The state of the connected nation

This report describes the state of the nation in helping vehicles and infrastructure to co-operate. It brings together information about projects run by UK local authorities and funded by DfT, to prepare for the challenges and opportunities new technologies will bring. This report pulls together the learning from these projects in a way that is useful to practitioners, both those supplying the technology and their prospective highway and traffic authority customers and highlights the potential value that C-ITS could generate. The report also highlights the pressing issue that much of the technology we have deployed previously is no longer delivering the traffic benefits it could. This can be because of inadequate maintenance of, for example, sensors in traffic control systems or journey time capture equipment. The report therefore also looks at ideas for recapturing and safeguarding those benefits for the future by capitalising on ever greater vehicle connectivity and new data sources. Co-operation does not just relate to communications technology solutions, but also the ways in which vehicles and infrastructure connect and how the various bodies involved relate to each other. This will ultimately involve automotive, communications, police and rescue and road authorities who each potentially benefit from improved ways of working due to better connectivity. This is a theme of the report, that many of the challenges it highlights are not technical but often institutional or skills based.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Technology Forum


    White Willow Transport Intelligence


    Great Britain. Department for Transport

  • Publication Date: 2020-7

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  • Pagination: 61p

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  • Accession Number: 01751221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2020 2:50PM