West Midlands welcomes the UK’s first 5G connected ‘Road Sensor Network’ targeting congestion

West Midlands welcomes the UK’s first 5G connected ‘Road Sensor Network’ targeting congestion

Transport bosses are harnessing the power of 5G technology to cut traffic congestion on some of the West Midlands' busiest roads. A congestion-busting network of 5G sensors will relay live traffic information to the regional control centre to enable swift action to be taken as queues build up  – perhaps diverting buses, implementing diversions and issuing instant warnings to motorists. The...

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Spillard sets sights on possible new home as it looks to double sales by 2026

Spillard sets sights on possible new home as it looks to double sales by 2026

One of the UK’s leading vehicle safety equipment suppliers has set out a five-year business plan that could see it double annual sales and create 50 jobs - if it could just find the right premises. Spillard Safety Systems, which supports hundreds of customers in construction, plant and transport, has seen sales soar following the first lockdown and is £1.5 million up on the previous 12 months,...

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C-ALPS technology chosen to play critical role in €7m hydrogen-powered mass passenger coach project

C-ALPS technology chosen to play critical role in €7m hydrogen-powered mass passenger coach project

Coventry University’s reputation as a world leader in clean mobility has received a major boost today, after it was selected to play a significant role in a €7 million project that will help develop hydrogen-powered mass passenger coaches. The Centre for Advance Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) is one of the CoacHyfied partners, a 14-strong consortium led by higher education and...

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Midlands-based courier service rebrands to Crown SDS

Midlands-based courier service rebrands to Crown SDS

National delivery solutions business, Crown Couriers, is rebranding to Crown SDS (Service Delivery Solutions). The rebrand marks a significant milestone in the company’s history as it approaches its fourth decade in the logistics sector. The change follows a review of Crown’s services and better reflects the delivery, supply chain solutions and bespoke services the organisation provides to a...

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West Midlands pioneers UK’s first 5G connected tram

West Midlands pioneers UK’s first 5G connected tram

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) has developed the UK’s very first 5G-connected tram as part of a regional transport trial in partnership with West Midlands Metro, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), GoMedia and Icomera. Trams collect a variety of valuable information, including CCTV footage and vehicle performance and maintenance data. Currently, this information is accessed and downloaded manually,...

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