Intelligent transport

One sector in the midst of acute disruption is transport, which broadly encompasses mass transit, freight and logistics, and private/public vehicles. Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) describes the range of technologies that capture, manage and use data to improve the safety, efficiency and performance of transportation networks.,, ITS – and the transport sector – is economically important for two primary reasons:

- It is a significant employer and economic driver in its own right.

- It is an enabler of mobility, efficiency and livability that underpins cities and regions.

Digital Investment in digital investment decisions areis being driven by three factors

1. Efficiency:

  • Driving efficient operations and optimised infrastructure
  • Next generation signalling 
  • Remote and predictive asset management

2. Safety and security:

  • Improving passenger safety and risk management
  • Automated incident response
  • Threat detection and monitoring

3. Engagement:

  • Improving the passenger experience
  • Reducing ‘friction costs’ for passengers
  • Journey planning Smart stations

Organisations embarking on a digital agenda often start at the wrong place – with apps. Organisations mistakenly believe that creating a slick app or set of apps will help build the case for investment in digital more broadly. What this fails to recognise is that digital strategy and implementation needs to be a whole-of-business priority, not an add on.

Any sustainable digital approach needs to be built on a robust network architecture, organisational capability and secure data capability. In many cases organisations already have this capability in place; and the focus needs to be on extracting more value from existing infrastructure.