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Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology

The Transport case studies demonstrate how transport technology is being applied by local authorities. If you would like to submit a case study please complete this form and send it to use before the closing date of 30 September 2018. 

Background

What is the Guide?

The Guide demonstrates how transport technology can be used to meet local authority objectives and shares knowledge   through case studies of the use of transport technologies in new and innovative ways. It also contains advice on procurement, specifying technology needs, making the most of what you already have and doing more with  less.

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Case studies

Local Authority Transport Case Studies

These case studies demonstrate how transport technology is being applied by local authorities. If you have a transport technology story we’d like to hear from you. We are currently preparing the third edition of the publication. If you would like to submit a case study please complete this form and send it to use before the closing date of 30 September 2018.

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Do please get in touch with us. Our team working on the project can be contacted by emailing ITS@theiet.org

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Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology 2017-18

In 2014 the IET and ITS (UK) produced their first Guide to Emerging Transport Technology. With technology changing at speed, we decided it was time for some updates to the Guide. The second version, launched in 2017, is bigger and better.

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Events

ITS World Congress

The IET Transport Sector is holding a panel session on Innovative Procurement Models for ITS Products and Services at the ITS World Congress in Montreal on the 1st November.

Local Authorities and Smarter Traffic Management Day

Jointly with the Department of Transport and others, on the 28th November we will be holding an event on Smarter Traffic Management Day for Local Authorities at the IET Birmingham. For more information please email abonne@theiet.org

Past Events & Activities

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Articles

Delivering Mobility-as-a-Service

Transport systems and networks worldwide have hitherto been unable to deliver seamless integration across modes and local boundaries, with transport providers often struggling to address congestion and its impacts.

The highlights from the ITS World Congress in Melbourne

Dr Alan Stevens, IET Transport Policy Panel member and the Chief Scientist and Research Director for Transportation at TRL, gives an overview of the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress which took place in Melbourne, Australia in October 2016. Key topics at the Congress included Connected and Automated vehicles, Mobility as a Service, Big Data and Cyber Security. Demonstrated by Bosch at the Congress was a highly automated research vehicle launched based on a Tesla chassis with 6 radar, 6 lidar and several scene cameras, generating 1TB of data per day.

Designing an integrated transport system: technological challenges and opportunities for city authorities and network operators

In October 2016 the IET held a panel to discuss the technological challenges and opportunities for city authorities and network operators in designing and achieving an integrated transport system. The panel including representatives from Atkins, Highways England, City of York Council and Telefonica and it was Chaired by Professor Phil Blythe, the Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Transport. Below is a summary of the key points from the session.