Community Events | News | SPATULA | TTF News | 28 June 2022
TTF Connected Vehicle meeting to show off cutting-edge innovations in in-vehicle signage

Members of the Transport Technology Forum’s Technical Working Group on vehicle-to-infrastructure communications will get to experience the very latest in technology to display real-time information into vehicles at an event at one of the UK’s leading test tracks this October.

The SPATULA group meeting on 12 October at the UTAC site at Millbrook in Bedfordshire will involve updates on the latest developments in Green Light Optimised Speed Advisory (GLOSA), in-vehicle signage, and wider connected data.

Participants will be able to see live and real time ‘in vehicle messaging’ working on the test track, with a variety of use cases only demonstratable on a closed road.

The SPATULA Group started life as an interest group looking at signal phase and timing, hence its 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. This autumn event follows on from the shorter SPATULA meeting held at the TTF Conference in Liverpool in May, as summarised here: https://youtu.be/34Wjp13I3_M?t=1526

The meeting at UTAC has been timed to coincide with TTF Partners ITS (UK)’s Members’ Day, President’s Dinner and Awards at the Connected Places Catapult and then Jury’s Inn in Milton Keynes which takes place on 13 October.  Details of this are available here.

Participants in the Spatula event can book rooms at the Jury’s Inn for a special rate of £105 bed and breakfast.  After the meeting a social event is planned in Milton Keynes that evening.

To express an interest in attending the SPATULA meeting, click here.

(Picture – a virtual signs demonstration, courtesy TTF)