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Institute of Industrial R
esearch

In collaboration with

Technology Strategy Board

ITSS Innovation Platform

&

SG Transport
Innovation Ltd

5
th

November

2009

University of

Portsmouth,
Langstone Conference Centre
, Portsmouth,
PO4 8LW


Intelligent Transport
Systems

Future Vision

2
-
5


Agenda


A
brain storming

event to explore the vision for future transport systems, to
encourage ideas and knowledge sharing about future research and applications
between
policy makers and executers,
idea generators,
out of the box
thinkers and
researchers from industry as well a
s universities
.




09:30
-
09:5
5


Registration

09:55
-
10:00


Welcoming Note

David Arrell

Pro vice
-
Chancellor
,

University of Portsmouth


EU View


Chair:

Keith McCabe

10:00
-
10
:
1
5


The near future for ITS



Richard Harris

Richard Harris,
Director, Intelligent Transport Systems, UK, Logica

This presentation will provide insight into the near future of ITS. Richard will draw on more than
thirty years experience in the development and implementation of ITS and over twenty years
experience of
European Commission funded projects. It will include the policy and business
drivers, the barriers and issues to be addressed and the services that are likely to reach maturity.


10:15
-
10:3
0


Coordinated European Deployment of ITS
-

the EC Action Plan

Keith Keen

Formerly coordinating ITS deployment projects covering Europe in the European
Co
mmission DGTREN TEMPO programme

The presentation will cover how the European Commission is aiming to see that deployment of ITS
across Europe is appropriate locally

and consistent and coordinated across borders. The Action
Plan and the linked Directive set out a framework to use ITS in improving service levels particularly
for transport users making journeys crossing Member State borders.
The current European
deploym
ent project EasyWay will be touched on
.

10:30
-

10:4
5

Discussions

3
-
5


World View



Chair: Stephen Hart

10:45
-
11:0
0


World Vision


ITS Arab


Steve George


ITS Consultant, SG Transport Innovation Ltd

The presentation will introduce the work undertaken by
the ITS Arab Architecture Working Group,
of which Steve is the Chairman, and look to the wider use and future deployment of ITS in relation
to City regions many of which are actively implementing or developing ITS strategies.


11:00
-
11
:
1
5


ITS Architecture

view


Road map to the future

Richard Bossom

Manager, ITS Design Services, Industry Sector, Mobility Division, Traffic
Solutions, Siemens plc

Many people have heard of ITS architectures but few people have used them. This is mainly
because their part in

implementing ITS is not understood and it is believed their use needs lots of
resources.

ITS implementation is started by collecting the aspirations that the Stakeholders have for the
services that are to be provided. These are then translated into initial system structures using an
ITS architecture. The architecture
can then be used to make

studies of issues associated with
system ownership, operation and management, costs, plus the benefits and risks of the ITS
implementation
. All of this is done before issuing tenders or starting research work, because at
this point in the implementation
process
changes to find an acceptable solution are easy and
cheap to make. The resulting ITS architecture becomes the basis for a deployment programme
and tenders for equipment, communications and services.

Creating ITS architectures from the FRAME Archit
ecture reduces the resources needed and
enables support for a wide range of ITS services to be included. This support is currently being
extended to include cooperative systems, but the FRAME Architecture is designed for further
additions to be made to acc
ommodate particular services not in widespread use across Europe.
The FRAME website provides free access to the Architecture, its tools and supporting materials.

In the future the FRAME Architecture will be further expanded to include support for the evolu
tion
of ITS services. The tools that support the use of the Architecture will also become easier to use.

11:15
-

11:3
0

Discussions

4
-
5


11:30
-

11:4
5

Break

UK view



Chair: Richard Harris

11:4
5


12:00

The changing role of ITS in a Carbon Critical World


Keith

McCabe

Principal Consultant


ITS, Highways and Transportation,
Atkins


The presentation will highlight the key issues and challenges facing the ITS industry in relation to
climate change and greenhouse gas reduction and outline a possible way forward for

‘low carbon
ITS’.



12:00
-
12:15


Seamless travel
-

TSB plans for 2012
-
2014


Stephe
n Hart


Innovation Platform Leader ITSS
,
Technology Strategy Board

A new way of thinking in trying to solve the issue of congestion ...What would the future look like
if the

predications are correct, how do

we move people and goods in a congested network..


12:15
-

12:30

Discussions

12:30
-

13:15

Lunch Break


Research View



Chair: Steve George

13:15


13:30

Leo McCluskey

Professor of Software Technology, University of
Huddersfield

Intelligent ITS? From component intelligence to self
-
awareness

Is machine intelligence relevant to ITS? Surely we have all the technology we need
-

including
intelligent controls such as SCOOT. It is human behaviours, and how to
affect

them,
that we need
to focus on. Weren't expert systems approaches to ITS tried without much success 20 years ago?

In this talk I will outline some emerging developments from the artificial intelligence area, and
how they may be of importance in future ITS. In
doing so I hope to dispel some of the
misunderstandings alluded to above.



5
-
5


13:30


13:45

Current and Future Research Directions for Intelligent Transport
Systems (ITS)

Professor John Preston

Director, Transportation Research Group
,
School of Civil
Engineering
and the Environment
, University of Southampton.



This presentation will review recent ITS related research undertaken by the Transportation
Research Group, University of Southampton. This research covers a number of headings including
road
traffic control and management, freight and logistics, public transport operations, rail
operations, information provision and environmental impacts. It will speculate as to the extent
that ITS can deliver a zero vision of a transport system that has zero
fatal accidents, zero emissions
and zero congestion. It is argued that ITS should be viewed as a socio
-
technical system with the
potential to have unintended consequences and that research should be framed with this in mind.


13:45
-

14:00

Discussions

14:0
0
-

14:1
5

Break


Application Example



Chair: Prof Leo McCluskey

14:15
-

14:
30

Using Video Analytics to provide above ground incident
detection andvehicle by vehicle data
.

Nick Hewitson

MD Smart CCTV Limited,

www.smartcctvltd.com

Video cameras are widely

deployed on the UK highway network, however

they are simply used to
occasionally view what is happening on the

network. Modern technology can significantly improve
the cost benefit of

the technology by using computer algorithms to analyse the data in real
-
time
and automatically alert staff in the Regional control centre when

an event like a car stopping on
the hard shoulder occurs.

In addition the same video feeds can be used to break the traffic down

into classes of vehicle,
provide an indication of the s
peed of the

vehicles and estimate the time and headway between
vehicles, so that

real time estimations of the congestion can be made. All of this can be

achieved
without having to install sensors on the roadway with the

associated disruption that this woul
d
cause.

A r
eal world example of this type of technology deployed on the M20

motorway in Kent and used
for a complex and long term traffic survey on

the M5 motorway in the West Midlands will be
reviewed with examples of

the type of information which can be

made available.


6
-
5


14:30
-

14:45

How connected navigation will change car travel

Frederic Bruneteau


M
anaging
D
irector,
PTOLEMUS Consulting Group
,

www.ptolemus.com

Frederic is running PTOLEMUS, an international strategy consulting firm specialized in location
-
based services and based in Brussels. Frederic
has gained 15 years of experience in 10 countries
for companies such as Arthur D. Little, Vodafone and TomTom Int
ernational.

Most of us are used to satellite navigation devices. Whilst these devices use GPS for their
positioning, they were until recently not linked to the Internet.

The

introduction of 2
-
way connected navigation (i.e. either on sat
-
navs or on smart ph
ones), this is
radically
changes the picture
. The car is becoming connected thanks to a GPRS or 3G
antenna

and
the driver can at last interact with the rest of the world.

The conjunction of location and
2
-
way
connectivity
helps solving a numb
er of long
-
las
ting issues such as
traffic jams,
over
-
speeding
,
fuel
savings, etc.

Long term, the connected device becomes the hub of many applications for the
connected car.

Frederic Bruneteau will



Present innovations in this domain, notably from TomTom,
Garmin,
Nokia
and Apple.



Compare these with similar initiatives by ca
r makers (e.g. BMW, Ford, etc.).



Evaluate t
he impact of connected navigati
on on our experience as drivers.



The opportunities that connected navigation open to ITS
.




14:45
-
16:00


Discussions

and

Conclusion
s

All presenters will join in a discussion Panel









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,
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,
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on
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