OXFORDSHIRE has won a share of £1.5 million of funding for transport projects.

Technology to cut congestion will be put into use in Oxfordshire funded by the Department for Transport.

The tech could help reduce the huge cost to the UK economy resulting from congestion by calming rush hour traffic and improving air quality and road safety for drivers.

Working closely with Oxfordshire County Council, tech business IM23 is creating a tool which predicts and tackles congestion by helping traffic controllers understand how to keep traffic moving.

The projects will be managed by the Department for Transport for 12 months.