Swindon Borough Council planning a smart transport network based on real time data in a partnership with Cisco and Davra Networks.
The website ukauthority.com reports that this follows the council’s winning of allocated funds from the Department from Transport’s Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (D-ITS) and Smart Infrastructure Competition.
Swindon obtained £235,000 to support work on an alert system to support local authority traffic managers in spreading information on congestion. It is aimed at providing real time information on the state of key routes to drivers and commuters to enable them to avoid heavy traffic.
The report says the current plan, which is in the design phase, is to develop a prototype over 12 months. A spokesperson for Cisco told the site that a number of possible solutions could be used, notably from the company’s Smart+Connected Cities portfolio, and that the council and its partners are still considering the best ones for the project.