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Fibre optic cables could be laid along England’s busiest motorways to beam live travel information to car dashboards in the future.
Highways England said ‘connected vehicles’ could improve the efficiency of how routes are maintained, while simultaneously improving safety, in a report published today.
Miles - High-speed - Cables - Drivers - Speed
It is expected to recommend that around 700 miles of high-speed cables could be used to update drivers with recommended speed limits and potential diversions in a bid to eliminate jams.
If given the green light, the ‘smart’ motorways could be introduced as early as 2030.
Network - £30billion - Motorways - London - Birmingham
The high-tech network, which is estimated would cost around £30billion, would cover most motorways between London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds.
The company responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the nation’s roads said drones could also be deployed to monitor roads and improve response times.
Strategic - Road - Network - Initial - Report
In its Strategic Road Network Initial Report, the government-owned company said technology would play an ever greater role in keeping Britain’s roads in shape.
The report will be used to inform the government’s next road investment strategy which is due to start in 2020.
Proposals - Cables - Data
The proposals suggest the fibre optic cables are fitted to transmit data on...
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