MPs slam Highways England over delayed smart vehicle detection technology


Highways England (HE) has been criticised by MPs for giving the impression that technology that spots broken down vehicles on smart motorways would be installed five years ago. Giving evidence to the transport select committee (TSC), the roads agency admitted it hadn’t been “as precise or as clear as we could have been” when it told the committee in 2016 smart vehicle detection (SVD) technology was being rolled out. Earlier this year, transport secretary Grant Shapps said it was “entirely […]