Major study to assess link between 20mph limit and safety

Major study to assess link between 20mph limit and safety

Patrick McDonnell

The road safety benefits of the 20mph speed limit in Edinburgh and Belfast are to be assessed by a three-year study. The study is to be conducted by the University of... continue

13 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Loop-less vehicle detector launched

Loop-less vehicle detector launched

US company EMX Industries has launched a new loopless vehicle detector that is designed to be less intrusive than an inductive loop and... continue

22 Jun 2017Parking Review Products & Services
RFID parking permit wins European printing award

RFID parking permit wins European printing award

A parking permit system produced for the Austrian capital Vienna has won the innovation category of the 2017 FINAT Label Competition. The jury of the European association for the... continue

22 Jun 2017Parking Review Products & Services
DfT reveals companies bidding for West Coast Partnership and South Eastern rail franchise

DfT reveals companies bidding for West Coast Partnership and South Eastern rail franchise

Mark Moran

The government has announced the names of the companies in the running for the... continue

22 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

How much traffic on the roads is searching for a parking space?

Gordon Bell

How much traffic on the roads is searching for a parking space? I ask this question because in recent years I have seen various references to this subject in highways and parking literature. One quote that continually recurs runs along the lines of: “On average, 30% of traffic on urban roads... continue

15 Jun 2017Parking Review Opinion
Q-Park shareholders unanimously accept KKR bid

Q-Park shareholders unanimously accept KKR bid

Mark Moran

An offer of €2.95bn made by a US investment company for Q-Park has been accepted by all the Dutch parking company’s... continue

15 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Q-Park set to accept €2.95bn bid

Q-Park set to accept €2.95bn bid

Q-Park’s board has recommended the Dutch parking operator’s shareholders accept a €2.95bn offer from US... continue

1 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award presented to Turkish project

Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award presented to Turkish project

Nedap won the Intertraffic Parking Solutions Award 2017 for its smart parking solution in the Turkish city of Izmir. Nedap’s SENSIT smart parking sensors monitor the vehicle occupancy of 2,000 individual parking spaces in the streets of Izmir. The... continue

29 May 2017Parking Review News

US private equity company offers £1.75bn for Q-Park

The European parking operator Q-Park looks set to be acquired by a US private equity investor in a deal worth €2bn (£1.75bn), according to business press reports. The Financial Times and Reuters both reported that buyout group KKR has won the bidding for the Netherlands-based car park... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Seal-Driver swaps shared cars for shared bikes

Seal-Driver swaps shared cars for shared bikes

Joseph Seal-Driver has left car-sharing provider DriveNow, where he was UK director, to launch a new bike-sharing scheme. DriveNow is a joint venture of BMW and rental company... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
Parking sensors installed at Port of Antwerp’s Havenhuis

Parking sensors installed at Port of Antwerp’s Havenhuis

The Port of Antwerp, the biggest port of Belgium, is dominated by the Havenhuis, a building in the shape of a ship that is both the workplace for 500 employees as the central meeting point for the Antwerp port... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review Products & Services
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements

Industry issues route map to truck platoons

A routemap to the introduction of truck platoons on Europe’s roads has been published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). ACEA says truck platoons will reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, improve safety, and make better use of road space. Their... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
VW 'Pre-Crash' sensor system will detect 'rear ending' dangers

VW 'Pre-Crash' sensor system will detect 'rear ending' dangers

A growing number of cars have sensors designed to detect hazard ahead of them in the road to help drivers avoid collisions. Volkswagen has now developed a system that detects driving hazards coming behind a car. The ‘Pre-Crash occupant... continue

19 May 2017Parking Review Products & Services
Radio spectrum change could disrupt toll bridges and roads, warns ITS (UK)

Radio spectrum change could disrupt toll bridges and roads, warns ITS (UK)

Mark Moran

Ofcom has been warned that proposals to open up part of the radio... continue

18 May 2017Parking Review News
10 May 2017Parking Review Features
Parking & Property 2017 speaker line-up revealed

Parking & Property 2017 speaker line-up revealed

Parking and property professionals have long lived by the mantra ‘location, location, location’. But while location remains important, the era of data analytics and connected cars... continue

5 May 2017Parking Review News

ParkCloud offers pre-booked parking at Aberdeen Airport

Parking reservation service ParkCloud is now offering spaces at car parks at Aberdeen Airport. Serving over 3.8 million passengers in 2015, Aberdeen is the third largest airport in Scotland and 14th largest in the UK. With an average 7.8% growth per annum since 2012, recent developments include the... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News

German investment company launches European parking property fund

A German investment company has launched a specialist parking property portfolio. Munich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate has launched a new real estate alternative investment fund called Catella Parken Europa. The fund has an equity target of €200m and will invest in parking... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Bosch and Daimler believe automation will make cars available to non-drivers

Bosch and Daimler believe automation will make cars available to non-drivers

Car-maker Daimler and technology company Bosch are to work together on developing a fully automated driverless system by the start of the next decade. The two German companies believe driverless vehicles will be able to act as shared urban resources and be used by both non-car owners and non-drivers... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News
OLEV approves Ensto Chago smart charging systems

OLEV approves Ensto Chago smart charging systems

A range of smart electric vehicle chargepoints made by Finnish company Ensto Chago has been approved for grant support by the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).  Chago... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review Products & Services

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