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16 May 18        3M Lunchtime learning series webinar R3C

17 May 18        National HAUC (UK) Convention, Emirates Old Trafford Crick Ground, Manchester

13 June 18       PARKEX 2018, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

13 June 18       ILP Professional Lighting Summit, Oxford Belfry, Nr Thame

17 June 18       16th International Symposium on the Science & Technology of Lighting, University of Sheffield

27 June 18       Traffex 2018 Seeing is Believing – Registration now open – 27/28 June Bruntingthorpe,  Leicestershire

12 Sept 18        JCT Traffic Signals Symposium & Exhibition, Nottingham

28 Nov 18        BSI Standards Forum, Park Plaza, Victoria



Cycle & Walking safety responses

Last call for cycle and walking safety responses before DfT consultation closes on 1st June.


Please find Guidance and a checklist for your use in our members area.

Don’t forget this comes into force on 25th May 2018.  Further information can be found on the ICO website


Interesting developments

12/4/18   –  Government funded research and development projects relating to CAV and self driving vehicles have now reached £180M with 73 projects identified so far.  Highways Magazine April 2018


Our first members newsletter is now published.  This can be found on the members area of the website in case you did not receive a copy through your email.  If you require a further copy please contact me.  Kealie

Articles from our Chairs

Several of our Working Group Chairs and Executive Members regularly write articles for the Hemming Group (Highways Magazine, Smart Highways, Surveyor), and we have been given permission to re-produce these for our website.  Articles are the views of the author only and do not represent ARTSM.     We have also been invited to produce an article for Government Business Magazine.

Dan Robinson Article from Highways March 2018

MEP SH Vol 6 No 1 March 2018 p16

Will Baron Article from Highways March 2018

MEP SH Vol 5 No 4 No 2017

MEP SH Vol 5 No 3 Sept 2017 p21

MEP SH Vol 5 No 2 June 2017 p21

MEP SH Vol 5 No 1 – March 2017 p27

Highways/Smart Highways magazine,  is a leading magazine about global intelligent transport systems development.  For many interesting articles about transport technology and the latest industry news, go to www.smarthighways.net where you can also sign up to receive the magazine and a weekly email news summary

UKAS Publication Update March 2018


The following National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS) documents have been updated during March 2018;


  • Scheme 12D Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for installing, maintaining and removing temporary traffic management on rural and urban roads (Issue 3, April 2018)
  • Scheme 29A Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 for Land Drilling – Geothermal Drilling  (Issue 1, March 2018)


Traffic Signs Manual

Please note TSM second draft Chapter 6 is now out for peer review – documents can be found on the Members are of our website – date for end of consultation 27th April 2018  Please forward your reviews directly to traffic.signs@dft.gsi.gov.uk using the responses sheet. Thank you

DMRB further review

20/3/18 : HE are now in the process of reviewing documentation relating to Variable Signs and Signals.  Specifically they have identified IAN 109/8; TA 60/90; TA83/05; TA74/05; TD33/05 (this may not be a complete list).  Please contact me or your working group chair if you wish to have a copy of the comment review sheet.

Research – connected and automated vehicles

A lot of research is currently going on within the UK Universities’ Transport Studies Departments across the UK

At Leeds Institute for Transport Studies you can read about:

InterACT (European Commission H2020)

L3Pilot (European Commission H2020)


VRA: Vehicle Road Automation (European Commission FP7)

AdaptIVe (European Commission FP7)

CityMobil (European Commission FP7)

CityMobil 2 (European Commission FP7)

EASY: Effects of Automated Systems on Safety (EPSRC)