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New flexible kerbs to undergo testing in London

Design engineering firm Arup’s FlexKerb technology is set to be tested in a realistic simulation of a busy London street.

New flexible kerbs to undergo testing in London

The opportunity comes as part of the later stages of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Roads for the Future competition which seeks to find new ways of making the UK’s streets a lot smarter and better able to accommodate electric vehicles.

Arup have £30,000 with which to conduct the test and as shortlisted finalists, have a clear shot at winning the £50,000 prize that’ll allow them to take this idea nationwide.

Traffic counters, smart cameras and air quality monitors work together to watch a section of street where a series of LED lights have been embedded and, depending on the kind of conditions they observe, the lights will turn a different colour to signify a specific function.
 
During rush hour for example, when there’s always considerably more vehicles on the road, that area could serve as an extra running lane to maximise the flow of traffic.

It could even be used to make a road smaller when pollutions levels are judged to be particularly high, helping to significantly lower exhaust emissions in that area.

“With the arrival of connected and autonomous vehicles around the corner, it's critical that we make sure our city streets are equipped to respond to them,” said Harrison Peck, a transport planner from Arup.

Source: Daily Mail