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Thursday, September 20 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Keynote: A Design Brief for the Intelligent, Evergreen “Forever Open Road” - Paul Copping, TRL Ltd.

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International transport research organisations including TRL are currently working together to develop next generation road construction methodologies, We want roads that are more adaptive to demand, more resilient to climate change and more automated in operation. The target is a “forever open road” with an extended asset life and evergreen features. It will be pre-provisioned for the deployment of new applications such as speed management, intelligent intersections, lane guidance systems, dynamic inductive charging, robotic maintenance, with the aim of increasing effective road network capacity. What new opportunities will arise to support these applications? How can we integrate traffic flow data from smart phones, satnavs and progressively autonomous vehicles? Can we feed back real time information on road conditions, traffic speed, safety, congestion, route selection and driver performance? Assuming most central governments will not invest currently, is there a business case for private sector leadership?


Paul Copping

Paul Copping is Corporate Development Director at TRL Ltd (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory www.trl.co.uk) with responsibility for emerging markets and new technologies. In this role, he advises on best practice in asset management, next generation highway design concepts, cooperative vehicle systems, road charging and traffic flow management. He is also working with partners to develop intelligent infrastructure for the electric... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
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