The SPATULA Group started life as an interest group looking at signal phase and timing, hence it’s name – Signal Phase And Timing Users and Local Authorities. It has since grown into a forum for all forms of live V2I, or vehicle to Infrastructure communications.
SPATULA is for all those interested in this subject and brings together the perspectives of road operators, the automotive industry, data providers and hardware suppliers. It is a place demonstrate what is happening in the UK, share experiences and ideas and link up with other projects and users.
It is a Technical Working Group of the Transport Technology Forum and its work is supported by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK.
To join SPATULA – email the working group lead [email protected] or [email protected]Read More
The Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Working Group of the Transport Technology Forum. This space will be used by the EV Charging Infrastructure Working Group to post information, events and advice. please come back soon to see more content.Read More
The Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) “MaaSterminds” Group is a forum for public sector bodies to accelerate the introduction of MaaS in the UK.
Our group involves representatives from more than 15 different Local Authorities, Transport Authorities, Combined Authorities, and Highways Agencies. We meet regularly to exchange ideas, to find opportunities to collaborate and share best practice.Read More
The Open Data Group of the Transport Technology Forum. This space will be used by the Open Data Group to post information, events and advice. Please come back soon to see more content.Read More
The Smart Parking Group of the Transport Technology Forum. This space will be used by the Smart Parking Group to post information, events and advice. Please come back soon to see more content.Read More
UTMC has been in existence since the early 1990s. Beginning as a research project, it developed under DfT and it predecessors into a broad, technically-focussed framework for the interconnection of diverse ITS with a role in traffic management. Functions within the scope of UTMC included – and still include – traffic detection, signal control, variable message signs, car parking, incidents and accidents, air quality, and several others.
The approach of UTMC (www.utmc.uk)has always been to focus on the exchange of data between applications, in common and standardised formats, rather than the functionality of the applications themselves. This leaves suppliers free to innovate their products and facilitates a dynamic marketplace, while simplifying the acquisition, integration, operation and maintenance of tools by local highways authorities (LHAs) and others.
UTMC is now a TTF Working Group where the role and scope of UTMC will be shaped to meet new opportunities, while also assisting LHAs in maintaining their legacy systems until they reach the end of their operational lifespan, and sustaining the effectiveness of today’s UTMC implementations in a toolset to meet the challenges of today’s worldRead More