As previewed by Innovate UK in its 2016/2017 Delivery Plan , a second Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) competition is scheduled for later this year.
The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) – a joint policy unit of the Department for Transport , and the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) – is working with Innovate UK and the...
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In today’s Budget , The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a number of transport and infrastructure related announcements, including a £100 million investment into the Research and Development of Intelligent Mobility, focused on driverless cars and the systems required to support their introduction.
In his speech George Osborne said the government would, “back our brilliant automotive...
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Organisers of the Future Transit Systems Summit announced it is moving the date for its 2014 inaugural event to spring 2015
A major factor in this decision is the interest from a leading player in the world of Intelligent Mobility interested in forming a partnership which will bring a whole a new dynamic to the event.
The organisers are confident the new...
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A bit like buses – you’re waiting for ages and then two come along at once. Two important documents were published in July:
DfT’s “Action for Roads – a Network for the 21 st Century”. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/212590/action-for-roads.pdf
“The Vision and Direction for London’s Streets and Roads”...
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FuTRO is launched!
On the 1st May 2013, the FuTRO vision of the future of traffic regulation on the railway was launched by the RSSB at the British Library in London. Over 100 delegates from the supply industry came to hear about FuTRO and to take part together in a series of workshops. The report of the launch has now been published by the RSSB and can be accessed here .
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A recent parliamentary paper details comprehensive plans for transport during the Olympics and Paralympics.
The paper constitutes joint written evidence from:
Transport for London (TfL),
Greater London Authority (GLA),
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA),
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG),
Network Rail and
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The Games Legacy
This is the first in a series of articles which will address the above question.
I will present a mix of first-hand experience and commentary from the people who will be running transport during the Games and those that have been involved from the early strategy stages. Then, once the Games are over I intend to indulge in a retrospective: what went...
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You can use TfL's getaheadofthegames.com website to find out where to avoid and how to plan your journeys around the Games, at the 14 London venues, and the other 11 UK-wide locations.
You can use the website to find out whether stations or lines that you plan to use will be amongst those most affected, with predicted day-by-day impact, along with advice...
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Frost and Sullivan has assembled powerful players from the mobility world to lead debate on business model issues at its fifth annual Urban Mobility event. This will take place at the House of Lords and at Siemens “Crystal” building in London’s docklands on 19 th and 20 th June – see http://www.urbanmobility.gilcommunity.com/ .
Transport KTN will be represented...
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Key players consider a key issue
A group of about 20 director-level players from transport and business gathered in London on the afternoon of 19 th March 2013 to discuss “ Improving urban mobility without new infrastructure ”.
They were drawn from a wide range of organisations from the railway and automotive worlds, transport operating companies, transport...
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TRIP document available.
The text below is taken directly from the document.
The EU recognises that urban transport plays a fundamental role in meeting the objectives of economic competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainable growth. In accordance with the subsidiarity principle, the EU is supporting local governments in tackling mobility issues which form...
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New Transport KTN Guest Blogger
In this article, we introduce Mike Schofield . Mike has recently joined the Transport KTN team to coordinate our activities in Intelligent Mobility. Mike has long experience of policy and technology dimensions of transport and was a Director at Atkins until 2011, when he formed his own consultancy. Mike was Chairman of...
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Those interested in urban mobility might like to familiarise themselves with a few key publications which help to set the scene for this important topic.
The Siemens report “ Megacity Challenges ” (2006) is a survey of 25 of the world’s major cities. It identifies transport as the most significant single infrastructure challenge and discusses the key issues to be...
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For those of our members and visitors who are interested in mobility as a concept in transport, you may like to see what's happening in mobility for people and goods in Europe.
ERTICO (the network of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services stakeholders in Europe) publishes a fact-filled newsletter each month that you can sign up to.
This months's edition can be found...
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Welcome to the 3rd in my series of articles investigating the legacy of London 2012 on the transport system in the UK. This month, I look at the concept of freedom and ease of travel and transport, or travel and transport ' mobility' .
During the Olympics, Mobility became a readily available commodity
The mantra before the Games was to have “ Sport in the news,...
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Transport and Future Cities
According to a recent report by consultants Arthur D Little , "Existing mobility systems are close to breakdown. By 2050, the average time an urban dweller spends in traffic jams will be 106 hours per year, three times more than today." Clearly, something needs to be done to change the way that we travel and transport our goods. The...
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OECD report now available
In the coming years the Internet will move from connecting people to connecting things. In a new report entitled “ Machine to Machine (M2M) communication: Connecting billions of devices ”, the OECD analyses the impact of this phenomenon.
In his interesting and thought-provoking blog post in January , Rudolf Van der...
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There is an awful new word doing the rounds at the moment “gamification” . That’s the last time I will use in this article. but it provides a starting point for looking at how games and gaming technologies can be used for purposes alongside entertainment, in particular raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change. Trainers and coaches have long...
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Have you enabled location services on your mobile device? Does Google know where you are? Faceook? LinkedIn? Foursquare? How about your GPS?
By its very nature, travel and transport already rely and are coming to rely more and more on location-based services. Revenues from the UK location-services sector are predicted to reach US$10.3bn...
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Smart infrastructure: the future
Investment in 'smart' infrastructure will deliver more for the UK in the future as well as boost economic growth by exporting expertise, according to a report published this month by the Royal Academy of Engineering, with input from the Transport KTN.
Infrastructure within the UK is becoming smarter, but barriers preventing further...
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New Catapult Announced
The Technology Strategy Board has just announced that it will establish a Catapult centre for the connected digital economy.
Catapulting and Connecting the Digital Economy
The new Catapult is a technology and innovation centre which will accelerate innovation and stimulate growth in this important area of the economy. It will bring together...
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A new Automotive Council report out last week ( download it here ) calls for integrated use of existing technology to improve our transport networks. Congestion, road accidents and a growing population are all putting a strain on the UK’s transport networks, creating a costly and ineffective transport system that also impacts on economic productivity.
The report explores the role...
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Multimodal travel is a key part of the European Commission’s strategy for the future of transport, aimed at making transport more efficient and clean, and ensuring high quality of service.
An EU competition launched earlier this year sought ideas for a Europe-wide multimodal journey planner.
12 have made it through to the final stages.
It's not quite the...
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Call for papers
Call for papers for the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute for British Geographers, 3rd - 5th July 2012, Edinburgh
Various forms of mobility – involving people, objects, information and ideas – are now ingrained in the social fabric and everyday practices of urban business and social lives. Yet these practices are...
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Transport Works , the website supported by big city think tanks and organisations - pteg, Core Cities and Centre for Cities, as well as the Campaign for Better Transport - brings together the evidence base for investing in urban transport and intelligent mobility.
Some evidence that the website shows provides a compelling argument for introducing measures that help us to move...
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