Journey to a Smart Motorway

This paper charts the development of operational solutions on the UK highways network and their interface with users – from a traditional layout through the widening programme, the implementation of ITS solutions (Controlled Motorways, Dynamic Hard Shoulder running, Managed Motorways) to the current Smart Motorway (all Lane running) programme. It will examine how our understanding of human factors has shaped the design from a risk based perspective and explore the relationship between driver distraction and fatigue in relation to the current Smart Motorways concept. The paper will examine how we can effectively influence this ‘USER population’ to achieve successful outcomes. A discipline broadening is required to understand the carrot and stick of influence / control – driver behaviour, education and a changing user profile. We need to be able to justify and evidence the development of a concept such that it stands up to legal scrutiny and robustly to stakeholders. Hybrid teams become part of the key – taking us to a place that is more customer focussed with a greater understanding of driver behaviour – through simulation and making best use of the tools of the next generation of users. A journey – in all senses of the word.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Illustrations; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2019 11:26AM