Dec 15, 2022

Smart motorways: Warning safety tech must improve 'urgently'

Technology aimed at improving safety on all-lane running smart motorways needs to be improved "Urgently", the transport watchdog has said. Radar-based technology meant to improve the detection of stranded vehicles on smart motorways with no hard shoulder is falling short of targets, the Office for Rail and Road said. The government is now collecting data on existing all-lane smart motorways to assess their safety before it allows any more to be built. Stopped Vehicle Detection was installed on every existing all-lane motorway by the end of September this year and is one of the measures designed to further improve safety on these types of motorways. Under the plan, the government is collecting evidence on smart motorway safety and devising measures to improve their safety.

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