National conference discusses innovative research app

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:24 AM

A cutting-edge transport research app which has been trialled in Coventry was discussed at the Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference 2018.

The conference in Nottingham focused on taking a realistic view on issues arising from moving to Intelligent Mobility which brings together emerging technology and transport services to offer the best travelling experience for commuters.

One of the initiatives discussed was the ground-breaking Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS), which is known as Dynamic Routing, that has completed a three-month trial in Coventry.

The first of its kind in the UK, this innovative project received £2.5 million of funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

Dynamic Routing required traffic management systems in Coventry to be upgraded to ensure drivers could receive up-to-date information about heavy traffic on their mobile phones. This allowed drivers using an app to plan their journey to avoid congestion and prevent delays in reaching their destination.

The app concentrated on providing guided transport advice to motorists driving along three main roads into Coventry from the M6 – the A46 Binley Road, the A444 and the A4600 Walsgrave Road.

The scheme involves a consortium made up of Coventry City Council, which is leading the project, Siemens, HORIBA MIRA, Serious Games International and Coventry University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport and its Centre for Business in Society.

iVMS has also had international attention after being featured in an academic publication, the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which is renowned as one of the world’s leading journals on intelligent transport applications.

The case study was written by Coventry University’s Stratis Kanarachos, Stavros Christopoulos and Alexander Chroneos.

 

 

 

A cutting-edge transport research app which has been trialled in Coventry was discussed at the Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference 2018.

The conference in Nottingham focused on taking a realistic view on issues arising from moving to Intelligent Mobility which brings together emerging technology and transport services to offer the best travelling experience for commuters.

One of the initiatives discussed was the ground-breaking Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS), which is known as Dynamic Routing, that has completed a three-month trial in Coventry.

The first of its kind in the UK, this innovative project received £2.5 million of funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

Dynamic Routing required traffic management systems in Coventry to be upgraded to ensure drivers could receive up-to-date information about heavy traffic on their mobile phones. This allowed drivers using an app to plan their journey to avoid congestion and prevent delays in reaching their destination.

The app concentrated on providing guided transport advice to motorists driving along three main roads into Coventry from the M6 – the A46 Binley Road, the A444 and the A4600 Walsgrave Road.

The scheme involves a consortium made up of Coventry City Council, which is leading the project, Siemens, HORIBA MIRA, Serious Games International and Coventry University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport and its Centre for Business in Society.

iVMS has also had international attention after being featured in an academic publication, the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which is renowned as one of the world’s leading journals on intelligent transport applications.

The case study was written by Coventry University’s Stratis Kanarachos, Stavros Christopoulos and Alexander Chroneos.

 

 

 

A cutting-edge transport research app which has been trialled in Coventry was discussed at the Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference 2018.

The conference in Nottingham focused on taking a realistic view on issues arising from moving to Intelligent Mobility which brings together emerging technology and transport services to offer the best travelling experience for commuters.

One of the initiatives discussed was the ground-breaking Intelligent Variable Message Systems (iVMS), which is known as Dynamic Routing, that has completed a three-month trial in Coventry.

The first of its kind in the UK, this innovative project received £2.5 million of funding from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

Dynamic Routing required traffic management systems in Coventry to be upgraded to ensure drivers could receive up-to-date information about heavy traffic on their mobile phones. This allowed drivers using an app to plan their journey to avoid congestion and prevent delays in reaching their destination.

The app concentrated on providing guided transport advice to motorists driving along three main roads into Coventry from the M6 – the A46 Binley Road, the A444 and the A4600 Walsgrave Road.

The scheme involves a consortium made up of Coventry City Council, which is leading the project, Siemens, HORIBA MIRA, Serious Games International and Coventry University’s Centre for Mobility and Transport and its Centre for Business in Society.

iVMS has also had international attention after being featured in an academic publication, the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, which is renowned as one of the world’s leading journals on intelligent transport applications.

The case study was written by Coventry University’s Stratis Kanarachos, Stavros Christopoulos and Alexander Chroneos.