The Transport Technology Forum has published the third in a series of videos explaining how connected vehicle technology is delivering safer and more efficient roads through technology such as in-vehicle signage.
Following on from videos last year which explained how information can be shared “untouched by human hand” and showcasing a day of demonstrations at the UTAC Proving Ground in Milbrook, this film summarises a series of new solutions presented at the LCRIG Innovation Festival last month.
The video shows innovations in vehicle warnings about pedestrians, road layouts, roadworks and cyclists, along with eCall and parking technology. Delegates at the Festival also saw first hand how radar technology could be integrated with in-vehicle signage to almost instantly warn of people crossing a road, while dynamic kerbside management was also illustrated along with eCall linked to in vehicle warnings, and a virtual Portsmouth Clear Air Zone .
“The video shows how the TTF continues to demonstrate near to market tools for Local Authority traffic managers,” commented Transport Technology Forum Manager Darren Capes. “Not only are these cutting-edge technology services, but they are relatively low cost and proudly developed by UK SMEs supported by the TTF.”
The demonstrations showcased in the video were delivered through co-operation with Crystal, Grid Smarter Cities, Kamar Photo, KL Systems, Navtech Radar, Portsmouth City Council, SRL, VESOS and White Willow Consulting.
TTF Connected Vehicle Working Group Chair Andy Graham added: “While automated vehicles are still quite a few years away, the TTF and its partners continue to show that connected vehicles – of all types and ages including cycles – can offer great benefits in safety through road user friendly services.”
The Innovation Festival in Newark brought together local authorities, central government, the supply chain, associations and academia to see the latest ideas in highways maintenance and transport technology. More than 230 local authority delegates from 80 authorities attended, meaning around than two-thirds of all the English highway authorities outside London were represented, along with 100 exhibitors.
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