A new £1m project will see Loughborough University team up with Highways England to assess the challenges that connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will face on the UK’s motorways. Researchers will assess how roadwork operation, lanes, junctions and lane markings could impact on the performance of CAVs. The project, named CAVIAR (Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Infrastructure Appraisal Readiness), is being carried out in partnership with Highways England and construction company Galliford Try. Mohammed Quddus, Loughborough University professor of intelligent transport […]
A report from the Climate Change Committee has raised concerns about the Highways Agency’s (HA) approach to boosting the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) in the face of climate change, including events such as flooding.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has called upon the government to speed up the “long overdue” creation of a funding and strategy package for Britain’s roads. CILT has urged the government to develop a plan that stretches further than the current five year strategy. Following the publication last November of Alan Cook’s independent review into the strategic road network, the government is due to publish findings of its study into alternative funding and ownership models for the […]
Growing demand for warehousing and a “critical” shortage of industrial land has seen a controversial plan to build a £73m logistics hub on Green Belt land near Wigan, given the green light by the government.