For more information about the ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Interest Group, email email@example.com
Using Technology to Support Road Traffic Law ComplianceThe group aims to identify the current enforcement requirements of the Police, Local Authorities and other statutory bodies that may be helped by ITS technologies. The group has the following objectives:
- To promote awareness of ITS technologies available and needed to enforce, or to encourage compliance with, road traffic law or regulations.
- To identify and seek to address the potential legal and institutional barriers to implementation of ITS technologies.
- To work to ensure that any international standards in enforcement technology are appropriate and workable from a UK viewpoint.
Full details on this group can be downloaded here. The EIG is led by Geoff Collins, Jenoptik and John Jones of Atkins.
Objectives of FIG:
- Promote existing and developing ITS technologies and services within the freight industry
- Identify future areas of research where ITS technologies might benefit specific freight
- operations (distribution, logistics, warehousing)
- Identify current problems within the freight sector which might be satisfied by ITS solutions
- Promote the dissemination of information and communication between ITS manufacturers
- and freight distributors to raise awareness about ITS benefits
- Review the potential impact of more general ITS applications on the freight industry
Full details of this group can be downloaded here. The Group is led by Steven Norris and Geoff Clarke (AECOM).
Highways Industry Alliance
The HIA is an informal network of associations which have memberships from all areas of the UK transport sector. It is dedicated to working in a collaborative way to further common interests and support national and regional transport strategies and policy objectives. This is an extract from the HIA terms of reference:
The key aim of the Alliance is to create a forum for the open discussion of issues impacting the highway sector, to create a common voice across the sector on these issues, and to be cohesive and collaborative in discussions with government and other bodies
To this end, the Alliance aims:
- To meet regularly, at least twice a year to consider the prevailing issues in the highways and road sector.
- To highlight areas of concern that require clarification or development within the sector, and to help address these with Government and other interested bodies.
- To provide facilitate and encourage collaboration and discussion across the private and public sectors in order to provide a simple and established route for the sharing of information across the whole of the highways sector.
- To monitor, encourage and provide opportunities for other organisations to become involved with the Alliance.
- To help create a cohesive and joined up highway sector which is better able to work together collaboratively and to contribute to the realisation of the UK Governments’ transport strategies.
The current Members of the HIA are:
REMA – Retroreflective Equipment Manufacturers’ Association www.rema.org.uk
ITS (UK) – Intelligent Transport Systems United Kingdom www.its-uk.org.uk
ISA UK – International Sign Association UK www.uksigns.org
IHE – Institute of Highways Engineers www.theihe.org
BPA – British Parking Association www.britishparking.co.uk
ARTSM – Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management www.artsm.org.uk
HCTA – Highways and Construction Training Association www.hcta.co.uk
Streetworks UK – www.streetworks.org.uk
If you are interested in bringing your organisation into the Highways Industry Alliance, please contact Jennie Martin on jmartin @ its-uk.org.uk
Inclusive Mobility Interest Group
Mobility as a Service
This group launched at our MaaS Interest Forum in London in March 2017. It is led by Jacobs, AECOM and Cubic.
ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the PTIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website.
The purpose of the Interest Group:
The Public Transport Interest Group provides a focus for ITS (UK) members and others who are interested in passenger information systems and related topics, such as smartcards and transport retail systems.
Typical activities of the Interest Group:
The group’s primary activity is to hold seminars, usually two a year, one in London and one in Edinburgh. The focus of the seminar activity is on the dissemination of high quality technical information and the exchange of experience, without the formality and expense of commercial conferences. For the last three years it has also held a session with a focus on ITS in rail, linked to the annual European ITS Congress.
The group provides a resource for those interested in CEN and ISO standards development in public transport information systems, and acts as an informal mirror group to reach UK consensus on technical committee documents.
The interest group is chaired by Gary Umpleby of Hogia, who is always keen to hear of ideas to extend and develop the range of the group’s activities.
Full details of this group can be downloaded here.
Road User Charging
ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the RUCIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website
“To create an environment where Government, industry, operators and academia
can share ideas and concerns openly and supportively to help identify benefits
and barriers to the timely and efficient introduction of RUC within the UK.”
- To facilitate solutions to meet road user charging requirements of local
authorities, private concession operators and Government agencies
- To exchange information about barriers to the implementation of RUC in the UK from the use of charging technologies to back office and central systems
- To assist in assessing the technology and systems standards requirements, including for interoperability, and to proactively support contributions to international RUC standards developments that are relevant to and in the interest of interoperable RUC deployment in the UK
- To track developments in the UK and internationally, and to disseminate and distribute relevant international industry and market news for other interested ITS (UK) members
- To act as the expert group in RUC-related matters, to service other ITS (UK) interest groups and to help respond to RUC-related enquires received by ITS (UK).
Full details of this group can be downloaded here. The Group is led by Keith Mortimer of Wyeval Consulting and Dr John Walker of the University of Southampton.
ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the SEIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website
This group provides a forum for all ITS United Kingdom members with an interest in transportation and the environment to meet, discuss their views and study the uses of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to benefit the environment.
The groups typical activities are as follows:
- Facilitate round table discussion between parties with an interest in the area
- Meet to hear presentations on current topics of interest
- Support the organisation of seminars open to a wider audience
- Influence Government Policy in this area
- Input to standards towards International Harmonisation of platforms and Interfaces
Full details of the group can be downloaded here. The SEIG is led by Professor Margaret Bell of Newcastle University with assistance from Ian Routledge, IRC; Keith McCabe, KAM Futures, and Tim Gammons, Arup.
- To be a forum for ITS members with an interest in urban and local transport matters to meet, discuss their views, ideas and experiences and consider the uses and benefits of ITS in the urban environment.
- To be of value to Local Authorities, transport network operators, public transport operators, consultants, manufacturers, service providers and academics – all concerned with ITS in the urban environment
- To provide a focus for the development of good practice for ITS in the urban environment
- To provide a centre for the promotion of ITS and its funding to central government and providers of services
- To advise LAs, developers and others how ITS may be used to enhance their aims and objectives, and how a business case can be made for ITS implementation
Full details of this group can be downloaded here. The Group is led by Mike Guerin, TRL and Derek Twigg, Hertfordshire County Council.
This Group was formerly known as Automotive User.
ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the UBIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website
The User Behaviour Interest Group (UBIG) advises the ITS sector on the needs and abilities of users in the design, development and deployment of ITS.
This will also utilise and promote the skills and knowledge of the UK Human Factors community engaged in research, design and implementation of ITS.
Full details of this group can be downloaded here (link to be updated soon). The Group is led by Siddartha Khastgir of Warwick University.
Women in ITS
The Group is championed by CH2M Hill and Mouchel. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.