Councils across England have been offered funding to help drive forward the implementation of new technologies that could benefit motorists in their area.
A £2 million cash pot has been set up by the Department for Transport, with local authorities now being asked to apply for a portion of the fund to develop new projects that will greatly enhance journeys for all road users in the years ahead.
Bids are expected to range from £30,000 to £300,000 and authorities will be expected to provide a minimum of five per cent towards the total cost of these schemes.
It marks a focus on developing local transport networks to meet the needs of the 21st century driver, with examples including the introduction of new real-time traffic updates to be sent directly to drivers, as well as measures to install roadside sensors to monitor traffic densities.
Roads minister Andrew Jones said: "I want to deliver better, more enjoyable journeys and this £2 million fund will help councils invest in new technology to enhance the experience of driving.
"Britain has a proud history of innovation and I am delighted that councils will be able to use this money to develop systems to make journeys easier and safer."
Local authorities now have until 5 pm on September 30th to submit their proposals, with successful applicants to be announced by the end of November.
Posted on 25th August 2016
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