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 […]

AECOM and ORIS sign MOU to collaborate on carbon impact assessments for road designs

Infrastructure consultancy firm AECOM has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with digital start-up ORIS to collaborate on carbon impact assessments for road designs. The organisations will pursue joint opportunities for their combined approach, with AECOM using the ORIS software to assess the carbon emissions of road projects to enable its engineers to […]

Roads reimagined with people and planet in mind

By Derval Cummins, Director-Transportation, Aecom & Martin Boran, Associate Director-Highways-Ireland, Aecom The Irish government is investing €1.8 billion in cleaner, greener transport in 2022, part of its drive to halve transport carbon emissions by 2030. But so far, the debate on resource allocation and planning has pitted investment in public transport against investment in roads, […]

AECOM wins Greater Manchester air quality monitoring contract

Consultants AECOM has won an eight-year contract to measure air quality across 450 locations across Greater Manchester. The company will collect pollution samples from each monitoring site every month. They will then analyse this data in order to assess the effectiveness of Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan.  Tom Stenhouse, technical director at AECOM, said: “Air quality […]


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