ORR welcomes smart motorway technology improvements

The Office of Rail and Road has written to National Highways welcoming improvements in the performance of its smart motorway Stopped Vehicle Detection technology, following initial testing. However, ORR says it recognises that caution is required when interpreting the data. In December 2022, ORR reported that the SVD system on all lane running sections of […]

M56 smart motorway opening delayed for SVD

National Highways says there’ll be a delay in opening the £85 million upgrade of the M56 between junction 6 for Hale and 8 for Bowden because of the need to introduce Stopped Vehicle Detection technology. The four-mile section is one of the busiest in the North West, carrying 100,000 vehicles a day and is having […]

SVS and HE testing detection radar in tunnel

Waterlooville-based Smart Video & Sensing Ltd has announced its trialling the latest radar from the smartmicro Premium series, the TRUGRD, on the Highways England Tunnel testbed in Southwick Hill Tunnel in Sussex. SVS says the TRUGRD radar is an ultra high definition radar that can separate objects even in areas where vehicles are closely spaced […]

Navtech Radar opens new production facility

Radar technology company Navtech Radar has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Oxfordshire, where the production of its patented radars commenced in January 2021. The company says the new production facility at Grove Business Park will enable it to meet increasing global demand for its radar-based safety solutions in markets such as highways, security […]

Navtech’s ClearWay SVD to be rolled out on smart motorways

Navtech Radar’s ClearWay stopped vehicle detection technology is to be deployed on more roads across the UK as part of Highways England’s programme to enhance safety on smart motorways. The Oxfordshire-based designer and manufacturer has won a competitive tender to supply ClearWay for all all-lane-running motorways to quickly identify vehicles that have stopped, helping to […]

HE in £32m SVD tender

After Highways England pledged to increase the safety levels on smart motorways, it’s put out a tender for a stopped vehicle detection system. It wants companies to pitch their designs for technology that will detect individual stopped vehicles in live lanes on all-lane running sections. It says the SVD solution must enable early intervention and […]


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