TTF supports IHE’s Intelligent Transport Systems course

The Transport Technology Forum is giving its backing to a two-day virtual course by the Institute of Highway Engineers aimed at everyone working in the Intelligent Transport Systems sector.

The IHE recognises that new transport technologies can be beyond the skills taught in traditional traffic engineering courses, and so can be challenging for practitioners to understand, procure and deploy.  It notes that the use of these systems also requires new skills in data and IT security.

It has asked 35-year industry veteran Andy Graham of White Willow Consulting to develop the course which will teach the concept of ITS, how to get the most out of existing ITS solutions, the benefits of adoption of new technology, standards and business cases.

Mr Graham is the Chair of the Transport Technology Forum’s Connected Vehicle Working Group. TTF’s Urban Traffic Management and Control Working Group Chair Steve George will lead a session on Traffic Signals and ITS while solutions architect Jon Wade talks about sharing and open data and the Digital Traffic Controller Interface Specification.  Finally, standards expert Jon Harrod Booth will teach about standards themselves, plus detail opportunities created by the new National Parking Platform and Digital Traffic Management Orders.

“The previous course was a great success with strong feedback,” explained Andy Graham.  “We updated attendees on the latest in ITS developments for local authorities, and are now updating our material even more as so much has moved on.  As well as Steve’s session on UTMC and all the expertise shared by the two Jons, I will also give an update on connected data, new technologies and the opportunities the Future Traffic Management competition offers.”

Darren Capes, Junior Vice President of the IHE added, “This is a vital step in modernising the way the sector thinks and behaves. We are very good at supporting the traditional skills needed by highway engineers and this course will start to equip them with the skills needed for the new technologies we are seeing emerging”.

The course will provide delegates with outcomes including knowledge of the role of ITS in current and future transport policy delivery, the benefits and deployment in past case studies, awareness of how ITS fits in with other authority business such as data and cyber security, how to deploy ITS in existing traffic systems with minimal risk and awareness of technology around connected vehicles, open data, AI and new sensing technology.

The course takes place online on the 27 and 28 February.  To find out more and to book, click here.

(Picture – KL Systems)

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