Transport tech firms hoping for award recognition today

A range of transport specialists are getting ready for a major event of the year – the ITS (UK) Awards which this year take place online this afternoon (Monday 26 October).

The trade body says the event, at 4pm and hosted by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris, will “celebrate the best in the country’s transport technology personnel and innovation”.  The ITS (UK) Awards are sponsored by Jenoptik, Videalert, Cubic Transportation Systems and SRL.

An app which helps disabled people navigate through airports, the use of real-time weather and traffic data alongside transport modelling to improve air quality and a data analysis project which helped understand the Covid-19-related changes to transport use are among ten people and projects hoping to win an ITS (UK) Award at an online ceremony next Monday.

Other shortlisted projects relate to long-term work promoting and delivering inclusive mobility solutions, connected and automated mobility, smart junctions, road monitoring and the Connected Autonomous Plant roadmap.  There will also be personal awards for career achievement.

The shortlist is:

ITS (UK) Inclusive Mobility Award:

  • Bryan Matthews from the University of Leeds
  • The Adapt product – GRID Smarter Cities

Innovative use of technology:

  • Aimsun with Siemens Mobility, Oxfordshire County Council and EarthSense for Network Emissions/Vehicle Flow Management Adjustment project
  • Transport for Greater Manchester with Vivacity and Immense Simulations for the Smart Junctions initiative
  • Transport for West Midlands for Connected and Automated Mobility Services

Project of the year:

  • Atkins, BT and Transport for the North with the Transport for the North Major Road Monitoring Project
  • Highways England and i3P for the Connected Autonomous Plant Roadmap
  • The Transport Technology Forum delivered by Arup with the DfT and White Willow Consulting – Understanding Travel Patterns during Covid-19

Other awards will also be given during the event.

You can watch the event using this link.

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