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California Approves Self-driving Cars on Public Roads

May 21, 2014 - in Roads, Sensors, Transit, Transportation

On Tuesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officially approved rules to allow the testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The rules will take effect September 16, 2014. The move has been a long time coming, with the DMV promising…

The Volvo Group Studies Potential to Test Electric Roads in a City

May 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Transit, Transportation

The Volvo Group is now taking the next step in the development of sustainable transport solutions. In collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration,…

Fugro Roadware Delivers an ARAN 900 to Jiangsu Transportation Research Institute Group

Fugro Roadware recently delivered the latest ARAN 9000 pavement management data collection vehicle to the Jiangsu Transportation Research Institute Group…

Spokane Improves Roadwork Notification

March 31, 2014 - in Roads, Transit, Transportation

Transportation leaders in Spokane have come up with a new and better way to let the public know about road projects in the region: an interactive map available on the Web. The Spokane Regional Transportation Council has canned its printed construction maps…

Bracknell Forest Chooses Yotta’s Mayrise Software for Managing Road Works

The UK's Bracknell Forest Council has selected Internet hosted street works software from Yotta. The Mayrise Street Works package will be used to process around 25,000 requests per year from utility companies and others working on the highway. Following a…

North Vancouver Adds Road Sensors to Deal with Slick Weather

January 27, 2014 - in Roads, Sensors, Transit, Transportation

The District of North Vancouver is hoping innovative technology will help combat some of its slick winter roads. Road condition sensors, installed this year at the intersection of Ross Road and Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley, use infrared technology to measure…

WHO Road Safety Statistics: Sweden Almost Ten Times Safer than Egypt

January 20, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Roads, Transit, Transportation

The World Health Organization has an online map site with global data for road traffic death rates. The risk of dying from a road traffic accident is almost ten times higher for people in Egypt compared to Sweden. The site also factors in other causes of mortality.…

How Broadband Mapping Drives Economic Development and Planning Initiatives

January 8, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured, Roads, Transit

While an internet connection has become a daily fixture in the life of most Americans, lack of access to high-speed internet service, also known as broadband, is still putting portions of the country at a disadvantage. Connected Nation, a national non-profit…

Topcon Acquires DynaRoad, Opens New Technology Center

November 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Roads, Transit, Transportation

Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of DynaRoad Oy, a construction software company in Helsinki, Finland. Topcon also announced the establishment of the Topcon Helsinki Technology Center in conjunction with the acquisition. In 2011, Topcon Positioning…

Jamaica Get Help on Groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap

November 7, 2013 - in Energy, Planning, Projects, Roads, Transit

The Worldwatch Institute today launched its groundbreaking Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Jamaica, a look at the measures that the Jamaican government can take to transition its electricity sector to one that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable.…