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Smart Motorways: Fine tuning the calibration process

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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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Connected cars project aims to end motorway pile ups

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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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Average speed enforcement goes live in Edinburgh

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Scotland’s first average speed camera system on a local road went live in Edinburgh on Monday. The system, which has undergone a period of testing since its installation in May, has been introduced on Old Dalkeith Road to improve safety, ...

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Technology trials target safer London buses

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Automatic emergency braking and audible warning systems could be introduced to Transport for London’s buses from next year in a bid to further improve road safety in the capital, it has been announced. Automatic braking systems allow a vehicle to ...

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Autonomous solution launched to protect road workers

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Autonomous vehicle technology is being used in an impact protection vehicle to help keep road workers safe. The innovative solution – thought to be the first of its kind – launched recently with a live demonstration in Colorado, USA. The ...

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Driver fatigue detection to be retrofitted on London trams

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Transport for London has pledged to roll out an ‘in-cab vigilance system’ to all trams on its Croydon Tramlink network by this Autumn following last November’s fatal derailment near Sandilands Junction. The technology – which is currently being trialled ­– ...

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ITS (UK) helps set connected vehicle standards

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ITS (UK) is working with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to agree standards that connected and automated vehicles should adhere to in order to help deliver safety and interoperability for all road users. The BSI asked the association to help ...

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Smart bike light promises cycle safety boost

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An intelligent bike light which could improve cycle safety and inform future infrastructure upgrades has been developed by data analytics experts at Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with a local company. The light, originally created by tech start-up See.Sense, uses ...

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Bosch offers motorcyclists ‘digital shield’ to improve safety

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New ‘digital protection shield’ technology that enables communication between cars and motorcycles could prevent nearly one third of all motorbike accidents, the system’s developer Bosch claims. Motorcyclists are among the most at-risk road users, the company says, one of the ...

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