Smart transport systems bring to mind driverless cars, intelligent journey-planning GPS apps, and systems that help with integrated public transport.
These are all valuable developments and they all exist today – although, as yet, driverless cars are limited to ‘driver assisted’ mode. There is huge untapped potential for new digital solutions to optimise and improve travel and transport locally and nationally, especially in terms of the links with other related services.
Future digital solutions will not only improve the flow and integration of transport services, but will make connections more strongly with the purpose of travel and preferences, linked better to how other services are developed – such as the challenge of coping with the morning rush hour for a range of public and private services.
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