World News

A selection of road safety news from around the world

Open surveillance technology improves security for UTA

The Utah Transit Authority is using open platform video surveillance technology to provide expandable security options across its road and rail transport network. Milestone Systems open platform networked video management software (VMS) is helping the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) to …

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UBI app monitor drivers to provide trip based feedback

Drivers on the Snapshot UBI programme will soon be able to use a smartphone app to gain feedback on driver performance after each trip. Safe drivers can soon earn discounts on their vehicle insurance using just their mobile phones. Progressive …

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Mobile driving licence pilot begins in Iowa

DoT employees in Iowa go digital for testing a new mobile-phone based driving licence with secure authentication and credential verification features. Employees working for the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) are the first in the USA to use the MorphoTrust …

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Campaign launches to promote AEB use in Australia

ANCAP joins the Australian Medical Association in a campaign to promote AEB and other vehicle safety technologies as standard equipment in local markets. Titled “Avoid the Crash, Avoid the Trauma”, the campaign was jointly launched today by the AMA and …

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European tram driving championships to take place in Vienna

The Austrian city of Vienna will be the host this weekend for the annual European tram driving championship. Now in its fourth year since it was first established in Dresden to mark the 140th anniversary of the first tram to …

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Sweden sees largest increase in caravans in Europe

Greater luxury and improvements in safety technology drive 13% annual growth in popularity of caravans in Sweden. With nearly 300 caravans for every 10,000 people living in Sweden, taking breaks and holidays in mobile homes is more popular in the …

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Vehicle technology on show at International CES

The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show will feature more connected and autonomous vehicle technology than ever before. The expanding significance of consumer electronics technology in the vehicle and its significance on road safety and intelligent connectivity is reflected in the …

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New driving licence prevents fraudulent driving on Dutch roads

Gemalto is supplying the Netherlands with high security electronic driving licences for additional security. In a move to make it easier for police to verify identity and prevent unqualified drivers from using the country’s roads, the Dutch driving licence and …

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Nominations open for Swedish traffic safety awards

Sweden’s automobile association and Bilprovningen are inviting nominations for the best road safety projects from individuals and organizations. Each year since 2009, the “Attitude Awards” have been given to companies and individuals who have achieved something tangible in improving safety …

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Fleet management system used for deploying road gritters

Dangerous black ice is being cleared more effectively in North Carolina with the use of detection systems linked to GPS fleet management devices. A telematics fleet management and GPS tracking system has been put to innovative use by North Carolina …

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