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Call for cities to prepare for future vehicles

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UK cities must start preparing now if the potential social and economic benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are to be realised, according to a new report launched by Atkins. It says that adoption of CAVs can bring about ...

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Siemens tests smart parking system

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Siemens and partners are trialling a radar based parking space detection system in Berlin aimed at simplifying the search for convenient parking. The company has installed radar sensors on street lamps on a 200m long section of the Bundesallee – ...

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Richard Harris enters ITS Hall of Fame

Richard Harris, Xerox
International Director of ITS (UK)

ITS (UK)’s International Director Richard Harris of Xerox was inducted into the ITS Hall of Fame during this year’s ITS World Congress in Bordeaux. This came after he was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by ERTICO – ITS Europe. ...

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Dartford free flow benefits revealed

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Introduction of the Dart Charge free flow tolling system at the Dartford Crossing is providing journey time savings of 90 minutes a week for commuters, Highways England has claimed. Figures released by the company show that drivers using the crossing ...

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World’s first driverless bus trialled

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Chinese bus manufacturer Yutong achieved a world first at the end of August when it successfully trialled a driverless bus on an intercity road from Zhengzhou to Kaifeng. Encountering busy traffic as it navigated the 32.6km route, the bus arrived ...

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Technology trial encourages car sharing

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Xerox has successfully piloted a Vehicle Passenger Detection System to demonstrate how transport authorities could operate high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and encourage commuters to adopt car sharing. The company says car sharing improves network efficiency and reduces congestion, pollution, ...

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ITS maintenance contract awarded for London road tunnels

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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) will deliver maintenance to critical ITS infrastructure within Transport for London’s 12 road tunnels after being awarded a £46.6M, 10 year contract. The Tunnel Outstation Maintenance Services Contract also covers 90km of associated road corridors. Cubic ...

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Mouchel wins ITS diversity award

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Mouchel was presented with the first annual Diversity Award at the recent ITS World Congress in Bordeaux for its work to support women in the sector. The award recognised “the best action taken to promote the creation of an intelligent ...

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Funding awarded for UK driverless car research

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Efforts to develop fully autonomous vehicle technologies in the UK have been boosted following launch of an £11M research programme by Jaguar Land Rover and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council. Funding has been awarded to five different projects ...

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Warning system unveiled for dangerous road conditions

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INRIX has developed a new system which harnesses data from connected cars and weather predictions to warn drivers of potentially dangerous road conditions. ‘INRIX Road Weather’ has been made available for automakers, mobile application developers and public sector agencies. The ...

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