Highways safety redefined by Gaist’s SafetyView


Gaist has launched a new SafetyView road inspection service following trials in three councils and input from the Department for Transport and insurance companies.

Watch your step on footway assessments, Gaist warns


A technology company has warned of the need for cost-effective and safe means of assessing the condition of footways as the newest edition of the Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways is set to bring in new requirements.

Life after SCANNER in Bristol


Shaun Taylor, highway maintenance manager at Bristol City Council, tells Highways about some of the difficulties his authority had using the SCANNER road condition monitoring technology and how moving to new systems can bring benefits.

Life after scanner


Shaun Taylor, highway maintenance manager at Bristol City Council has told Highways about some of the issues his authority had using the SCANNER road condition monitoring technology and how a move to new systems can bring benefits.

DfT completes AI health check for local roads


The Department for Transport’s £2m local roads health check, which used artificial intelligence to analyse video surveys, has been completed, with results showing broad similarity between the regions.

Q and A: The wide world of highways with Steve Birdsall


Dominic Browne speaks to Gaist CEO and founder Steve Birdsall about the international highways and infrastructure market.

Rise of the robots: Is AI about to transform highways?


A number of AI roads systems are currently available and are developing all the time. The main focus at the moment is on surveying the network, and using AI to identify not just assets but the condition the assets are in.

Staying in the green: When treatments and data combine


Past ADEPT president and HMEP advocate Steve Kent discusses life after the efficiency programme and how treatments and technical solutions thinking, together with the power of data, are still driving progress.

Machine learning used in national roads 'stocktake'


The Department for Transport (DfT) has teamed up with key players in the road maintenance and data services sector to fund a £2m 'machine learning' project to survey the state of the nation's roads and develop 'the most thorough understanding ever of Britain’s road markings'.

Workshop series keeps councils at the cutting edge


A series of free CPD accredited workshops supported by the DfT start next week, bringing together the science and technology of data analysis and highways surface treatments with effective funding models to help councils get more life out of their roads. 

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