Clearview hails “fantastic” TTF conference, as record numbers confirmed

The sponsor of this year’s Transport Technology Forum Conference, Clearview Intelligence, has praised the organisation of the 2024 event, which saw nearly 350 people attend and discuss current and future trends in intelligent transport.  The TTF is co-funded by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK.

The SME’s Head of Technical Sales Peter Cattell (pictured) said the three-day meeting in Leicestershire allowed him and colleagues in the industry to “meet the right people, have the right discussions and learn plenty of new things as we mark our company’s 50th birthday.”  He added this is: “Just what you want from a good conference – it was fantastic.”

In total, 344 people attended, with more than 250 attending the networking events.  71 local or combined authorities were represented, along with representatives of Crown Commercial Service, Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure, National Highways, Transport Scotland, the Welsh Government and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.  The Department for Transport had 13 representatives.

The conference focussed on a number of DfT-led initiatives including the National Parking Platform, Digital Traffic Regulation Orders, the Transport Data Strategy and the use of AI in transport.  In preparation for the Intelligent Traffic Management Fund, (ITMF) for which applications are open now, the TTF also launched the Supplier Directory to help matchmake between those assembling ITMF bid consortia and those who can provide innovation.

That fund, part of a £70 million commitment to upgrade traffic signals across England as part of the Government’s Plan for Drivers, was covered in detail on the second day of the conference, where suppliers gave ideas of new innovations around signals technology.  There was also in-depth discussion around the £50 million of funding already earmarked for the Green Light Fund and Traffic Signals Obsolescence Grant.  Specific examples of local authority good practice, and details of the progress and plans of the TTF’s various Working Groups were also included.

One company described its team as “buzzing” after the event, while others called it “successful”, “very useful”, “informative” and “well run”.   Attendees can give their feedback by filling in this survey before Friday 10 May.

“This was the biggest TTF Conference ever, and the buzz in the rooms during the conference and networking was a joy to behold,” commented Paula Claytonsmith, Chief Executive of LCRIG whose organisation organised the event.  “Every year we make the conference bigger, and every year we are over-subscribed.  As Peter Cattell of Clearview says, we are constantly attracting the right people because we talk about the right issues.”  TTF Manager Darren Capes of the Department for Transport called the event “a triumph.”

As well as Clearview Intelligence, 25 other exhibitors supported the event, including opening networking session sponsor Yunex Traffic, Working Group meeting sponsor AECOM and exhibitors (in alphabetical order): ATM, Brightly Software, Buchanan Computing, Cyclomedia, Highway Resource Solutions, HW Martin, Indra Sistemas, Mobius Networks, Monotch, NAL, PTV Group, Rennicks UK, RTEM, smartmicro UK, SRL Traffic Systems, StarTraq, Stocksigns/Messagemaker, SWARCO, TRL, TWM Traffic Control Systems, Trojan Energy, Vaisala, VivaCity and Westcotec.  They were joined by associations and other organisations including IHE, ITS UK and JCT.

The whole of the conference was recorded and the individual sessions will be available on the TTF website very soon.

(Picture – TTF)


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