Scientists from four British universities will use £7m of government money to attempt to develop 1cm-long robotic devices with the ability to find and mend cracks in pipes.
More investment in innovation would attract a new wave of diverse, tech-savvy workers to construction, helping address the sector’s skills shortage, the contracting giant argues in a paper calling for accelerated innovation in the industry.
Companies who do not manage risk and innovation better face the prospect of becoming inherently uncompetitive. That’s the message from the Institution of Civil Engineers, in a recent short paper focused on the UK built environment sector.
Waymo, in development since 2009, is billed as the first commercial ride-sharing service using AVs on the market.
Electric vehicles and construction automation are among the trends to watch according to the fifth cohort of startups chosen for the smart city accelerator.