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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 […]

Conigital and MCAV exhibit with Westfield Technology Group’s Driverless Pod at Cheltenham Science Festival

On the 8-9 of June, Conigital and MCAV exhibited at the Cheltenham Science Festival held at the Cheltenham Town Hall.  The 6 day festival which recently took place 5 - 10 June brought together some of the greatest scientific minds in the UK. Other exhibitors included: GCHQ, Oxford University Medical Research and EDF Energy. The [...]

Insurers warn on names for semi-autonomous vehicles

The Association of British Insurers is calling vehicle makers and the Government to give greater clarity around the capability of vehicles sold with technology that takes on some driving tasks. Along with Thatcham Research they are warning that the use of the word “autonomous” in car manufacturer marketing and literature is “lulling drivers into a […]

Safety the main feature of Tuesday’s Talking Transport from Detroit

The first Talking Transport from the ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit,  sponsored by 3M Connected Roads, is online with the focus on safety. “The technology’s cool and there’s some pretty amazing stuff here, but the whole point of it is to save lives and make people’s lives better…” said ITS America President and CEO Shailen Bhatt. […]

Climate Change Solutions host Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Showcase at University of Birmingham

Climate Change Solutions hosted the eagerly anticipated Hydrogen Fuel Cell Showcase on 31 May at the University of Birmingham. The event focused on the exciting developments taking place in this sector. This included plans from Birmingham’s first publicly available refuelling station, updates on how Hydrogen fits into the Energy Capital’s vision for the Midlands, updates […]

Bestmile and Renovo “enabling Robotaxi fleet management at scale”

The mobility services platform Bestmile is joining mobility operating system (OS) maker Renovo’s AWare Ecosystem to make it “fleet ready”, deploying, managing and optimising “robotaxi” services using these vehicles regardless of type or the automated driving system used. Bestmile says its technology enables highly automated vehicles to work together as intelligent fleets, delivering on-demand services with automated […]