Partnering with the technology revolution

Our award-winning business develops innovative solutions to enhance road user safety, improve the customer driving experience, and reduce our impact on the environment.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the technology revolution as it forever changes the face of the highways industry. Our forward-thinking mentality and capabilities are bound by our devotion to deliver the best solutions to the busiest road network in the UK.

Last year, we were recognised for the development of our stationary vehicle detection technology, which we are certain will improve safety on our network. We also successfully teamed up with Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet and Toyota to trial a hydrogen fuel-cell car on the M25 network. This was the world’s first commercially produced hydrogen-powered vehicle to operate on a live highways’ maintenance network, carrying out daily motorway safety inspections.

Our approach to innovation doesn’t stop at technology. We will also continue to forge ahead with our concrete trials on the M1 between Junction 6 and Junction 5, which will see the installation of five different surface treatment options, based on concepts from around the world.

The implementation of our Mass Action Treatment (MAT) programme for junctions on the M25 network will improve safety across the network. This supports Highways England’s long-term vision that ‘no one should be harmed whilst travelling or working on the strategic road network’.

We are now in an even stronger position to develop and implement market leading projects to improve network performance. Using the M25 as a testbed for innovation seeks to support Highways England in securing the future of the Strategic Road Network.

To deliver this vision effectively, improvement ideas and suggestions from all business areas are essential. We are living in a time when technological changes have the power to alter our roads and our current concept of mobility. Innovation is an exciting prospect and we look forward to continually transforming the M25 network.