SmarterUK Transport

Objectives

techUK programme looking at technology and innovation within the transport sector.

Given the increased pressure being placed on UK infrastructure there is a need to rethink how we deliver transport across industrial, commercial and domestic sectors – this includes looking ato both our roads and railways.

Key to meeting this challenge is the application of technology to make transport networks smarter – more intelligent, more flexible and more efficient. For instance, digitalisation of the UK rail network will not only increase the capacity of existing infrastructure but also improve customer experience by offering greater reliability and better connections. This in turn supports sustainable economic growth.
There are also opportunities to improve safety through combining the smart application and appropriate selection of technologies within passenger and good vehicles. Government has made a clear commitment to develop connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), setting an ambition to become a world leader in the demonstration and deployment of CAV technologies through the creation of a new policy unit and over £200m of funding.

techUK will work to

  • Ensure smart systems, technologies and solutions are an integral part of the UK’s future transport strategy, accelerating the development of the market for digitalisation.

  • Build a dialogue across the transport value chain, ensuring those engaged in the delivery of transport systems are aware of, and addressing technological challenges associated with privacy, security and interoperability.

  • Develop opportunities for techUK companies to provide expertise to the smart transport sector, particularly on cyber and connectivity.

Members can sign up for policy and market updates here.


Transport Board

Pinsent Masons, Natalie Trainor (CHAIR)
Athonet, Nanda Menon
B Cubed, Neville Sankey
Gett, James Cowen
IntelSat, Andrew Faiola
Intel Corporation Ltd, Loubna Berkani
Kemp Little, Emma Wright
KPMG, Ben Foulser
MAC Ltd, Peter Gould
Sopra Steria Ltd, Steve Bagge


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