School Streets pilot to begin at five schools in Shropshire next month

An 18-month School Streets pilot is set to begin at five Shropshire schools in June – with a sixth school to follow soon. School Streets are streets outside of school gates that have temporary restrictions on motorised traffic (except for permit holders) during school drop-off and pick-up times. During these times ANPR enforcement cameras will […]

Between the Lines: PTV launches bus route planning tool

Modelling and simulation software company PTV Group has launched a new web-based toolin the UK to allow local authorities and bus operators to better plan bus and other publictransport routes and timetables. The solution enables operators to deliver services to morepassengers while maximising efficiency and minimising cost. PTV Lines provides planners with immediate feedback on […]

Costain project aims to revolutionise tunnel infrastructure installation with robotic AI

A consortium of mechanical and civil engineering, and robotic automation industry leaders, including Tunnel Engineering Services (UK) Ltd (TES), i3D robotics (i3D), the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Costain, and VVB Engineering, has developed the first robotic and AI solution set to revolutionise the installation of mechanical and civil services in tunnels.  Traditionally, installing these services […]

“Only 2% of Tesla Full Self-Driving trial users buy it” says report 

According to credit card data, only about 2% of the Tesla owners who used Full Self-Driving in the free month trial ended up buying it after. Starting in March, Tesla offered a month of free trial of its Full Self-Driving (FSD) package to all its owners in North America. At the same time, the automaker slashed the […]

Waymo under investigation after reports of AV crashes and ‘traffic violations’

The US government’s highway safety agency (NHTSA) has opened another investigation of automated driving systems, this time into crashes involving Waymo’s self-driving vehicles. NHTSA posted documents detailing the probe on its website yesterday after getting 22 reports of Waymo vehicles either crashing or doing something that may have violated traffic laws. In the past month, the agency […]

Road safety organisations call for four life-saving priorities for the next government

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has coordinated a groundbreaking manifesto calling for immediate and strategic action to address the persistent issue of road fatalities and serious injuries in the UK. With support from more than 33 leading organisations and growing by the day, the manifesto outlines four strategic priorities aimed at revolutionising road safety […]

Esh Construction secures place on Northumbrian Water ‘Ecosystem’ Framework

Esh Construction has been appointed across all lots tendered which includes infrastructure, treatment and environmental schemes.  Northumbrian Water has named Esh Construction as an ‘ecosystem partner’ for a new framework that will support the delivery of the AMP8 capital investment programme. Esh Construction has been appointed to deliver across three lots within the ecosystem framework […]


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