Interest Groups

Read more about our individual groups

Enforcement

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the EIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website.

Using Technology to Support Road Traffic Law Compliance

The 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 Trevor Ellis, Transport Telematics, and Geoff Collins, Vysionics.

Freight

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the FIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website.

To allow freight and logistics practitioners to access leading edge developments in telematics so as to illustrate what is or may be on offer, and to allow ITS members the opportunity to learn of the challenges and problems currently facing the logistics and freight industry.

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).

Local Authority / Urban

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the LAUIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

This group is for ITS (UK) members with an interest in urban and local transport matters.

The purpose of the Interest Group is as follows:

  • 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 Steve George, SGTI and Gavin Jackman, telent.

Public Transport

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

Mission Statement:

“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.”

Aims:

  • 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.

Security and Resilience

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the SRIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

The Group is led by Dr Mark Beecroft of the University of Aberdeen

The purpose of this Interest Group is as follows:

1) To consider how ITS may be used to provide or enhance transport security, and personal/national security more generally

2) To consider the technical/operational security issues involved in the use of ITS, and what can be done to address them

3) To help ITS (UK) members from all parts of the community to come together in order to share experiences and make contacts

4) To help identify areas within its remit where there is need for new policies and practices, and to encourage such action

Smart Environment

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.

Automotive User

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the AUIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

The Automotive User Interest Group (AUIG) advises the ITS sector on the needs and abilities of road vehicle 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.  The Group is led by Mark Fowkes of MIRA.

Inclusive Mobility Interest Group

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the IMIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

Click here to download the Inclusive Mobility Interest Group brochure.

Click here to download the Terms of Reference for the Inclusive Mobility Interest Group.

Click here to download the Report of the IMIG’s Launch Event hosted by Transport for Greater Manchester in July 2011.

The IMIG is led by Dr Simon Edwards of Newcastle University and Dave Partington of TfGM.

Communications

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the CIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

The CIG is led by Nigel Wall of the Digital Systems KTN and the Honorary Secretary is Peter Vermaat of TRL.


An information sheet about the CIG can be downloaded here.

Connected Vehicle

ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the CVIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc.  That can be found in the Members Only area of the website

See here for the one page flyer for the Group.

Ian Patey of Mouchel and Phil Proctor Highways England lead this group.


For more information about the ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Interest Group, email mailbox@its-uk.org.uk

Satellite Navigation

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Documents:

Satnav Joint Group Terms of Reference and Action Plan for 2012/13 (May 2012)

Action points from Satnav Joint Group phone meeting on 31 May 2012

Report of Workshop held on 6 March 2012 – Delivering the best information to all in-vehicle Satellite Navigation users


Assorted Links:

Report of workshop in GPS Pocket World (thanks to Andy Graham of Whitewillow)

The ROSATTE Implementation Platform – EC funded harmonisation of digital mapping

The Transport for London Freight Journey Planner


Links to map updating sites:

Teleatlas

Navteq

Ordnance Survey

Google


Highways Authority Contact Points regarding satnav:

Somerset County Council:  Ryan Bunce, rbunce@somerset.gov.uk  or 01823 358291

Hampshire County Council:  Darren Stevens darren.stevens@hants.gov.uk

Transport for London:  Steve Steele  stephensteele@tfl.gov.uk

Young Professionals in ITS

This Group will hold its first meeting during July 2015

For more information, contact mailbox@its-uk.org.uk

Women in ITS Interest Group

The Group is championed by CH2M Hill and Mouchel.  Please contact mailbox@its-uk.org.uk for more information.

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