The crossings, which operate without the need for pedestrians to press the ‘call’ button, are operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to protect frontline health staff and those most vulnerable.

Pedestrian crossings automated in Sydney amid coronavirus outbreak

Automated pedestrian crossings are now in operation in key health precincts in Greater Sydney as part of the battle against COVID-19. The crossings, which operate...
To date in 2020, 47 people have died on Irish roads, an increase of 24% on the same period last year. Over the six days from 17 March to 22 March, nine people alone were killed on Irish roads.

Numbers killed on Irish roads up 24% vs 2019

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána and the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine are appealing to road users after a significant increase...
During the deferral period, drivers over 75 who fall under a non-high risk category are no longer required to undertake a medical review to renew their drivers licence.

“Fit to drive” medical reviews deferred for over 75s in NSW,...

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Transport for New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has deferred the need for drivers over the age of 75 to undertake...
JUMP operates in the London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea and Hackney, covering eight large NHS Trusts with tens of thousands of NHS staff.

Uber announces free bike rides for NHS staff in London

Uber has announced that NHS workers including doctors, nurses and hospital staff will be offered free rides on electric JUMP bikes to help them...
Designed for use on rural roads at speeds of 45-70mph, Ford’s Road Edge Detection uses a camera located below the rear view mirror to monitor road edges 50m in front of the vehicle and 7m to the side.

Ford unveils technology to keep vehicles on the right path

New technology which scans the road ahead and can gently steer vehicles back on track when needed, has been unveiled. Designed for use on rural...
INRIX, the US location data company, is planning to publish its COVID-19 Traffic Synopsis every Monday to show how coronavirus is affecting traffic volumes.

Traffic volumes impacted by coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a 30 percent reduction in traffic volume in the U.S. while Italy – one of the countries worst affected...
The UK Government has announced that cars, vans and motorcycles are being granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, to help people continue making essential journeys during the coronavirus crisis.

MOT exception announced for cars, motorcycles and vans

The UK Government has announced that cars, vans and motorcycles are being granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing, to help people continue making...
For a decade, the event has taken place in April to raise awareness of driver distraction. NSC has confirmed it will observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month at a later time this year.

NSC postpones Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) has postponed observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month as a result of the growing global coronavirus pandemic. For a decade, the...
The organization has issued a set of research-based safety recommendations on the design of partially automated driving systems.

IIHS: automated vehicle drivers must remain focused

Drivers need to stay engaged when using automated vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The organization has issued a set of...