The 5.6-mile NorthConnex tolled tunnel in Sydney, Australia is set to open Saturday. The tunnel, which will be able to handle as many as 100,000 vehicles per day, will provide drivers with a much-anticipated option for avoiding 21 traffic lights.
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Researchers at the University of Nevada have been testing roadside lidar, collecting data about pedestrians, vehicles and objects. Although images created by lidar sensors aren't as sharp as camera images, lidar has a significant advantage over cameras in that it includes distance measurements, allowing for a 3D view of surroundings and the ability to determine the speed of objects.
Blyncsy Intersect Connected Vehicle sensors that collect data from Bluetooth devices in vehicles have been installed along East Hawaii highways, according to the Hawaii Department of Transportation. The data will allow the HDOT to use travel times to improve traffic signal timing and pave the way for connected autonomous vehicles.
Tolls may be considered when the Hammersmith Bridge in London reopens for vehicle traffic in 2027, according to Heidi Alexander, the city's deputy mayor for transport. The 133-year-old bridge was closed to motorists in April 2019 and to pedestrians in August when cracks in the structure were worsened during a heatwave.
The Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee has advanced a bill previously passed by House lawmakers that would allow the state to use public-private agreements for projects other than roads, rail and transit. Electronic tolling projects would be among the allowed public-private transportation projects.