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Issue 666 - 20 February 2015: Features
Come and test driverless vehicles on our roads, Government tells industry

Come and test driverless vehicles on our roads, Government tells industry
Andrew Forster

The Government is opening the country’s road network up for the testing of driverless vehicles in an effort to win a big slice of the research and development work in this fast-developing field.  “Driverless vehicles can legally be tested on public roads in the UK today,” declares a review of the legislative environment for driverless vehicles conducted by the DfT and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills... continue

Copying the capital: smartcard ticketing at work in West Yorkshire
Rik Thomas

The West Yorkshire region has been looking hard at the introduction of smartcard public transport ticketing for some 10-15 years, John Henkel, acting director of transport at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, concedes,... continue

Bozzo happy with IBI’s niche in the UK’s intelligent transport market
Andrew Forster

Technology has revolutionised traffic management and control in the last 30 years and many local authorities have established traffic control centres, with walls of CCTV screens monitoring the road network, supplemented by... continue

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Press brings pros and cons of driverless cars to public attention after report launch

Press brings pros and cons of driverless cars to public attention after report launch
Rik Thomas

THE COUNTRY’S media congregated at North Greenwich last week for the launch of the Government’s The pathway to driverless cars report on 11 February (see pp6-7). The Daily Telegraph, reporting on the report’s launch the day before it actually occurred, warned its readers that: “The Highway Code may need to be re-written to stop driverless cars from bringing Britain’s city centres to a halt… Passing distances... continue