The challenges of Active Travel schemes

The challenges of Active Travel schemes

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, active travel schemes are coming to a street near you soon. The Government has made its policy on the matter very clear with the promise of £2bn funding over 10 years under its Gear Change strategy. This month [JULY], the All-Party Parliamentary...
Reducing HAVS by process redesign

Reducing HAVS by process redesign

“It felt like my hands were burning. I wondered if I had somehow got acid on them.” This is how one worker remembers the first time they felt the effects of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a condition caused by frequent use of vibrating power tools which damages...
Fighting potholes with AI

Fighting potholes with AI

The last few years has seen an explosion of research projects, trials and new products which aim to spot potholes and other road defects automatically using machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI). A machine learning algorithm is a bit like a toddler...