Investment in tech to tackle traffic – Funding to promote trial projects to reduce congestion

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

Tech to cut congestion will get a £1.5 million boost through a government fund for councils and SMEs to promote trial projects.

The funding forms part of the Govtech Catalyst, a £20 million fund to help solve local transport issues through tech. This could help reduce the huge cost to the UK economy resulting from congestion by calming rush hour traffic and improving air quality and road safety for drivers.

Whether commuting long distances or using public transport for the school run, the 3 winning projects will trial new ways of using data generated by transport in towns and cities to improve driving conditions for thousands of people.

Driving in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole could soon be much safer thanks to new software developed by Viva. The transport company’s sustainable software monitors traffic, flagging incidents in real time, allowing traffic control operators to respond quickly and stop traffic jams forming.

Read the full article on the Gov.UK website.