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Welcome to the new-look Intelligent Transport website

Posted: 19 July 2019 | | No comments yet

With the level of connectivity in urban mobility increasing, Intelligent Transport’s refreshed topics and navigation put the information and discussion that’s most important to the industry front and centre in a more accessible way than ever.

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With the urban mobility market changing so quickly, Intelligent Transport has decided to make a few changes to keep up and ensure we’re fulfilling the needs of our users.

Following an editorial survey earlier this year to find out what’s dominating the discussion in the global urban mobility sector, we have revised our nine “core topics” down to five to make our content offering more streamlined, concise and accessible. These topics are:

Our refreshed website makes it easier and quicker to find the content you want on the topics that matter with a series of drop down menus showing related topics to the ones listed above. We will still have the same in-depth coverage we’ve always had, but it’s simpler to drill deeper into the subjects you want more information on, and from there, filter by location, organisation, person and content type.

Introducing the new topics and changes

The research we conducted that led to these changes showed us what is most important to those working in the urban mobility space at the moment, whether from the point of view of operators, authorities, vendors or otherwise. While there are no changes to our ‘The Passenger’ or ‘Safety & Security’ topics, here’s a quick run down of the topics we have revised, what we’re covering within each of them and why we’re doing it.

MaaS & Service Integration

When we became Intelligent Transport in 2017, evolving from our trusty Eurotransport moniker, urban transport was at the precipice of change. The way that change has taken hold has led to true disruption and innovation in the sector. The use of technology in public transport and new mobility continues to grow, leading to the integration of services and Mobility-as-a-Service.

Regardless of your thoughts on MaaS and whether it is the right model to move urban transport forwards, nobody can deny that the convergence of services, driven by new passenger demands and expectations, is of massive importance to this sector.

Within this topic, you’ll find all of our content on journey planning, passenger information and ticketing – all the elements that operators have to get right to earn and keep customers and revenue. For the first time, we have dedicated subtopics to public transport – the backbone of what we do and of urban mobility generally – mobility services and on-demand transport. The convergence of these services, whether ‘traditional’ public transport, bike-share, scooter-share, ride-share or demand-responsive services, have the potential to solve urban mobility challenges if they can be integrated effectively and form multimodal journeys for end users. Our coverage of these topics will keep you informed every step of the way – as will our coverage of the latest innovative policy and business models from around the world.

Smart Cities & Connectivity

As we look at the integration of transport services, it would be negligent to ignore the urban spaces and infrastructure that support them. We’re expanding our Smart Cities coverage to ensure there’s specific focus on the connectivity that is enabling operators, authorities and cities to make smarter decisions and operate more efficiently.

Aside from our usual coverage of traffic management, ITS, smart fleet management/maintenance, and infrastructure/urban planning, we will be running content that offers new insights into the Internet of Things, 5G, CAVs and artificial intelligence. How will these new technologies impact mobility and the development of urban areas? Does better connectivity hold the key to a more effective use of city space? With new contributors in these areas who are working with these technologies, it’s an exciting time for us to focus more closely on connectivity than ever before.

Of course, no city can truly be considered ‘smart’ without a strategy to clean up its air and environment. That is why we’re housing all of our content on air quality, alternative power/e-mobility and sustainable urban transport within our Smart Cities category from now on. The fight against poor air quality and global warming has never been as intense as it is now – our coverage of transport’s role in these battles has you covered.

Workforce

Ensuring that the future of transport is connected and sustainable is by no means an easy task, but nigh on impossible without the right staff to achieve those goals. Part of this challenge is attracting new talent to an industry that perhaps hasn’t always been considered the most attractive, but is now changing rapidly and in need of people with an entirely new skillset alongside ‘traditional’, but equally as crucial, engineering roles.

For the first time, we will be bringing together exclusive content and best practice tips on solving staffing challenges, encouraging equality, diversity and inclusivity, developing staff, and filling the skills gap.

We’re incredibly excited to kickstart these conversations among the industry and see how the public sector can become an equal opportunities sector of choice for graduates, data scientists, engineers and so many others across the world.

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