Monthly Archives: September 2017

Can Driverless Cars Be Tricked This Easily?

How simple sticker graffiti on road signs can easily ‘confuse’ driverless cars and cause deadly accidents Cars’ onboard computers can be easily confused into misreading road signs The signs can be subtly manipulated and would appear normal to human drivers … Continue reading

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Did The Romans Play a Role In Shaping Our Road System?

Across Roman Britain, we can pick out much that has since become familiar: central heating, hot water and baths, brick and stone houses with straight walls, managed cemeteries beyond city boundaries, literacy, a regulated currency. But there is really only one … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Answer To Combat Pollution?

A recent Guardian article highlighted the fact that “Major roads could be turned into tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material in an effort to cut emission fumes and improve air quality.” Highways Agency officials are studying a Dutch scheme in which … Continue reading

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Are Driverless Delivery Vehicles Just Around The Corner???

Welsh startup, The Academy of Robotics (AOR), will be bringing its autonomous delivery vehicle, Kar-Go, to UK roads after securing new funding. The startup has raised more than £320,000 through crowdfunding, using Crowdcube, which will then be matched by one … Continue reading

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Are We About To Wave Goodbye To Speed Bumps??

According to a recent article in the Sun, “Speed bumps could soon be scrapped from Britain’s roads as part of the government’s dramatic plans to curb pollution.” The move comes after it emerged that the hated humps are actually bad … Continue reading

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