Tag Archives: Highway Maintenance

Road scanner gives eyes to autonomous vehicles

Finnish technology company unveils road scanning system to reduce wear on roads by guiding autonomous vehicles round potholes. As vehicle autonomy, platooning trucks and vehicle lane guidance systems become more of a reality and full autonomy is on the horizon, …

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Full scale bridge deck testing facility opens

Fuji Electric was part of a six year project to create a living laboratory to understand the effects of traffic on bridge structures. Fuji Electric took part in the recent unveiling of the world’s first accelerated bridge-testing facility. The Bridge …

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Conference on improving the UK road network

The RSMA is running a conference to address the widening gap between the condition of major roads and those maintained by local authorities. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) is holding a conference this month under its overarching banner of …

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May conference examines delivery of UK highways

The RSMA is holding its Highway Delivery – Integrating National and Local Roads conference next month to examine current performance and future trends. Held as part of the Road Safety Markings Association’s (RSMA) “National Highway Academy Events” programme, the Highway …

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RSMA says removal of road marking fatally flawed

A growing trend for selectively removing road markings to change driver behaviour towards more awareness of vulnerable users generates heated debate on safety. The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in the UK has described the notion of removing white lines …

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Local authorities increase spending on road repairs

Majority of councils increased levels of spending last year on the resurfacing of roadways and the repair of potholes. An IAM Freedom of Information (FOI) request has found that many county councils across England appear to have responded to criticisms …

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Pothole action event to take place in January

The second national pothole day with take place in January 2016 to raise awareness of the problem of poor road repairs in the UK. Following the success of last year’s inaugural National Pothole Day, “Street Repairs” will once again be …

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Eastern USA traffic management improvements with real-time data

More American states are now deploying real time traffic data to inform drivers of congestion and travel times. Real time information and big data analytics are enabling increasing numbers of American states to develop traffic management systems that have more …

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Report details growth trends in intelligent highway technologies

Global changes in highways infrastructure to embed more intelligence and improve safety and mobility are detailed in a new market research report. Volumes of road traffic are growing globally with an associated escalation in congestion levels which affect mobility and …

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Report available on engineering for safer UK roads

The Road Safety Foundation has issued a report for local authorities on the benefits of targeted initiatives for road network improvements. Targeting high risk roads With funding for road improvements remaining tight and local authorities struggling to prioritise works to …

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