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Futuristic Colas steals the show at Traffex 2019


Futuristic Colas steals the show at Traffex 2019

Colas demonstrated the route to the future this week at Traffex at the NEC in Birmingham, stealing the show with amazing innovations highlighting the French-owned group’s pioneering strength.

On show were ground-breaking new products from the Colas innovative research and design campus, including:

  • Wattway, a unique photovoltaic road surface, an autonomous generator of electricity from solar source;
  • Flowell, dynamic road markings which look set to transform the way we share public space and direct mobility;
  • VMS, full colour smart signs which will revolutionise highways messaging, scheduled to be the first full colour signs on Highways England network;
  • M@estro, our all-new traffic signal controller with integral remote monitoring functionality offering the capacity to deliver a step change in vehicle flow.

Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Colas stand to see the group’s intelligent products on show – some on display in the UK for the first time. Alongside a host of local authorities and their advisors, the Colas team welcomed all-comers and fielded questions and interest from Newcastle to New York.

It was an exciting three days for the team, which included colleagues from Colas UK and the French parent company, and served to introduce the group’s innovations and impressive research capability to the highways industry.

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