Plans tabled to beam travel info to car dashboards

Staff writer
Traffic uses the hard shoulder of the M42 near Solihull. Major new multimillion-pound road schemes were announced today by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. He gave details of eight motorway schemes including one to allow motorists to drive on the hard shoulder of two sections of the M25 at peak times.
Traffic uses the hard shoulder of the M42 near Solihull. Major new multimillion-pound road schemes were announced today by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond. He gave details of eight motorway schemes including one to allow motorists to drive on the hard shoulder of two sections of the M25 at peak times.

The days of traditional road signs could be over as plans are tabled to beam travel information straight to the dashboards of Britain's motorists.

Highways England is set to announce proposals to fit 700 miles of fibre-optic cables under motorways that will help with smart and autonomous vehicles.