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Councils to use drones and 3D printing technology to fix potholes

Department for Transport funds improving traffic light systems to cut congestion and emissions.

Mark Moran
16 August 2021
Can smart technology defeat potholes?
Can smart technology defeat potholes?

 

New technology such as drones and 3D printing could be used to find and fix potholes are part of a raft of measures announced by transport secretary Grant Shapps.

Some 39 councils across England receive a share of £15m in government funding to improve their traffic light systems to cut congestion, boost safety and reduce journey times and emissions.

In all, 21 authorities received £500,000 each, with 18 councils getting £250,000 each. The funding will be used to support...

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