VESOS eCall solution provides road safety benefit “there for the taking”

Motoring and road safety stakeholders are welcoming the National Highways award of pathfinder funding for new initiatives to help manage hazards on motorways and major A roads, including the VESOS solution for harnessing the benefit of data generated by the eCall system.” VESOS is one of nine new ideas selected by National Highways to receive […]

The practicalities of owning an EV evinced by RAC Foundation report

The RAC Foundation has published a report by director, Steve Gooding, in the practicalities of owning an EV. Gooding’s personal observation of driving a battery-electric vehicle around south-east England and trying to recharge it at a number of locations, with various types and speeds of charger, operated by different companies, makes for fascinating reading. By […]

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 […]

CILT appoints former TfL exec as President

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK has announced Leon Daniels OBE FCILT as its President for 2023. Mr Daniels is an experienced transport professional with an exceptional record in delivery and performance at the highest level of private and public sector organisations. He has been a Vice-President of CILT(UK) for three […]

NH accused of wasting money on rebrand

The head of the RAC Foundation and a former Director General at the Department for Transport, Steve Gooding, has criticised the “eye-watering” cost of rebranding Highways England to National Highways. The website Construction News has discovered through a Freedom of Information request that the rebrand is set to cost the taxpayer nearly £402,000 in total […]

In-person TTF Conference returns in May

The Transport Technology Forum has announced its Annual Conference will take place in Liverpool on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May, bringing national government, local authorities, suppliers and consultants together for two days of debates, presentations and technical meetings. The Conference will be held at the Marriott hotel a stone’s throw from Liverpool Lime Street […]

Government consults on Road Collision Investigation Branch idea

A new investigation branch dedicated to learning lessons from road traffic collisions, including those involving self-driving vehicles, could be established under plans being unveiled by the Government. The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on proposals to set up a Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB), which would operate much like the similar independent bodies […]


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