ITS (UK) Interest Groups & Task Forces Automotive User Chair: Dr Cyriel Diels, Coventry University Hon. Secretary: Nadia Shehata, MIRA The AUIG advises the ITS sector on the needs and abilities of road vehicle users in the design, development and deployment of ITS. This also utilises and promotes the skills and knowledge of the UK Human Factors community engaged in research, design and implementation of ITS. Connected Vehicles Chair: Andy Graham, White Willow Consulting Ltd Hon. Secretary: Phil Proctor, Highways Agency Cooperative Systems and Autonomous Vehicles are areas attracting huge interest. They potentially offer a new set of tools for traffic managers to improve capacity, safety and the environment, after current initiatives like ATM have delivered all they can. They also offer road users opportunities to use less fuel, have a more comfortable journey and avoid accidents. And last but not least, they allow the vehicle industry to add value to their products and achieve better vehicle performance. This is a very broad area - from guided vehicles to the simple sharing of information, such as a vehicle telling other vehicles and the road operator that the temperature has fallen below zero, traction control is going mad, so watch out for black ice and get a gritter here. Communications Chair: Nigel Wall, TAN Hon. Secretary: Peter Vermaat, TRL The CIG provides a route to inform Members about developments in transport-relatated telecommunications in the UK and overseas: this includes notifying members about external meetings and events; Standards activity where Members may need to respond; and regulatory changes. It also acts 12 ITS REVIEW Annual Review 2015 as a forum for discussion of topics of concern to Members including understanding best practice and identifification of strategic needs of ITS stakeholders concerning communication technologies. Where appropriate these concerns are channeled as appropriate into UK, European and international policy fora. Enforcement Chair: Trevor Ellis, Transport Telematics Hon. Secretary: Graham Brain, Cubic The EIG works to identify the factors effecting compliance to traffic regulations and laws, including enforcement, and to identify the requirements of the Police, Local Authorities and other statutory bodies that may be helped by ITS technologies. It promotes awareness of ITS technologies available and needed to encourage compliance with, or enforce road traffic law or regulations, and seeks to correct misapprehensions and incorrect information in the public domain. It also identifies and seeks to address the potential legal and institutional barriers to implementation of ITS technologies. Finally, it works to ensure that any international standards in compliance and enforcement technology are appropriate and workable from a UK viewpoint. Freight Chair: Steven Norris Hon. Secretary: Geoff Clarke, AECOM The objective of the FIG is to allow freight and logistics practitioners to access leading edge developments in telematics so as to illustrate what is or may be on offer, and to allow ITS members the opportunity to learn of the challenges and problems currently facing the logistics and freight industry. Inclusive Mobility Chair: Simon Edwards, Newcastle University Hon. Secretary: Gary McFarlane, Assist-Mi The IMIG brings together ITS professionals, implementers, suppliers, researchers, and end users, including a wide range of disabled and older people and their representative bodies. It has been successful in attracting the regular participation of disabled members who provide valuable insights and advice into how ITS can best be used to assist with their travel requirements. The IMIG informs implementers and the user community of the latest developments in ITS, whilst implementers and the user community advise on the needs of disabled and older people in the design, development and deployment of ITS. External experts are invited to contribute to the IMIG as required. Local Authority / Urban Chair: Steve George, SGTI Hon. Secretary: Gavin Jackman, telent The LAUIG provides a forum for all ITS United Kingdom members with an interest in urban and local transport matters to meet, discuss their views and study the uses and benefits of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the urban environment. The group includes those interested in transport matters within large and small urban centres and the links to their surrounding hinterland. The group expects to be of value to Local Authorities and those responsible for the operation of transport networks in urban environments, public transport operators, consultants offering services to these organisations, manufacturers and service providers selling into the urban environment, and also to universities studying the transportation needs of urban areas.
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