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The big debate: Road user charging

In the forthcoming 2018 edition of Tolltrans former UK transport minister, Steven Norris, and Bern Grush, founder of transportation consultants Grush Niles give their differing opinions on the prospects for per-per-mile road user charging, and public acceptance of its theories. Here we summarise their outlooks and open up the floor to you for your votes…

Talking autonomy: what does the future hold?

Traffic Technology Today caught up with autonomous transit strategist Bern Grush, at the ITS Congress in Montreal, to get his thoughts on the event so far, and his hopes and fears for the future.

INSIGHT: The importance of traffic modeling when planning low emission zones

In the first of a new series, we provide additional insight into some of the projects, programs and stories that have appeared on the Traffic Technology Today news site in recent months.

To kick things off we get the inside story on traffic modeling for low emission zones (a hot topic in Europe right now) with exclusive interviews with the experts at EarthSense Systems.

Shailen Bhatt: Still too much uncertainty around autonomous vehicles

Colorado DOT’s executive director, Shailen Bhatt explains why choosing when federal regulations for autonomous vehicles should be introuduced is a decision fraught with difficulty. He will be speaking at the Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress in October.

Thomas P. Branigan: Autonomous regulations are needed now

Thomas P. Branigan, managing partner at Bowman and Brooke is adamant that federal regulations for autonomous vehicles are required immediately. The Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress, taking place from October 23-24, 2017, the US city of Novi, Michigan, will include a session led by him and he shares his thoughts on the laws concerning the evolving technology.

Autonomous expert opinion: Jennifer Dukarski

The Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress, taking place from October 23-24, 2017, the US city of Novi, Michigan, will be the focal point for experts to consider the challenges and implications to the creation of autonomous vehicle regulations. Jennifer Dukarski, shareholder at Butzel Long, will be speaking at the event and considers some of the implications around autonomous vehicle regulations.

How to enforce a Low Emission Zone

Trevor Ellis served as Enforcement Infrastructure Project Manager on the original London Low Emission Zone and recently chaired the ITS UK Enforcement Interest Group. He also runs his own UK-based ITS consultancy. Traffic Technology International caught up with Trevor to talk ALPR, LEZs, road-charging and much more…

Versatile enforcement for clean air zones

Traffic Technology Today editor Tom Stone caught up with Tim Daniels, director of Videalert, to talk about clean air zones, the benefits of Videalert’s multifunctional, fully hosted platform enforcement solutions – and an unfortunate incident on London’s Conduit Street…