The first fatality in a Tesla car in Autopilot merits reflection. But the robust and cautious testing and introduction in the UK should reassure the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.
We need a substantial reallocation of planned expenditure from the civil engineering technologies of the twentieth century to the digital technologies of the twenty-first, argues David Metz.
Our transport networks are the arteries along which the lifeblood of our economy and our communities flows, says Martin Tugwell, programme director for England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance.
Governments world-wide have been slow to implement road charging on a large scale, mainly through fears that it is not acceptable to the electorate, says Dr John Walker.
There is a widening gap between the planning for the national highway and local highway networks – a gap that needs to be closed says Geoff French CBE, Past President of the ICE and Chair of the Enterprise M3 LEP.
It’s easy to take a functional view of highway assets – but there is so much more opportunity, says Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management, Surface Transport, TfL