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DfT opens competition for connected vehicle data funding

Telematics devices and phone sensors could be deployed on council vehicles on English road to report on potholes under Department for Transport plans.

Local authority funding competition seeks proposals for use of connected vehicle data

Local authority funding competition seeks proposals for use of connected vehicle data

A total of £500,000 government funding is up for grabs in a DfT competition open to local highway authorities to create business cases for connected and data-driven solutions to supplement existing pothole data.

The funding forms part of a total £200m funding boost for England’s roads that also includes £46m to help repair potholes and £151m for the local highways maintenance incentive fund.

Last week also saw Highways England announced that connected cars could be programmed to automatically report potholes while drones could even be deployed to monitor roads and improve response times.

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.