It has long been said that digital technologies have the power to disrupt the highways industry. “Digital roads harness data, technology and connectivity to improve the way the strategic road network is designed, built, operated and used”. But to actually realise the benefits new technology can bring, we need a coherent plan. In her TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2021 keynote, Head of Innovation, Dr Annette Pass explained how National Highways (formerly Highways England) intends to deliver its Digital Roads vision for 2025 through three themes – Digital Design & Construction, Digital Operations and Digital for Customers – and discussed the role innovation plays in successfully delivering change. Annette also outlined National Highways’ longer term ambitions, beyond establishing an initial Digital Roads Platform: “Increased Connectivity, Autonomy and Data Sharing” from 2025-2035, “Significant Autonomy” from 2035-2045 and “Fully Connected and Autonomous” for 2045+.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on September 10th for the live in-person event, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post. We’ll then e-mail you a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Annette’s keynote).
Those qualifying to receive the rich content from these presentations include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from: local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private 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, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.