Intelligent Transport Systems

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) use technology to improve safety, efficiency, environmental performance and the journey experience for users. We develop and evaluate new ITS solutions to ensure they meet customer and market requirements.

At TRL we have substantial experience evaluating the performance and implications of technology on transport policy and operations, business models, user behaviour and safety to help solve transport problems. This means we can effectively assess ITS products and services and their likely real-world impact. We consider how they can contribute to multi-modal network management and the development of intelligent vehicles.

In an ever more connected world, the sophisticated capability of ITS solutions provides control and user information that adapts to current and predicted conditions. This can improve the performance of multi-modal transport networks and enhance the user experience.

Truly independent and objective advice

TRL is impartial, so we can support decision-making on ITS system development and investment without any affiliation with the commercial manufacturers of solutions. We give unbiased advice on system specification and procurement processes and carry out performance evaluation and selection, working as a trusted member of our customer’s team.

Real world trial design and delivery

TRL is recognised as one of the leading organisations for delivering real world trials of technology. Our work ranges from road pricing to connected vehicles, automation and intelligent speed adaptation. With proven methodologies and a wealth of knowledge and deployment experience to exploit and use in comparisons, we understand the reality of ITS operation and can deliver key learning from real world trials that reveal the true potential and cost of solutions.

Diverse ITS perspectives for unique applications

ITS solutions are often technologically sophisticated and bespoke, depending on the characteristics and usage of existing infrastructure. We have developed and led many schemes from inception to operation so we have the expertise to identify the challenges, benefits, impacts and feasibility of innovative ITS proposals. High profile programmes we’ve worked on include multi-modal travel information and the application of ITS for smart motorways, urban traffic management, road user charging, connected and autonomous vehicles.

Three examples of recent projects are:

Wireless sensor mesh networks to monitor manhole integrity

Support to Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility 

Using mobile phone apps to collect data 

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