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Connected cars project aims to end motorway pile ups


Technology that could radically reduce the number of multi car collisions on motorways is set to be developed and trialled in the UK after the Government awarded funding towards the initiative this week. The Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA) project will ...

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Report published on the way forward for MaaS


Development of Europe’s Mobility as a Service (MaaS) market will rely on access to open data, open APIs and more flexible transport and mobility regulations, a new White Paper published by the MaaS Alliance says. The Alliance is a public-private ...

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Siemens upgrades traffic management platform


Transport technology provider and ITS (UK) member Siemens has announced major upgrades to the latest hosted application modules for Stratos – the company’s cloud based strategic traffic management solution. With these latest updates to the ‘Strategy Manager’, ‘Traffic Signals’ and ...

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Mobile journey planner launched for Scottish trunk roads


Journey planning being made easier for Scotland’s road users with the launch of a new Traffic Scotland mobile website. The site uses the latest technology and is available on all mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. It is map based ...

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ITS firm launches new traffic control radar


Leading manufacturer of ITS product solutions AGD Systems is launching its next generation ‘AGD 350’ traffic control radar this week at the JCT Symposium & Exhibition at the University of Warwick. The 350 is a sophisticated multi lane loop replacement ...

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Wi-Fi data supports better journeys for Tube users


Depersonalised Wi-Fi connection data from London Underground customers’ mobile devices could be used to better understand how people navigate the Tube network, supporting efforts to reduce crowding and prioritise investment. This was the key finding of a four week pilot ...

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Northern Ireland awards major new ITS contract


Siemens has been awarded a new long term contract to maintain traffic management equipment throughout Northern Ireland by the Department for Infrastructure NI. The contract, which runs for a minimum period of four years, represents one of the largest of ...

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Government launches driverless car testing cluster


Efforts to create a cluster of excellence in driverless car testing along the M40 corridor between Coventry and London will be taken forward under a new ‘MERIDIAN’ brand announced by the Government. This brand for the development of connected and ...

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Autonomous shuttle bus undergoes UK trials


Members of the public are being invited to trial an autonomous electric shuttle bus which is making its first appearance in the UK at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this month. The NAVYA shuttle – previously tested in the USA, ...

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Transport start ups offered accelerator opportunity


Start up businesses with innovative solutions to transport challenges such as congestion, overcrowding, emissions and road safety, are being encouraged to apply for a new accelerator programme in Milton Keynes. The ‘Intelligent Mobility Accelerator’ is a partnership between the Transport ...

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