26 May 2021 | Innovation | Environment

ITS (UK) announces COP-26-related competition

 

ITS (UK) has challenged members to sum up how technology can help transport reduce pollution to tackle climate change.  The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society has announced a COP-26-related competition to come up with ideas on how intelligent transport systems can be used to reduce carbon emissions.

Members are being asked to answer one of three questions around how the industry can address the issue of climate change, an area of technology that can be used to tackle emissions or suggestions for what targets should be set for the industry and how to measure success.

Entrants are urged to submit a one page piece summarising their ideas that will be used in a white paper to be published to coincide with November’s event in Glasgow, with the winning submission receiving a £100 prize donated by AI traffic control company Simplifai Systems.

The competition was launched at the ITS (UK) Annual General Meeting which included a debate about Transport Technology, Net Zero, COP26 and ITS (UK) featuring Simplifai’s founder Keith McCabe, ITS (UK) Smart Environment Forum Chair Professor Margaret Bell of Newcastle University and Tim Gammons of Arup.

“I see every day how technology can help make transport run more efficiently and effectively, but I’m not sure the wider highways and transport industry, let alone the general public, realise the potential,” commented Keith McCabe. “If we as an industry all share our ideas and our solutions, I am confident that we can put forward a compelling case for more focus on technology to solve our transport challenges and make the world a cleaner, greener place. That’s why I’m delighted to support the competition by donating the prize.”

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