ITS (UK)’s first major in-person gathering since the start of the pandemic will feature a discussion about how technology is helping transport reduce emissions and tackle climate change.
The industry association’s Members’ Day is hosted by Cubic Transportation Systems at their UK HQ in Surrey on Thursday 25 November. It is also sponsored by White Willow Consulting and WSP.
WSP will present details of their “greenprint” proposing a holistic perspective – one that considers people, processes, places, infrastructure, vehicles, technology and associated data – to support comprehensive change as societies set targets and form pathways to achieve net zero ambitions.
This will be followed by members giving examples of the here-and-now technological solutions that are improving our environment including Clearview’s and GEWI’s innovations to support walking and cycling, Jenoptik’s repurposing of technology to reduce traffic emissions in Wales and GRID Smarter Cities’ kerbspace management solution which can significantly cut congestion.
The Members’ Day also features a tour of Cubic’s facilities, a “members’ open house” session and the ITS (UK) Awards, as well as significant amounts of networking to help members catch up after 18-months largely without face-to-face contact.
“With COP26 having just taken place, there is a lot of momentum in getting together, collaborating and finding ways to help with reducing our carbon footprint and the ITS industry plays a significant role in that,” commented Cubic’s global Marketing Manager Krishna Desai. “Being part of ITS (UK), and being able to host the Members’ Day, enables us to bring the industry together, discuss the solutions we have and identify plans for how we can make a real and meaningful impact on the communities we serve.”
White Willow Consulting’s owner Andy Graham added, “I am excited to be sponsoring this event to physically catch up with old friends and make new contacts. We are a business operating close to Cubic and, as it’s the second local event this month, following the recent Stocksigns breakfast meeting, we are putting Redhill on the ITS map. And it gives me an opportunity to tell attendees about the Connected London to Brighton Veteran Car Run that passed close to Cubic’s HQ earlier in the month, which sums up ITS (UK) and White Willow.”
“As a founder member of ITS (UK), WSP is once again proud to be sponsoring the annual Members’ Day and awards ceremony,” commented Catherine Whitfield, Associate Director, Intelligent Transport Services. “After the challenges of the last 18 months we are particularly delighted that the event is in-person, offering an opportunity for us all to re-connect and re-energise our commitment to ITS (UK) and the critical role the organisation plays in raising the profile of our industry. Here at WSP we’re excited to benefit once again from the opportunity to meet with our industry colleagues to explore and share the latest thinking and developments across ITS.”
The ITS (UK) Awards take place at 5pm on Thursday 25 November and will also be streamed live on YouTube via the ITS (UK) website’s home page.
To sign up to the Members’ Day click here.
[JM1]Doesn’t make sense, at least not to me