partners with Drivewyze for road disruption and work zone safety pilot in Oregon

UK firm is partnering with Drivewyze on a groundbreaking agreement with Umatilla County, Oregon. The companies will develop a first in the nation pilot program to digitize rural roadway disruptions and work zones and provide in-cab safety alerts specifically for truck drivers. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in roadway management, ensuring safer and […]

Waymo offering free driverless rides in Los Angeles

Google’s driverless car sister company, Waymo, has announced it is expanding its driverless operation, with rides starting in an area of Los Angeles. It will begin its expansion by offering rides in a 63 square mile area from Santa Monica to Downtown LA, scaling operations over time. These initial rides will be free, and with […]

China “gravely concerned” by US probe into its connected vehicles

Last week, Highways News reported that the US was investigating Chinese cars for “securoty risks”. Today, China has responded by declaring that it has “grave concerns” about the United States’ investigation into China-made vehicles that use “connected” car technology, said a Ministry of Commerce spokesperson in the Malaysian Sun on Monday. China has taken notice […]

No traffic deaths in seven years after New Jersey city limits street parking

The death of an elderly pedestrian in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2017 spurred city leaders to remove street parking spaces in a bid to end traffic fatalities. According to, for the last seven years, the city of nearly 60,000 people has reported resounding success: Not a single automobile occupant, bicyclist or pedestrian has died in […]

US government investigates Chinese cars for security risks

The American Government is looking into threats foreign-made connected cars could have on the country’s security, pointing to an “acute and persistent threat” from China. The Department of Commerce has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment to inform the potential development of regulations to secure and safeguard the Information and […]

Yunex highlights Yutraffic Blade Controller installation in the US

Global ITS company Yunex Traffic has announced the successful installation of its latest Yutraffic Blade controller at an intersection in the American state of Kansas. It says this milestone marks the first customer deployment of the Yutraffic Blade, adding that the feedback “has been overwhelmingly positive, with reliability and overall functionality being quoted as an […]

American regulators consider connected car rules to protect abused people

The agency US Federal Communications Commission is considering introducing safeguards to stop domestic abusers from tracking victims through connected vehicles. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is asking other commissioners to start the process of drawing up new regulations. The FCC says her proposal would examine how the agency can use existing law to ensure car manufacturers […]

Waymo’s Los Angeles rollout put on hold

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has had plans to expand into Los Angeles paused due to “public safety concerns”. The Daily Mail reports the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision comes a week after Waymo admitted that two of its self-driving taxis crashed into the same lorry in Arizona back in December. “Since Waymo has […]

Waymo issues driverless recall after double collision with lorry

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has announced it has voluntarily filed a recall report with America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for software that was previously on its fleet, after two cars crashed with the same lorry in Phoenix, Arizona last year. Waymo says it has chosen to issue the recall after consultation with […]

Waymo planning driverless freeway trips

Google’s driverless division Waymo has announced plans to begin testing its fully autonomous passenger cars without a human driver on freeways in Arizona. It says that, just as it has taken a phased approach to rolling out technology and operations in the past, it will continue to deploy in a step-by-step manner, first providing rider-only […]


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