£90K grants available to boost road safety

National Highways has opened applications for a new Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator, with winning bidders receiving up to £90,000 to “push the boundaries of your technology”. The National Highways Hazard Protection on Roads Accelerator is a programme delivered by Connected Places Catapult that aims to stimulate innovation around the challenge of further helping to […]

£7 million fund announced aimed at decarbonising freight and boosting innovation

A £7 million taxpayer-backed fund is being launched aimed at supporting innovative new ideas and technology to deliver freight across the UK more efficiently and cleaner. The Freight Innovation Fund (FIF) will go to up to 36 small and medium-sized enterprises who will then work with industry-leading companies to develop innovations to make freight more […]

National Highways starts search for innovations that will help reduce the impact of roadworks

A new innovation competition intended to reduce the impact of roadworks on drivers, local businesses and communities has been launched by National Highways in collaboration with Connected Places Catapult. The competition will look for innovations that make a difference for road users, communities and businesses impacted by roadworks National Highways is seeking new technology, products […]

Record number of entries for ITS (UK) Awards

More than fifty different people and projects have already been nominated for this year’s biggest ever ITS (UK) Awards – by far the most to have been entered since they were first held in 2006. There are a total of eleven prestigious awards being handed out by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris at the event […]

ITS (UK) gives initial Members’ Day details for October event

ITS (UK) members and their guests will meet in Milton Keynes on 13 October for a day of networking, debate and celebration around Intelligent Transport in the UK. The ITS (UK) Members’ Day is hosted by Executive Members the Connected Places Catapult between 10.30 and 5pm, followed by the President’s Dinner and Awards, hosted by […]

UK Platooning showcased

A world-first platooning trial will be showcased in East London next week, showing off lorries which enabled them to travel in a platoon, with speed and braking of following lorries reacting to the actions of the lead vehicle. HelmUK, led by TRL, was the world’s first HGV platooning trial to take place in a live […]


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