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Delivering the best information to in-vehicle sat-nav users

Report now available from DfT, ITS UK and ADEPT workshop

The DfT's 2011 Consultation on the Classification of Roads contained a section on satnavs. Respondents referred to missed opportunities for cooperation between local authorities and satnav companies, as well as problems caused by HGVs not using satnavs correctly.  Based on these findings, DfT invited ITS (UK) and ADEPT to organise a workshop for satnav providers, highways authorities, the freight industry, satnav service providers and map providers to develop actions for improvement.  The report on this workshop - held on 6th March (see our previous article here) - is now available for download.

All the above players - and more - attended the summit, and so discussion was extremely well informed.  This report relays the important facts established during the summit, the ideas and suggestions put forward, and ends with the action list.

Report format
  1. Introduction by Norman Baker MP under-secretary of State for Transport
  2. How does sat-nav really work?
  3. The local authority perspective
  4. The freight industry perspective
  5. Bridge strikes
  6. Map data and routing
  7. Using routing to change behaviour
  8. Open streetmap
  9. Workshop bulletpoints
  10. Action points from the meeting
  11. Follow-up contacts

Download the report


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