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ITS (UK) group launched to channel professional thinking into MaaS market

ITS (UK) has held its first forum on the topic of Mobiity as a Service (MaaS) in London, simultaneously launching a new interest group dedicated the subject. The organisation has identified MaaS as a key deliverable of ITS technologies, and although many of the concepts constituent parts, such as connected vehicles, local authorities, road user charging and public transport, are covered by other working groups, it was clear that there is a demand for specific meetings to discuss and develop MaaS in the UK.

Published: Tuesday, 25th April 2017 - 13:00

ITS United Kingdom announces 2017 award winners

This year’s ITS (UK) award winners have been honoured in a celebration dinner hosted by society President Steven Norris in Birmingham. Four awards were made during the evening to four individuals or organisations, although one prize was shared by two people, while one organisation won two prizes. There was also an honour for the driving force behind ITS (UK), its Secretary-General Jennie Martin. Clearview Intelligence won both the UK Scheme of the Year and the Forward Thinking Award for Innovation, along with its partners Transport Scotland, Amey, BEAR (Scotland), and Edinburgh Napier University, for the Sheriffhall Roundabout: Mitigating Lane Transgression with the Intelligent Road Stud.

Published: Thursday, 13th April 2017 - 17:00

First Round of Essay Awards to Apprentices by ITS United Kingdom

ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Systems society for the UK, has expanded its Student Essay competition with a new category for apprentices. The first two apprentice winners have received their Awards from ITS (UK) President and former Transport Minister, Steve Norris. Steven Beager of Transport for London (TfL) wrote on the detection of over height vehicles, and Josh Hickin of Arup tackled scenarios for introducing autonomous vehicles into the fleet using platooning. Both essays displayed a practical and well informed approach to using technology in real life settings and with a focus on benefits to the travelling public and to road operators.

Published: Wednesday, 12th April 2017 - 13:00

Technology Guide launched to benefit local authorities

New guidance designed to help local authorities understand the opportunities and challenges they will face in the coming years as a result of rapidly accelerating advances in transport technology is now available. The second edition of the Institution of Engineering & Technology's ‘Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology’ has been launched in association with ITS (UK). The updated guide is targeted at local government officers, elected members and their consultants and explains how technology can aid delivery of a range of policy objectives, from reducing emissions to assisting smooth traffic flows.

Published: Friday, 24th February 2017 - 17:00

ITS United Kingdom sets up Capabilities Working Group

ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Systems society for the UK, has launched a new Working Group for Capabilities. The CWG will work on best practice in recruitment, training, qualifications and career progression in the ITS sector. It is led by ITS (UK) Technical Director Fraser Sommerville of Atkins, and includes representatives from Local Authorities, Highways England, HS2, consultancies and research institutions. The CWG has drawn up an initial list of deliverables: A definition of ITS skills and tasks, a compendium of formal qualifications useful to an ITS professional, a collection of existing, successful ITS career path studies, and a Best Practice Guide to training and development for ITS employers

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - 17:00

Chief Scientific Adviser leads workshop for ITS United Kingdom young professionals

Newcastle University hosted a workshop for the ITS (UK) Young Professionals group on 25 November. The workshop was led by the Department for Transport Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Phil Blythe, and about 25 students and young professionals attended.

Published: Wednesday, 30th November 2016 - 16:00

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