Work already underway on delivering 2027 ITS World Congress

As the Chair of ERTICO – ITS Europe uses his closing speech at this year’s ITS World Congress in China to repeat the news that Birmingham is Preferred Host for the World Congress 2027, Transport for West Midlands has announced it has already starting work on delivering the event. Dr Angelos Amditis announced Birmingham’s success […]

Connected vehicle experts call for more eCall publicity

A group of connected vehicle specialists from the company VESOS, who are leading work on maximising the value of life-saving eCall technology, are calling for a new drive to publicise the technology, after a survey suggested very low awareness of the in-car safety system. eCall, which has been built into every newly approved car and […]

Drones to monitor traffic in the West Midlands

The West Midland’s regional transport managers have been given a new tool to monitor and handle traffic jams – drones. The drones will fly over congestion hotspots and traffic queues at accident scenes or road closures and send live footage to transport managers enabling them to better plan diversions and keep the public informed. Transport […]

Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

ITS World Congress team urge UK to back the bid

The team at Transport for West Midlands who’re working to bring the major ITS World Congress 2027 to Birmingham are urging UK consultants, suppliers and academics to back their bid by writing letters of support to the overall organisers ERTICO. The event takes place under European jurisdiction every three years. It was held in Hamburg […]

£88m plan for bus services across West Midlands

Plans to introduce more transport safety officers and a streamlined fare structure have been included in an £88 million package of measures designed to transform bus services in the West Midlands over the next three years. Further proposals outlined in the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) will see greater coordination between Transport for West […]

UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to be run in the West Midlands

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) will run the UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet after £30 million worth of funding has been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT). This follows a successful bid to the Zero-emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) fund to promote cleaner and greener bus transport and will cover the cost of a  […]

Vivacity Labs and Vaisala partner to provide transport, weather and environmental data insights to improve travel sustainability

Vivacity Labs, the London-based transport technology scaleup, and Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, have partnered to drive sustainability in the travel industry. Vivacity’s sensors, which use artificial intelligence and machine learning to capture anonymous traffic counts of different transport modes across a selected ‘count line’, will pair its sensors with […]

Hear the Day One chat from Hamburg on a special Highways Voices

The Intelligent Transport Systems industry is finally meeting together at its World Congress in Hamburg and we talk physical and software solutions, Mobility as a Service, commercialisation of test beds and even hint at a Beatles moment in the first of a series of Highways Voices podcast specials. These podcasts are possible thanks to the […]


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