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AASHTO looks at technology to help with winter road management

AASHTO has just released this video outlining some of the challenges facing US state DOTs in managing roads in winter weather, during the 2017-2018 season. The fast half of the video has some weather predictions, while the second half (from 3:00) outlines Integrated Mobile Observation (IMO) systems, which use state vehicles and roadside stations to monitor and report conditions for more effective winter maintenance.

December 2017



World-first: demonstration of an autonomous car at 40mph in heavy snow

Here, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland demonstrates Marrti, the RobotCar, driving at 40mph (64l.3 km/h) in snowy conditions – and without the use of road markings. To help it detect objects, Marrti uses accurate positioning, an inertia unit, cameras and laser scanners for obstacle detection. To read our full report on the demonstration. click here.

December 2017



Could Mercedes AA Class do away with the need for EV charging infrastructure?

Road authorities may be rejoicing at the launch of the Mercedes AA Class – as it is claimed it will do away with the need for costly charging infrastructure…

December 2017



Donald Shoup gets animated

The world's leading researcher into the economics of parking, Donald Shoup, reached a milestone in his career when he became a cartoon character in a short for the hit US TV show Adam Ruins Everything. This neatly describes his theories in just two minutes. For an exclusive interview with Shoup don't miss the 2018 edition of Intertraffic World magazine, click here.

December 2017



Google Wind has implications for road weather systems

Instead of reacting to weather conditions affecting roads, Google Wind could be ushering in an era where we are able to directly control the weather and make our roads safer. Google made this announcement in time for April 1st, 2017.

December 2017



Invisible driver prank reveals public reaction to autonomous vehicle technology

While this prank – where a man dressed up as a car seat to make it look as though there was no driver at the wheel of his car – has very little to do with actual autonomous vehicle technology, it does reveal that the public is perhaps ill prepared for the advent of such vehicles.

December 2017



New technology used for underwater bridge inspections

BridgeCat allows road and infrastructure authorities to conduct underwater surveys of bridges. The vehicle/tool is the result of a collaboration between the UK's Cumbria County Council, the Department for Transport and technology consultation company Gaist Solutions.

December 2017



Smart city solutions in Edmonton, Canada

Erin Toop, a supervisor in the city planning branch of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, is one of this month's interviewees on the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. In this clip, Toop explains to Bernie Wagenblast about the various smart city solutions the Canadian city is introducing to help manage road use more effectively. To hear the full interview click here.

December 2017



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