£2m for emerging road tech
DfT has launched a £2m fund aimed at allowing councils to capitalise on emerging technologies and deliver better journeys for motorists. Proposals include using technology that will allow vehicles to communicate with each other and roadside sensors to provide drivers with real time traffic information. Councils will also look at how warnings about changing weather and traffic conditions can be sent directly to vehicles, so drivers can plan ahead. Councils across England have until 17.00 on 30 September 2016 to submit their bids. Successful applicants will be revealed in November and would be expected to complete by March 2018. Bids are expected to range between £30,000 and £300,000 and councils are expected to provide at least 5% of their project’s cost.