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ITS (UK) Women in ITS Interest Group and KTN host International Women in Engineering Day Debate Webinar

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2018, the ITS (UK) Women in ITS Interest Group and KTN hosted a webinar debate discussing the development of driverless cars. This was an opportunity for women engineers, scientists and technologists to come together to promote the growth of women in engineering. Statistics from the Women’s Engineering […]

CAVs in the West Midlands at the Transport Data Initiative #7 – Leeds

Transport Data Initiative (“TDI”) hosted their 7th installment event series in Leeds on Thursday 21st June. TDI is led by local authorities who believe that improving the way we collect, store, and use data will help us deliver improved transport services while reducing cost of delivery. TDI forums blend presentations with interactivity to encourage delegates […]

Jaguar Land Rover opens Manchester Hub developing next generation of connected cars

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy to introduce connected technologies in future vehicles. Whitley, UK, 25 June 2018:  Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to open a new software, IT and engineering centre in Manchester to support its strategy to […]

Guiding Disruption in Urban Mobility to Support the Low-Carbon Transition

Luke Rust, Head of Commercial Development at Immense Simulations has been investigating autonomous ride hailing services and he has written a piece on the part they can play in the low-carbon transition. Urban mobility is reaching a tipping point. The UK government is being fined for illegal levels of air pollution while London remains the […]

Automechanika NEC Exhibition: MCAV, KTN and Conigital working together to showcase a successful Future of Transport Exhibition

During 4th to 6th June, Automechanika took over the NEC Birmingham. Automechanika Birmingham is UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and vehicle production sector. With over 12,000 decision-makers from Original Equipment Manufacturer’s aftermarket and supply chain and over 500 exhibitors in attendance stretching across four large halls at the NEC, it really was an […]

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Start-up wins $9m of investment for Ford partnership

Mapping software company rideOS has raised $9 million in Series A funding to grow its technology platform designed to accelerate the safe, global roll-out of self-driving vehicles. The funding is announced alongside a deal to partner with Ford subsidiary Autonomic “to address key challenges in the area of self-driving vehicle technology”. The rideOS platform provides a broad […]

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Siemens supply signals for Yeovil traffic improvement programme

Siemens ITS has been awarded a contract to supply, test and commission traffic signals and CCTV equipment for a series of junctions and roundabouts as part of Somerset County Council’s Yeovil Western Corridor project. The contract, awarded by civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths, covers both the replacement of life-expired equipment and the installation of new signals […]

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Blockchain could bridge the gap to integrated transport

Blockchain could provide the underpinnings for a future integrated transport system, without the need for large and costly centralised control mechanisms, according to a new paper from the Transport Systems Catapult and the University of Sheffield. Transport Systems Catapult is calling for government and industry to explore the technology’s potential uses in transport, to ensure […]

Lamppost Electric Vehicle charging points brought to market thanks to WMG

New charging point which can be installed onto existing lampposts – making charging easier for drivers without off-street parking – brought to market thanks to researchers at WMG, University of Warwick char.gy needed a bespoke electronics board to be designed before entering market – WMG created this, enabling the product to be sold to public […]

Lamppost EV charging points brought to market thanks to WMG

Better infrastructure “will ease the journey to AVs”

Serious crashes on inter-urban roads may be slashed by a quarter over the next 30-40 years with the introduction of automated vehicles, according to a report from the European Road Assessment Programme. However the international not for profit association warns the ride may be “far from smooth”, with a mixed fleet transition and vital need […]