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Call to embrace smart parking

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  British motorists spend on average 44 hours a year searching for parking spaces according to the latest insights from ITS (UK) member and data analysis specialist INRIX. The company has published the results of a new study which analysed ...

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Technology promises reduction in rail delays

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Punctuality of train journeys between London and Bristol is set to improve following the installation of an innovative new traffic management system for trials on the Great Western Railway. Network Rail has signed an agreement with British signalling and train ...

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Parking enforcement car sees Swansea success

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Introduction of a parking enforcement car in Swansea is proving successful in tackling problem parking by changing motorists’ behaviour according to new statistics released by the council. The council launched the car in 2015 in a bid to tackle parking ...

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Technology supplier encourages next generation into ITS

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Derbyshire based highways technology supplier MVIS is working to encourage young people to think about careers in intelligent transport systems in partnership with a local secondary school. The company – an ITS (UK) member – has this summer launched a ...

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Dynniq to provide technology for South West motorways

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ITS (UK) member Dynniq is set to deliver a range of technology on Highways England’s motorway network in the South West after winning a place on its new Construction Work Framework for the region. The company has secured the sole ...

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Drivers still sceptical about autonomous vehicles

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Motoring group the RAC has highlighted what it terms ‘widespread scepticism’ over autonomous cars after a survey showed that just 5% of drivers think the Government should be prioritising support for their development. Research conducted with over 2000 members of ...

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London leads the way on contactless travel

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One billion journeys have now been made using contactless bank cards on London’s transport network according to latest figures, marking a significant shift in the way customers pay for their travel. In total 40% of all pay-as-you-go journeys in the ...

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Technology presents opportunity to defeat congestion

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Ambitious proposals to ‘abolish’ congestion that include road user charging and autonomous vehicles have been set out in a new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The report says that advances in technology provide an opportunity ...

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Siemens rolls out average speed enforcement to capital

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Traffic management specialist Siemens has recently completed the deployment of what is thought to be the UK’s largest and busiest permanent average speed enforcement system across London. The company’s SafeZone system operates with more than 120 Sicore automatic number plate ...

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Chubb launches Smart Motorway camera system

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ITS (UK) member Chubb Systems has launched a CCTV based traffic monitoring system for Smart Motorways which is capable of delivering high quality images in all weather conditions. The firm’s new television out station (TVOS) provides regional control centres with ...

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