BMW Group has reached an agreement with Baidu to facilitate the development of autonomous driving platforms in China.

BMW will become a board member of Baidu’s autonomous driving platform Apollo under the agreement.

The partnership will work towards the enhancement of driving platforms in order to offer safe and intelligent mobility experiences for Chinese customers.

BMW has already been associated with Baidu for connected vehicle development. The latest collaboration adds to the growing co-operation between the two companies.

telent has been awarded a £2m ($2.64m) contract for the maintenance of the traffic signal network in Sandwell Council, West Midlands, UK.

The contract includes the maintenance of eight surveillance cameras, 109 traffic signal junctions, 174 pedestrian crossings and eight journey time monitoring cameras.

The contract was awarded through a competitive tendering process.

“Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has secured a €75m ($88m) loan from the European Investment Bank for the development of road safety projects.”

Bridging North America has secured a contract from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) in Canada to build and operate the Gordie Howe International Bridge across the Detroit River.

The company will be responsible for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the bridge.

Work on the Canadian Port of Entry, the bridge, US Port of Entry and I-75 interchange will also form part of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

WDBA intends to enhance border processing and international connectivity in the region through the proposed cable-stayed bridge.

The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a $39m contract to Kenny Construction Company for the Westbound I-90 project in Chicago, Illinois, US.

Kenny will build an auxiliary lane between Canfield Road and Harlem Avenue and reconstruct ramps at Cumberland Avenue, Canfield Road, and Harlem Avenue interchanges.

It will refurbish the existing retaining wall at the westbound Canfield Road.

Construction on the project is anticipated to begin later in 2018 and is scheduled for completion by 2020.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has secured a €75m ($88m) loan from the European Investment Bank for the development of road safety projects.

The loan will be used for the development of roads and associated infrastructure in the cities of Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv and Odessa.

Renovation of street infrastructure, intersection and junction upgrades, safe cycling and pedestrian network development will also be carried out under the project.

PERAK TRANSIT BERHAD intends to list 16 million shares of its common stock in a private placement.

The shares were listed at a price of MYR0.245 ($0.06) a share on 10 July.

Virginia-based intelligent transportation systems provider Digital Traffic Systems has been acquired by DBi Services (DBi) for an undisclosed sum.

Digital Traffic Systems operates from its headquarters in Ashland, Virginia, US, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DBi.