WMG launches new national initiative to educate the public on automated vehicles

The research establishment WMG at The University of Warwick has launched an initiative aimed at building public confidence in self-driving technology through a programme of education and engagement. It says PAVE UK, with the Department for Business and Trade, the Department for Transport, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), and Transport for West […]

More than 175 traffic offences detected on the M1 in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police have been working with National Highways’ unmarked HGV this month identifying more than 175 offences as part of the latest operation to crackdown on illegal and irresponsible drivers using the county’s major road network. Officers from the Safer Roads Team, supported by colleagues from the Roads Policing Team, Serious Collision Investigation Unit and […]

Government offers funding to help more black cab drivers go green

The Government has announced an extension to the Plug-in Taxi Grant, meaning cab drivers will receive £6,000 per vehicle for swapping to an EV. The extension will run until April next year, which the government says provides certainty to those who are looking to make the switch to electric. It says that, since its introduction […]

TRL explains Intelligent Speed Assistance at SMLL event

TRL is dissemination event at Smart Mobility Living Lab in Woolwich in London on 12 March discussing Intelligent Speed Assistance. Understanding the Future of Safe Driving with Intelligent Speed Assistance features a morning of talks, discussions, and a view into the future of safer roads. The event promises ‘You will get ‘first-hand knowledge of ISA […]

Official webinar series launched in run-up to ITS World Congress in Dubai

ERTICO – ITS Europe will host a series of webinars to turn the spotlight on the 2024 ITS World Congress, which will take place in Dubai on 16-20 September under the theme of  ‘Mobility Driven by ITS’. The webinars will focus on this year’s Congress topics: Urban Mobility, Clean Mobility, Automated Mobility, and Innovation in Mobility […]

Blackwall Tunnel to see southbound traffic closures in March and April

Transport for London has advised drivers that the Blackwall Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic across the weekends of 16-18 March and 13-15 April to help support carriageway works on the northbound Blackwall Tunnel approach. The new closure will follow the previously announced southbound closure across the weekend of 24-26 February. It explains the […]

A47 road schemes in Norfolk given go-ahead following legal challenge

Three multi-million-pound road schemes aimed at improving safety and reducing journey times around Norwich are a step closer after three Court of Appeal judges upheld the original decisions by the Secretary of State for Transport to grant development consent orders.  Today (22 Feb), and following an earlier one-day hearing by the Court of Appeal in […]

Darren Capes gives advice on bidding for share of £20m ITMF traffic signals funding on this week’s Highways Voices

If ever there’s a real must-listen Highways Voices, this is it, as we get a sneak preview of the guidance for the bidding for a share of the £20 million Intelligent Traffic Management Fund with Darren Capes from the Department for Transport. Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an […]

TTF Conference agenda published, with latest projects and signals funding

Local authorities and transport technology suppliers will benefit from a full day of discussion about the government’s £70 million funding of improvements to traffic signals during this year’s Transport Technology Forum conference in Leicestershire this April.  Announced as part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers by Secretary of State Mark Harper last October, […]

Leicester to use technology to enforce yellow box offences

Leicester City Council is preparing two junctions to use camera enforcement to tackle traffic offences and improve congestion close to St Margaret’s Bus Station, using legislation that allows councils to deal with moving traffic offences. The new powers will allow the council to enforce traffic offences at the junction of Abbey Street and Gravel Street, […]

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