One day conference to tackle road network challenges

A conference planned for November this year will look at Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and how they can be used across the transport network to create sustainable and long-term travel plans for the UK. This presents a great opportunity for those businesses and specialists – like RDS with its traffic survey expertise – to see how technology might be utilised to improve transport in the future.

Dealing with congestion

One of the biggest issues on our road network – whether on motorways or in towns and cities – is congestion. We are often asked to conduct traffic surveys, journey time research and parking surveys to see where improvements can be made – particularly when new developments are planned.

The conference, called The ITS (UK) Summit 2018 is taking place in Bristol and is sponsored by Bristol City Council and will cover topics including:

  • Dealing with congestion
  • Funding
  • Transport policy and procurement
  • Breaking the barriers to delivery
  • Mobility as a service
  • Preparing the network for connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Making better use of road space

Delegates will be mostly drawn from ITS (UK) membership which comprises over 150 organisations including government departments, consultants, local authorities, academic institutions and manufacturing companies.

Speaking about the conference, the ITS (UK) general secretary, Jennie Martin said: ‘This is not just another conference; this is a meeting of the finest minds in highways and transport as well as ITS, to discuss and examine the issues around implementing the great technology we have … I can promise this event will be like no other and really underlines our role as the voice of transport technology in the UK.’

RDS and technology

At Road Data Services, we use the latest technology to undertake a range of traffic, parking and pedestrian surveys. Our data collection gives clients the information they need in order to make informed decisions, alter plans, prepare for additional traffic or allocate additional space for sustainable parking. Our Automatic Traffic Count surveys collect detailed traffic data, including classification and speed on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, and we use sophisticated technology to ensure the accuracy of the information we collect.

To find out more about our traffic surveys, Automatic Traffic Count services, ANPR and Bluetooth surveys and more, just contact us today for a chat about your next project.

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