PTV Principal Modeller reflects on the future of modelling

Following the PTV User Group meeting in London on 27 November, the company’s Principal Modeller in the UK, Laurence Chittock has written his thoughts on the event and the state of the industry. He discusses industry challenges, technological advancements including AI and Machine Learning, and adaptability. Highways News publishes his thoughts below, in full: PTV […]

Driverless’ public transport option for new Cramlington development

A new study will determine the feasibility of an autonomous, ‘driverless’ public transport system between Seaton Delaval Station and the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington. Innovate UK has awarded £160,000 for the initiative, which is led by developer, Dysart, in collaboration with Newcastle University, Milestone Transport Planning, Dromos, and Pegasus Group. It holds […]

£1.3m for UK driverless trials

Local Authorities and regional transport operators will study how self-driving vehicle technology can improve local transport in remote, rural, and urban areas, as they are awarded a share of £1.3 million in joint UK government and industry funding to study the feasibility of self-driving mass transit solutions across the UK. Six projects will study how […]

Industry-leading experts take turns to chair JCT Traffic Signals Symposium sessions

Some of the country’s leading transport technology experts will be leading the conversation at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium next month as they chair the learned programme of papers during the event. The two-day symposium features 23 separate presentations covering a range of topics including road safety, traffic management research, asset management and on-street […]

Autonomous lorries in closed environments hailed as a “quick win”

The introduction of autonomous goods vehicles into closed environments such as ports and factory sites could have a “quick win” for the logistics industry facing rising costs and driver shortages. That’s the view of a group of experts from across the freight and intelligent transport systems industries who met at a round table led by […]

Women manage driverless cars better – research

A new study suggests that women are better at taking back control of a driverless vehicle when required, have faster reaction times, hold more stable wheel control and engage in fewer reckless manoeuvres. Researchers at Newcastle University have concluded that driverless car software may need to have settings based on gender and age, so that […]

ITS (UK) honours Student and Apprentice Essay Award winners

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has recognised creative thinking amongst its early careers professionals, honouring an apprentice and a student member who have won the 2020 ITS (UK) Essay Competition. The competition wanted candidates to imagine the speech they would give at their retirement ceremony.  They were asked what impact and influence on the industry […]

Packed line-up confirmed for JCT Symposium 2020 as delegate numbers soar

Delegates at this year’s JCT Traffic Signals Symposium will hear how data from existing urban traffic control systems could be used to help reduce the environmental impact of transport in the future. The fascinating presentation from Professor Margaret Bell is one of 20 lined up for the two-day online event which has already seen a […]


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