Laying the Foundations for Smart Mobility: TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2023 Retrospective


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At TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2023 last month, we were delighted to welcome back Cherryanne Copper and Steve Harris from EAM Software leader, Brightly (a Siemens Infrastructure Company).

Their latest presentation explored how, through the use of IoT, effective asset management can deliver better outcomes for the communities that councils and other key stakeholders serve, whilst also laying the foundation for smart mobility.

Using examples ranging from street lighting, highways, pavements and EV charging, through to smart drains, litter bins, green infrastructure and connecting citizens to assets operating in their community, Cherryanne and Steve demonstrated how strategic asset management can be leveraged for carbon capture and ESG to help enable the development of truly sustainable communities. They subsequently hosted deeper dive roundtable discussions with all delegates in attendance.

Presentation highlights:

  • Typical Asset Types – Parks & Grounds, Green Spaces, Pipes, Carriageways, Traffic Signals, Streetlights, Bollards, Signs, Verges, Grit Bins, Buildings, Bus Stops, CCTV, Fencing & Barriers, Bridges & Structures, Street Furniture, Waste Bins, Cycle Ways, Trees, Play Areas, Light Rail, Footways, Allotments, Gullies & Drains, Cemeteries, Road Markings etc;
  • Strategic Asset Management – The Optimisation Layer: From Asset Information (“Know Your Inventory”) and Tactical Asset Management (“Improve Operations”) to long-term Strategic Asset Management (“Optimize & Plan”);
  • Asset Valuation, Asset Lifecycle Modelling and Capital Planning;
  • Smart Lighting (IoT) in Action – Identifying broken lights with Automatic Health Status Monitoring; Reporting and prioritising the issue with the Service Provider; Temporary fix (Remote Control); Fixing the light (Engineer);
  • Citizen and Community Engagement – Channel shift to expectation of ‘digital-first’ community services; Alignment of community interaction to asset-centric processes; Proactively presenting real-time information etc;

  • Carbon Capture and Data Trends – Carbon intensity data trends by type of works, highways activity and by location can be shown in real-time dashboards; Metrics aligned to FHRG guidance note to provide benchmarking data of emissions per mile and per £ spent on highways services; Better understand your greatest contributors and where policy change can make an impact i.e. reduce response time to reactive works for better planning;
  • Green Infrastructure – Positive Contribution: Managing Tree Assets and Green Space – Calculating sequestered carbon of tree stock, offsetting operational activities; Managing pests and diseases; Making smarter woodland, hedgerow and shrub planting decisions; Flood-risk areas and defences (reservoirs); Improving air quality with EV charging;
  • Environment, Sustainability & Governance – Embedding ESG in asset implementation, maintenance and lifecycle planning; Supporting sustainable maintenance operations with reports and dashboards; Insights to inform long-term investment planning and development; Asset performance benchmarking across ESG to inform opportunities for improvement

If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us in Edinburgh on September 7th for the live in-person event at Riddle’s Court, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Cherryanne and Steve’s initial presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2023

On September 7th 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.


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