Civil, Structural & Architecture

AR app to help blind passengers navigate stations receives share of £2m funding

The Department for Transport has announced a £1.96m fund to improve accessibility in the UK’s transport systems. Makesense Technology is receiving part of the fund to create an app that uses augmented reality to create bespoke walking routes to help visually impaired travellers get around railway stations. Other projects include…
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Why ducted fuel-injection might be a game changer for heavy vehicles

A 2016 New York Times article recounting the history of our relationship with diesel, from its invention in the 1800s to Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’ scandal, concluded that the notion of clean diesel was “an oxymoron”. Exhaust from diesel engines contains harmful pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and soot particles. Although governments…
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Is it time to ban PVC? Ohio freight train crash reopens the debate

Environmental issues take us round the world in this issue, but let’s start with the Coronation. Whatever you think of him or the monarchy, you have to admit that the newly crowned King Charles III was there early, talking about global warming, conservation and many other environmental issues long before they were fashionable, let alone…
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