Transport Scotland welcome exploration of innovative technology solutions that might help to directly reduce road deaths.

Transport Scotland, along with other key stakeholders have been working towards meeting the Scottish Government’s ambitious targets to reduce road deaths and serious injuries on Scotland’s roads by 2020. The results to date have been encouraging but clearly it remains the case that one road death is one too many.

Like other countries, in Scotland there are certain vulnerable road user groups where more could be achieved.  Specifically

– children

– older people

– cyclists

– motorcyclists

The reasons why these groups remain a prominent road safety challenge very, albeit they are all linked by socio-economic and demographic changes.

As part of the Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge Transport Scotland would welcome exploration of innovative technology solutions that might help to directly reduce road deaths in one or more of these road user groups.

New for the 2017 event The Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge. Is a competition involving specific infrastructure client challenges set by Highways England, Bristol City Council, Transport for the North, England’s¬†Economic Heartland¬†the London Air Quality Commission¬†and Transport Scotland. These challenges require innovative technical solutions to problems involving customer service and / or network efficiency and / or safety and security and /or performance.

Each shortlisted candidate will be able to exhibit their solution for free and will be asked to give a 5 minute presentation in The Hub. Each of the challenger clients will be tasked to pick a winner from the shortlist and award a prize at a special ceremony during the event on Thursday November 9th. Winners will receive various levels of non-financial support from the challenger client.

Click here to download the challenges and click here to apply.

Application closing date : 22nd September

For general enquiries contact Andrew Dowding.

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