The study involved an international evidence review and engagement with a range of stakeholders including: local authorities/cities, academia, data experts, industry and start-ups. The report highlights an array of opportunities in transport, including: facilitating the integration of modes and services to improve end-to-end journeys; better transport and land-use planning; new behaviour insights, better network utilisation and performance, enabling innovations such as Mobility as a Service. However, the study draws attention to the lack of data sharing within the transport sector which is inhibiting progress – the main reasons for this include: fears around breaching privacy, security and competition laws; modal and geographical silos; lack of data standardisation; uncertainty around the value of data and a weak evidence base for the benefits; lack of transport-specific use cases; and data skill shortages. DfT is keen to work with our external stakeholders on resolving these issues.
The theme for TDI#5 London is “Transport Benefits from Data: UK Strategic Perspectives”. We will be joined by Matt Coleman from DfT, Drew Hill from Transport Scotland, Neil Gibson from ADEPT and Stephen Hart from Innovate UK we be exploring how Big Data and IoT is shaping the future of transportation.
We will also put together an interactive session that explores the Real Benefits of Data Use by Local Authorities. Showcasing three parallel demos of data application to specific real-world challenges, such as Major Events and City Management.
We would be delighted to welcome you to TDI London on Friday 27th October at 15Hatfields. Book your tickets today at and as this is an Invitation Only event you can email Mr Luciano Lopes here