Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) and the Transport Technology Forum (TTF) have entered into a new partnership that will see the two organisations working together to better support the transport technology sector and the adoption of new technologies for the benefit of transport users.
Under the new partnership arrangement ITS UK and TTF will:
· Work more closely together, working with the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), to bring the worlds of traffic and highway managers, data and technology suppliers and operators, and innovators and researchers together to the benefit of the travelling public and the wider transport technology industry; and
· Launch a new webinar series, led by ITS UK on behalf of the Transport Technology Forum, exploring the key trends and challenges facing the transport sector up to 2030.
The Transport2030 Webinar Series will include four sessions looking respectively at the changing factors around workforce, technology, global markets, and procurement and funding.
Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK, said: “It is great to announce a new partnership with the Transport Technology Forum and, through that, the Department for Transport today, an agreement that will better support ITS UK’s members in rolling out new technologies across the transport network.
“The new partnership will see more engagement between ITS UK and the Transport Technology Forum, supported by DfT, Innovate UK and delivered by LCRIG, whilst also giving ITS UK the space to develop its voice as the leading advocate of the intelligent transport sector. We believe this arrangement will bring even greater benefits to our membership and the wider industry, with ITS UK providing a conduit between members and government, and also being able to speak independently on the sector’s behalf. This is an important move to make, as ITS UK progresses to the next stage of its development.”
Steve Gooding, RAC Foundation Director and Chair of the Transport Technology Forum, said: “The development of a more joined-up relationship between the DfT and ITS UK can only be a good thing, in particular supporting the work of the DfT/Innovate UK-funded Transport Technology Forum with its mission to bring traffic technology developers together with their potential highway authority customers ultimately to the benefit of all road users. With greater clarity of responsibilities and co-ordination of activities we’re all better placed to address challenges and seize the opportunities ahead.”
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