GM patent driver mental well-being assessment system

General Motors has applied to patent a technology that takes driver-monitoring to a new level. The automaker outlined a system that analyzes the driver’s behavior by reading data sent by onboard sensors — and can have the car take over if it detects unsafe behavior. Filed in November 2022, and published this month, the patent describes a “vehicle […]

San Francisco: Cruise to halve its driverless fleet after recent crashes

Cruise has agreed to reduce its driverless taxi operation in San Francisco by 50% after two separate crashes involving its vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it is investigating “recent concerning incidents involving Cruise vehicles” and that the company agreed to its request to reduce the number of operating […]

Gateshead: Delay warnings as work on A1 ‘void’ continues

Drivers are being warned significant delays will continue on a major road after a “void” was found in a verge. A section of the A1 in Gateshead was closed on Wednesday and Thursday night after engineers found issues with mine workings near junction 65, says the BBC. National Highways said there would be daytime lane […]

MSP raises confusion over Scottish Low Emission Zone taxi eligibility

Taxi drivers in Scotland are experiencing discrepancies between online information, local council and operator communications when it comes to Low Emission Zone (LEZ) vehicle eligibility, says MSP during Scottish Parliament debate, says Taxi Point. Labour MSP Foysol Choudhury raised concerns about the accuracy of the Low Emission Zones (LEZ) vehicle eligibility checking service during a […]

Horsham Council stages EV event

Horsham District Council in West Sussex hosted a free to attend electric vehicle (EV) event on Friday 24 May that was attended by hundreds of people eager to learn more about how zero emission transport could both benefit them and help address climate change challenges. Many attendees took the opportunity to take a free test […]

A46 Newark Bypass plans accepted for examination

The Planning Inspectorate confirmed it has accepted National Highways’ application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for detailed examination. Following months of work finalising plans for the improvements to the A46 Newark Bypass we submitted our DCO to the Planning Inspectorate on 26 April 2024. The DCO is a collection of assessments, data, plans and […]

FM Conway secures coveted carbon certification

Infrastructure services company FM Conway is now British Standards Institute (BSI) certified to PAS 2080:2023, the global standard for the management and reduction of whole-life carbon in infrastructure and the built environment.  PAS 2080 provides the framework for managing whole-life carbon across infrastructure projects through promotion of early collaboration with the whole value chain and […]

M2 bridge repair work to begin on Friday

Drivers are being informed of several upcoming closures on the London-bound Merrals Shaw Bridge in Kent for essential maintenance.  Overnight and weekend closures are planned over the next couple of weeks on the M2 Junction 2 for work on the Merrals Shaw bridge interchange.  The work, including replacing expansion joints, resurfacing, and waterproofing, is critical to keeping the […]


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