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6th October 2020 | Innovation
A study carried out by the Transport Technology Forum (TTF) which highlights how connectivity within transport boosts productivity has been recognised by Zenzic – an organisation which is enabling the UK’s move to connected and autonomous mobility.
Zenzic say the report provides “fundamental evidence of early progress in activity”, as it shows the UK is on track in achieving the key milestones required.
The TTF’s State of the Connected Nation report highlighted how connectivity within transport boosts productivity, increases safety and reduces real-world costs. It covers a range of initiatives including smarter parking, using new data to address road maintenance, better ways to set traffic lights to reduce emissions and congestion, and providing better information and intelligence.
These outcomes tie in with Zenzic’s UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030, which is being updated this Autumn, a year after its initial launch.
The Transport Technology Forum has taken the results of this report and matched them with the UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 update, launching 20 October. This has been done as an independent validation, as part of Zenzic’s recent CAM Creator initiative.
This matching shows:
The State of the Connected Nation report also highlights how relatively low-budget solutions can have significant effects.
Mark Cracknell, head of technology at Zenzic and architect of the UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030, commented: “The work of the TTF has been vital in helping the UK get to grips with what it will take to progress towards a truly connected transport system, by putting a stake in the ground. It has been an invaluable part of our upcoming UK CAM Roadmap update, providing the backbone of key ‘Streams’ within the roadmap.”
Andy Graham of the TTF added: “We have seen good synergy with the work done by UK local authorities with DfT funding and the Zenzic roadmap’s early stages, with a particular emphasis on connectivity of existing vehicles. Where our State of the Nation Report has identified gaps, such as in skills and awareness, the Zenzic roadmap has these on board already. We will continue to update our State of the Nation Report as a verification of how the roadmap is progressing, and have also added to the roadmap how the TTF can help those stakeholders outside of roads authorities connect with them to build the business case and test new innovations.”
You can read The State of the Connected Nation report here.
The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 update will be published on 20 October 2020, providing key insights into specific development, collaborative partnerships and opportunities within the UK CAM industry.
The updated Roadmap will be available to view here.