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We can pay for better, safer, more reliable roads…

Figure 1: Fuel Efficiency Contributes to Revenue Loss
(Source: California Road Charge Pilot Program)

…in a way that is fair to road users and good for the economy and the environment Readers of this article may recognise a slightly rephrased version of the Wolfson Prize question (Wolfson 2017). The key word in the Prize ...

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The real cost of pollution environment fines and what can be done

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Mobility of persons and goods is highly related to economic activity and growth. For the last 200 years, economy is quickly growing, creating attracting poles in cities forecasted to grow from today’s over 50% to 70% of the global population ...

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Smart Motorways: Fine tuning the calibration process

Figure 1: M25 SMALR

This paper describes how Atkins’ calibration engineers have identified improvements to the calibration process for smart motorway (SM) schemes through their experience on many schemes in the last five years. The M62 J25-30 calibration and M25 SM optimisation schemes are ...

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All this data – but where does it go?

Next generation real-time data services for vehicles

Alec Beale of HERE Technologies outlines how a collaborative platform for automakers and transport authorities to share data is vital if we want to reduce congestion and accidents on Britain’s roads. When the new Audi A8 goes on sale in ...

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JTS: optimising road user experience

DATEX in use on the A14

Not only is the £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme the largest in Highways England’s current programme, it also features a pioneering journey time solution (JTS) enabling real-time journey information from the National Traffic Operations Centre (NTOC) to be ...

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Clarity when needed most

Addlestone in Surrey with the M25 motorway

Intelligent systems project manager Claire Airth explains how Mott MacDonald is helping Highways England deliver intelligent cross-boundary traffic management solutions through the Collaborative Traffic Management (CTM) programme. Funded by Highways England’s Innovation Designated Fund, the CTM programme on the M25 ...

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All aboard

The Navya automated vehicle demonstration at the Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia.

Trials and demonstrations of automated shuttle buses continue to flourish. There are currently three hot topics in transport and mobility, connected and automated vehicles and driving; mobility as a service and the sharing economy; and air quality. The emergence of ...

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