Nottingham plans to introduce a new scheme that will collect and organise live traffic data in a bid to reduce congestion.
Nottingham City Council has said that it hopes to use £50,000 in government funding to collate and share live traffic data.
The funding will also collate information on electric vehicle charging point availability and air quality, reports West Bridgeford Wire.
Nottingham’s plans are part of a £1 million scheme by the Department of Transport (DfT) which also aims to provide data to parking apps.
The city council’s transport boss, Councillor Adele Williams said, ‘his funding will allow us to help people make better decisions about their travel options, by making use of our existing transport data to provide live information about traffic and parking to anyone using our roads.’
‘In this way, we can improve the efficiency of our transport network and ease congestion,’ added Williams.
According to the West Bridgeford Wire, the government’s Future of Mobility Minister, Michael Ellis said, ‘We are on the brink of a revolution for the future of transport, with ground-breaking technologies and new data opportunities creating huge opportunities for cleaner, cheaper, safer and more reliable journeys.’