Webinar hears how ITS solutions can lead the way to helping in a post-Covid world
In the latest ITS (UK) webinar on the industry’s reaction to the Coronavirus crisis, the Society’s Chair has explained how the industry’s inventions will be key to producing solutions that will help us cope with “the new normal” as lockdown restrictions are relaxed. Watch it here.
TRL’s Ryan Hood told the discussion there are clearly opportunities around data and touchless technology, and pointed to how ITS (UK) quickly helped the Department for Transport with data to understand people movement as movement restrictions were introduced.
New vice-Chair Karla Jakeman of Innovate UK added that we won’t be pressing the reset button but that we have a “brilliant foundation in the country to build on”, and will see some real opportunities. “I think that the market has adapted very quickly,” she said. “We’ve seen people with existing innovations adapt them to support the Covid “war effort”. We’ve seen some amazing projects that have come through to Innovate UK”.
ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin made up the panel for this latest webinar and commented that the organisation itself is carrying out a vital role for the Industry at the moment, “We’re gathering a picture of what’s happening to our very different types of members, what their hopes and fears are for the future, she said. “And, of course, the Department of Transport are very interested in getting that sort of feedback because they in turn, I’m sure they’re having to write massive numbers of large reports to other parts of the government… and that’s something we can help them with. That’s a key thing that I think ITS (UK) is an organization that can deliver on behalf of the members.”
You can watch the full 30 minute discussion here: