Leeds Council project wins Roads of the Future funding 05 October 2018
Leeds City Council has been announced as one of the winners of the Roads for the Future competition.
Launched in November 2017 by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the competition sought ideas from organisations who could help to deliver a road network for connected and autonomous vehicles.
More than 80 entries were submitted, which were whittled down to five for shortlisting.
From this, the NIC announced Leeds City Council and Exeter based City Science will each receive £25,000 from a dedicated prize fund of £50,000.
Leeds’ entry looked at how cars of the future may be able to talk to one another to improve traffic light sequencing, and, in turn, allow highway authorities to better manage congestion and reduce tailbacks.