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How Will Transport Change in the Next Twenty Years

As worldwide efforts to decarbonise transportation continue, technology is playing a vital role in making transportation more efficient and smarter. These technologies are set to disrupt transportation over the coming decades.

Intelligent Transport Networks

By deploying Internet of Things sensors, transport networks will be able to sense changing demand and monitor performance. These intelligent systems will respond in real time to forecast and sidestep disruption and manage capacity. It will also enable cost savings and reduced emissions by using sensors installed across a vehicle that provides detailed insight into vehicle performance and driver behaviour. According to Intelligent Transport Systems UK, the integration of vehicle systems with mobile communications and advanced mapping technology gives a potential UK fuel saving of 14%, or up to 2.9 million barrels of oil per year.

More Electric Vehicles to Combat Climate Change

The sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2030, vehicles will transform from churning out harmful CO2 to something quieter. The UK government plans to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 68 per cent by 2030 and this will require 46 per cent of the UK’s 35 million cars to be zero-emission vehicles, according to the Climate Change Committee (CCC).</p

Government funding will push the transformation of buses switching from older combustion engines to electric.

Better Use of Data to Understand Transport Needs

Data on transport networks has been collected for decades, but improvements in technology and greater transparency is making it easier to find and use this data. The Department for Transport is working on several projects including creating a directory of transportation data (National Access Point) to accompany the huge site. It is also working on new standards for things such as Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).

More self-driving vehicles in public transport

The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project is focused on how cities can use automated buses as part of a wider public transportation system. This, as well as other projects around the world, will evaluate real-life conditions on the roads in cities and how autonomous vehicle fleets are managed.

More Use of Contactless Payments

More cities and urban areas will make improvements in contactless payment methods. Research has found that transit authorities spend 3.5 times more on the physical collection of fares versus digital fares. In the UK, 45% of passengers would feel more positively towards public transport operators if contactless was introduced.

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