The popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium returns to Nottingham Trent University in September, and its programme has been filled earlier than ever before.
The two day event on 14 and 15 September, with the opening social event and the MOVA User Group the night before, attracts delegates from across the public sector, consultancies and suppliers.
The keynote address features behavioural scientists Rory Sutherland and Pete Dyson and promises to be very entertaining, with both accomplished and very in-demand speakers.
They will be talking about how engineers plan transport systems, but people use them. They argue that the ways in which engineering measures success – speed, journey time, efficiency – is often not the way that passengers experience a good trip.
“After all, people are not cargo,” the explain. “We choose how and when to travel, influenced not only by speed and time but by habit, status, comfort, variety – and many other factors that engineering equations haven’t yet captured.”
“As we near the practical, physical limits of speed, capacity and punctuality, we believe the greatest hope for a brighter future lies in adapting transport to more human wants and needs.”
The pair wrote the book ‘Transport For Humans’ to show how there is a new way forward by adding behavioural science to engineering and economics. In their talk they will bring to life concepts, examples and new ideas for designing transport for humans.
“Interest in the Symposium and Exhibition is peaking early this year with the Symposium Programme now full and only a handful of exhibition stands left,” commented JCT Director John Nightingale (pictured), who leads the organisation of the event. “We have some first rate content that should satisfy an audience from all aspects of the Traffic Signals community and of course there will be lots of networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere”
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(Picture – John Nightingale at JCT)