More police forces join National Highways trial of Acusensus safety cameras

A trial of new mobile technology which can automatically detect motorists who are not wearing a seatbelt or using mobile phones while driving is being extended, with police across the country taking part. Ten police forces will be using the kit from Australian company Acusensus, which is mounted to a vehicle or trailer and has […]

National Highways trials four-legged survey robot

A robotic dog is being employed by National Highways as part of its survey work in the South West. Spot, Boston Dynamics’ autonomous robot dog, is being trialled by National Highways, BAM Ritchies and AECOM as part of geotechnical surveys across a number of locations in the South West, and video footage of the first […]

TTF showcases near-to-market connected vehicle solutions

The Transport Technology Forum’s Connected Vehicle Working Group has undertaken the latest in its series of demonstrations of cutting-edge near-to-market solutions. A group of specially-invited senior decision makers from the Department for Transport, National Highways and Local Authorities attended a day at UTAC’s Millbrook Proving Ground.  From being guided to the event car park via […]

Durham Police hails Acusensus technology “driving down road crime”

Officers from the Durham Roads and Armed Policing Unit have detailed how they have been deploying a new sensor test vehicle in recent weeks which uses the latest AI technology to detect drivers who use their mobile phones or are not wearing their seatbelt. A specialist camera on top of the vehicle can scan all […]

Warwickshire promotes seatbelt safety campaign

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership is asking drivers and their passengers to check everyone is wearing a seatbelt before travelling. It says that, whilst most people always wear a seatbelt, during a two week enforcement campaign in the county last year, 87% of those not wearing a seatbelt were male and 88% of those not wearing […]

Hundreds of drivers flagged for mobile phone and seatbelt offences in Sussex

Police in Sussex have announced they have used Acusensus artificial intelligence technology to test motorists for mobile phone and seatbelt offences. More than 10,000 vehicles were screened in Sussex with a Sensor Test Vehicle which analyses if offences are being committed. It is fitted with a specialist camera system from to filter out possible offences, […]

Hundreds of seat belt and mobile phone offences spotted in M6 study

National Highways says it identified more than 750 seat belt and mobile phone offences along a short section of the M6 in Merseyside earlier this month – the highest number at a single site in a study which has visited numerous sites across the Midlands and South West. At one point, a high-visibility camera placed […]

Seatbelt, speed and phone camera catches 2,000 in a week

More than 2,000 people in Devon and Cornwall have been caught speeding, using mobile phones while driving and not wearing seatbelts – in just one week. The Vision Zero South West road safety partnership has released the figures following a week of action to mark the national Brake Road Safety week. Throughout the week (Nov […]


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