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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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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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Freight considerations for new Thames Tunnel

Highways England is being urged to consider the haulage industry in plans for a new tunnel under the Thames river to the east of London. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that a planned new tunnel under the Thames must …

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Lane closure link to tachograph breaks

Highways England cites mandatory rest breaks for HGV drivers as one of the top causes of lane closures on the UK road network. With a lack of infrastructure to cater for increasing numbers of lorries on the road network and …

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Report highlights risks on UK road network

Road Safety Foundation report examines the costs of accidents across the country’s strategic road network with improvement commitments from Highways England. Reducing harm on the roads is both a moral and an economic imperative for the new Highways England, according …

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Highways agency to become Government owned

The UK’s Highways Agency will be renamed Highways England and become state-owned from April 2015. Keeping its promise made in April this year that the Highways Agency will become a Government-owned body within a year, the UK’s Department for Transport …

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Free-flow tolling on London’t Dartford Crossing to be delayed

FTA believes freight transport costs to suffer as a result of Highways Agency delays in implementing free-flow tolling on the Dartford Crossing. With an initial implementation schedule of the 28th October 2014, the Highways Agency has now slipped the start …

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Minister visits modernized road sign printing facility

A modernised facility for printing traffic management as well as heritage and tourism signs gains high level recognition from Secretary of State for Transport. Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is a charity which has recently completed the first stage of …

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Variable Message Signs to be used for managing traffic at Gleneagles

Traffic managers responsible for the smooth flow of traffic surrounding the Ryder Cup event in Scotland will be assisted by 17 full matrix portable variable message signs. The Ryder Cup golf tournament to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland from …

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