Highways UK 2017 Starts in



8/9 November, NEC, Birmingham




Dynniq Dome

Technology and Innovation

8 November

09.40-10.15

INRIX Roadway Analytics Demo

Hosted by INRIX

Hear about how Coventry City Council, York City Council and Atkins are using INRIX Roadway Analytics a portfolio of cloud-based, on-demand traffic insight tools that provides transport agencies and consultancies with quick and easy access to in-depth roadway analysis and visualisations. Some of the key features this session will discuss and demo, include:

·       Performance Charts that enable before and after studies and/or comparison studies of roadways and use visualisations to communicate findings 

·       Congestion Scan which uses heat maps to identify problem areas along a road, meaning users can pinpoint the location of congestion to better target improvement efforts

·       Bottleneck Ranking that identifies bottlenecks, traffic hotspots and congested corridors during an analysis period within a defined area, and provides a ranking by determining the number of occurrences, length and duration of each bottleneck

Adrian Ulisse, Director of Sales & Business Development - Public Sector, INRIX

 

10.40-11.15

Smarter, better, faster: changing the way parking services are managed and delivered

Hosted by British Parking Association

The conversation around parking is changing and there is a real desire to deliver a better and more consistent parking experience for motorists. At the same time, the parking and wider transport sectors are facing a range of new challenges requiring joined up solutions. This session updates the thinking first presented in the Parking 20:20 report which underpins BPA's premise that parking needs to play a much bigger part in discussions and thinking around intelligent mobility.

Dave Smith, Head of Public Affairs and Research, British Parking Association

Andy Graham, Director, White Willow Consulting

11.35-12.10

Electrification of the vehicle fleet and the implications for strategic roads

Hosted by TRL

This session will outline the anticipated trends in road transport electrification and their requirements for charging infrastructure. The speakers will explore the potential implications of this transition for strategic roads. TRL will provide an overview of developing trends while industry speakers from Alstom and Nissan will outline how road infrastructure operators could support and become an enabler for transport electrification.

Denis Naberezhnykh, Head of ULEV and Energy, TRL

Patrick Duprat, R&D Program Manager, Alstom

Peter Stevens, Head - External and Government Affairs, Nissan

12.25-13.00

Integrating technology solutions into an ageing infrastructure

Hosted by Costain

14.00-14.35

The technology behind connected assets

Hosted by Yotta

What role will asset management play in a connected and intelligent world? This presentation will explore how the role of asset management is rapidly changing and the opportunities that new technologies provide to support enhanced infrastructure asset management.

Manish Jethwa, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Yotta

14.50-15.25

Can Infrastructure Intelligence drive a healthier economy?

Hosted by EY

With ever-greater levels of investment in Britain's transport infrastructure, are we making the most economically beneficial use of the infrastructure assets we already have? This presentation draws on EY's work with Digital Built Britain, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the National Infrastructure Commission and many of the UK's regional infrastructure owners and operators to look at how we can achieve more, for less, with the benefit of digital and information enablers.

Patrick Bossert, Associate Partner, Advisory, EY

15.45-16.20

Pioneering technology to speed up route selection

Hosted by Sweco

Working for Transport Scotland on the proposed upgrade of the A96, Sweco worked collaboratively with Bentley to adapt its North American OpenRoads ConceptStation system to be more UK friendly, making the process more efficient and tailored to both the design team and client's needs.

OpenRoads ConceptStation improves project results by combining data acquisition, reality modelling, and conceptual design to help identify high-cost and high-risk items in the preliminary and planning design stages of infrastructure projects. The session will explore the technology, its application in a UK context and the benefits.

Mike Hodgson, Contract Manager A96 Hardmuir to Fochabers, Sweco

Marc Hunter, Design Engineer A96 Hardmuir to Fochabers, Sweco

16.35-17.10

Operational approaches to improving air quality: Real-time action for a long-term problem

Hosted by Dynniq

Air quality is an increasing source of concern for both the general public and authorities tasked with tackling the problem. It is well known that emissions from vehicles are a substantial contributor to this problem, particularly in our city centres.

*       50,000 premature deaths per year in UK attributed to poor air quality;

*       UK Government has identified 5 cities where Clean Air Zones are required to address problem;

*       Local Authorities have limited interventions available to address the issue

The session outlines the work of Dynniq and its partners in Leeds to develop 'dynamic control zones' to move emissions away from the most sensitive locations by enabling Local Authorities with the ability to directly impact on vehicle emissions within their area enabling significant improvements in air quality and public health. This will be followed by a discussion session exploring how air quality management can be actively incorporated into the day-to-day operation of transport networks.

Simon Notley, Principal Consultant, Dynniq UK

9 November

10.15-10.45

Let's talk New Mobility

Hosted by WSP

WSP is delighted to be launching its latest New Mobility white paper at Highways UK. In this session we will share our thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of New Mobility, covering automated, connected, shared and electric vehicles. We will also talk through ideas from our global network of experts about the future business models that will help to lock all of these changes together for greatest benefit. The session is designed to demystify the hype around the various technologies and help us all to articulate our plans for the very next steps in the transition to New Mobility.

Rachel Skinner, Head of Development at WSP and Vice President, ICE 

Ian Patey, Head of ITS at WSP

11.20-11.55

UK's first real-world operational trial of platooning vehicles 

Hosted by TRL

On behalf of DfT and Highways England, TRL is leading the world's first platooning trials to take place in a live operating environment. The technology has the potential to deliver a wide range of benefits to fleet operators and all road users, including reducing fuel use, harmful tailpipe emissions, congestion and improving road safety. The aim of the trial is to provide an independent impact assessment and to quantify these benefits. The TRL-led consortium includes Ricardo, DAF Trucks and DHL. The presentation outlines the project's methodology and highlights the strict safety criteria that must be met before testing and trials can take place on England's Strategic Road Network.

Hosted by TRL

Richard Cuerden, Academy Director, TRL

Jack Martens, Project Manager - Advanced Technology & External Contacts, DAF Trucks 

 

12.10-12.45

Cooperative technologies - Empowering the urban traffic operator

Hosted by Dynniq

Can innovative traffic management solutions, supported by cooperative information, improve the tools in the operator's armoury to tackle disruption head on? Congestion and disruption are a cause of extensive delay on UK roads. Some estimates put the cost to UK motorists at £30bn (INRIX, 2016). Cooperative technologies will help traffic managers to see and understand more of their network, and support traffic monitoring at a more localised level. Dynniq is investigating how new sources of data can unlock new disruption management strategies, with the potential to alleviate delay due to incidents and accidents on city networks. 

Ben Miller, Innovation & Strategy Manager, Dynniq

13.50-14.25

Unlocking benefits and opportunities through digital asset management

Hosted by Atkins

Tony Meehan, Consultancy Practice Director, Atkins

14.40-15.15

Innovation 2050 - A digital future for the infrastructure industry

Hosted by Balfour Beatty

The construction site of 2050 will be human-free. Robots will work in teams to build complex structures using dynamic new materials. Elements of the build will self-assemble. Balfour Beatty has made significant progress in its vision to become a truly digitally empowered business. Development of internal expert capabilities such as the training of new Drone Pilots, a digital surveying team with full laser scanning service, a high-end visualisation team and a significant increase in BIM related skills has shown an increase in quality, a leaner approach and a safer working environment. In 2016, we undertook global collaboration in the fields of virtual reality and construction robotics, using skills from the UK, USA and Hong Kong. Both technologies are vital to the future of Balfour Beatty and the industry as a whole. Balfour Beatty's commitment to a digital future will continue beyond 2017 through constantly improving our internal capability, partnering with the best creative minds from the technology world and being bold in the adoption of new and emerging technologies.

Nick Boyle, Technical Solutions Director, Balfour Beatty Major Projects

 



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