Ten days have passed since we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2018 at the Radisson Blu Glasgow. Here’s what some of the stakeholders in attendance […]
Transport Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers and strategic decision makers from progressive city, borough, district and county councils; public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; DfT and supporting national transport agencies; prime contractors etc. Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, predictive traffic management, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, and smart ticketing and fare collection.
On September 27th we will be casting a spotlight over Scotland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the city-regions of Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Edinburgh & South East Scotland, Stirling, Tay, Aberdeen, Inverness & Highlands, and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies or local/combined authorities (senior speakers from Transport Scotland, SEStran and MaaS Scotland confirmed) giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives and digital journeys to date. This half day interactive event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.
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“Smart & Integrated Ticketing in Scotland” – Mary Docherty leads the Smart Ticketing team at Transport Scotland. The team focuses on delivering within Scotland the Ministerial Vision: ‘That all journeys on Scotland’s bus, rail, ferry, subway and tram networks can be made using some form of smart ticketing or payment’. This keynote will focus on the Transport journey towards implementing the Ministerial vision. The scope of the speech will include the Transport Bill, Smart Delivery Strategy and Transport Scotland’s approach to enabling multi modal/multi operator interoperability.
“How to Effectively Manage and Enforce Clean Air and Low Emission Zones with Virtual Permits and Digital ANPR” – A recent UN pollution report found that air in 44 UK cities and towns is too dangerous to breathe and estimated over 40,000 premature deaths per year from road polluted air. Imperial and Videalert demonstrate that the move towards managing air quality needn’t be a giant leap into the unknown and can be achieved by simply utilising proven technologies in a way that will make a very real difference to the quality of life in our cities and towns.
“The E-Bike Revolution – How we can approach innovation that works for people, communities and business” – Within SEStran’s partnership area, there is a huge diversity of transportation issues, from urban congestion to rural public transport and from ferry ports to airports. SEStran aims to address these issues and work towards a more sustainable and efficient transport network for communities and businesses. This keynote will cover SEStran’s recently launched GO E-bike regional e-bike sharing scheme and their EU funded project SURFLOGH which uses electric cargo bikes for last and first mile deliveries.
“The Impact of MaaS and CAV on the Future of Mobility” – Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) will have major impacts on the way we live, the structure of our cities, the way we move and pay for mobility and for people working in the mobility market. Dr Hazel’s keynote will explain these impacts, talk about the characteristics of MaaS and CAV and explain where MaaS and CAV are coming from and why they cannot be ignored.
“Digital Solutions for ‘Tracking the Changes’ with WOW” – Living Streets Scotland demonstrate how digital technology has helped them to deliver one of the biggest ‘smarter travel’ behaviour change programmes in Scotland. Working with local authority and transport partners, WOW – the year round walk to school challenge is making an impact in hundreds of schools the length and breadth of the country.
“Using Crowdsourced Mobility Data to Understand Active Travel” –
With the recent doubling of the budget for the promotion of active travel along with ambitious targets for increasing the mode share of active travel, there is a growing need for better data and methods to evaluate the performance of interventions designed to promote active travel. This talk will discuss how crowdsourced mobility data might help address this need. Some potential strengths and weaknesses of using such data will be outlined along with directions for future research.
“Managing traffic with predictive modelling” – Aimsun Live is a real-time decision support system for traffic management. which allows transport managers to predict road network conditions for the next hour, anticipate future congestion events before they occur and test management strategies in simulation to ensure the optimum solution is applied to pre-empt the impending congestion. Aimsun Live slots into the traffic control centre and continuously processes live data which describes both the current traffic demand and also the state of the road network, i.e what works are underway, what ITS systems are operating. Data forms the core asset of a traffic control centre and Aimsun Live ensures that best use is made of this data, both the data which is received from road network and the data which is then relayed back to it in the form of traffic signals, ITS, and information based intelligent apps.
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am - 9:15 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
- 9:15 am - 10:15 am Expert Presentations
- 10:15 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker 2
- 10:30 am - 12:15 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
- 12:15 am - 12:30 pm Keynote Speaker 3
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Close, Networking and Buffet Lunch
Transport Scotland seeks to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland, playing a key role […]
The E-Bike Revolution – approaching innovation that works for people, communities and business: TSC Scotland Retrospective
Within SEStran’s partnership area, there is a huge diversity of transportation issues, from urban congestion to rural public transport and from ferry ports to airports. […]
Living Streets Scotland are part of the UK charity for everyday walking and want to create a walking nation, free from congested roads and pollution, […]
Aimsun Live is a real-time decision support system for traffic management which allows transport managers to predict road network conditions for the next hour, anticipate […]
A recent UN pollution report found that the air in 44 UK cities and towns is too dangerous to breathe and estimated over 40,000 premature […]
With the recent doubling of the budget for the promotion of active travel along with ambitious targets for increasing the mode share of active travel, […]
Mobility as a Service and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle will have major impacts on the way we live, the structure of our cities, the way […]
A final reminder to smart transport and mobility leads from Scotland’s key buyer-side stakeholders (city, borough, district and county councils; public transport operators; sub-regional transport […]
We’re pleased to announce that Dr George Hazel OBE will be keynoting on “The Impact of MaaS and CAV on the future of mobility” at […]
SEStran is a Regional Transport Partnership comprised of eight local councils in South East Scotland: Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and […]
Mary Docherty leads the Smart Ticketing team at Transport Scotland. The team focuses on delivering within Scotland the Ministerial Vision: ‘That all journeys on Scotland’s […]
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