Transport Technology Forum to deliver update on current and future work via webinar

The Transport Technology Forum (TTF) is holding a virtual forum on the 31st July, to explain recent and future work with its partners.

The webinar will be followed by a Q&A session and chaired by our steering panel including Steve Gooding and Anthony Ferguson from DfT.  

The forum topics include; TTF’s reports on the State of the Connected Nation and SCOOVA, the Covid-19 Local Authority data project, that has produced weekly data digests as published by Highways News, as well as updates on the Procurement and Cyber Security advice workstreams. 

The TTF is exists to give leadership, direction and support and to stimulate investment in innovation and technology solutions.

The Forum provides a dynamic space where road operators and their suppliers can exchange information and agree to work more collaboratively in order to achieve a more cohesive approach.

The latest Transport Technology Forum report into the value of connected vehicles, launched last week, highlighted how technology boosts productivity, increases safety, helps revitalise high streets and reduces real-world costs.

The State of the Connected Nation report summarises a range of Department for Transport funded C-ITS Pilot Projects which have already delivered benefits. These include smarter parking, using new data to address road maintenance, better ways to set traffic signals to reduce emissions and congestion, and providing better information and intelligence.

The projects took place across a wide range of local highway authorities, examining the use of emerging technologies and making use of public and private data. Projects addressed areas such as smart parking, asset management, opening up of data and signal phase and timing with the aim of trialling new solutions to the challenges faced by local authorities.

The report details a range of benefits such as cutting emissions and particulates by using technology to reduce stops at traffic signals by 14%, improving the efficiency of traffic signal timings to cut delays by up to 30% and using connected vehicles to measure road quality, leading to a five per cent cut in maintenance costs.

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