Please see below for an innovation competition launched by the National Infrastructure Commission, on infrastructure for automated and connected vehicles. The links have further detail. Regards,Zia
Roads for the Future
The National InfrastructureCommission, together with Highways England and Innovate UK, recently launched‘Roads for the Future’, an innovation competition seeking ideas for how theUK’s roads should be adapted for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
The competition covers threethemes: road (and related infrastructure) design; traffic management; and road rulesand regulations. Entries can focus on any type of road (from urban high streetsto motorways) and any type of road use (including public transport andfreight). Applicants will need to provide an overview of their idea; explainhow it supports at least one anticipated benefit of CAVs; outline how itrelates to a plausible long-term vision of how CAVs will use UK roads in 2050;and explain how it is feasible, affordable and deliverable.
The deadline for applicationsis the 14th March. Five of the best entries will receive upto £30,000 each to produce a three-month feasibility study, with the best studysubsequently awarded a further £50,000. The Commission will then exploreopportunities to further develop promising ideas with other Government agenciesafter the competition has closed in September 2018.
Further information, includinga link to the Innovate UK competition pages, can be found here: https://www.nic.org.uk/our-work/roads-for-the-future/.
Any questions regarding thecompetition scope should be directed to the Commission’s Strategic TransportLead, Jonathan Hale, at [log in to unmask]
Zia Wadud, PhD DIC
Centre for Integrated Energy Research (CIER),
Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), & School of
Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE)
University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Tel. +44 113 343 7733
Honorary Sectretary, UTSG www.utsg.net
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