The next phase of deployment on North Avenue includes automated vehicle shuttles with transit priority that are connected to the smart infrastructure.
The communication from the infrastructure and different mobility users is disseminated to a smart phone app “Travel Safely.” Cyclists and pedestrians are alerted of vehicles approaching too fast or too close to them, drivers receive signal timing data to their phones and cars, and drivers are alerted when they are speeding through a school zone or sharp curve.
Atkins is part of a seven-partner consortium who are developing a digital platform that is setting out to improve the rail travel experience for disabled passengers in the UK.
The Rail Safety Standards Board (RSSB) co-funded programme will facilitate the sharing of disabled customers’ travel requirements with train operating companies (TOCs) and other service providers.
By sharing increasingly accurate journey information in real-time between staff and customers, TOC Ability promises to make journeys more seamless and reliable, reducing passenger anxiety and stress and enhancing comfort.
The resulting increase in trust in the service is expected to encourage more customers with accessibility needs to travel by rail.