A major summit on ‘intelligent mobility’ looked at how to manage the increasingly congested road network this week.
Infrastructure builders joined forces with car makers, fleet operators, IT and communications specialists at the conference co-chaired by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Cable said: “Increasing road capacity while tackling congestion means we will need to be more intelligent in managing the road network and the vehicles that use it.
"Intelligent mobility could also benefit the economy allowing businesses to be more competitive, reducing logistics costs, giving more predictable journey times and reducing CO2 emissions.
"Achieving an intelligent mobility solution will need different sectors and disciplines working together. Today’s summit has started that debate.”
Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Technology is changing rapidly and it’s vital we move with it to develop an intelligent road transport strategy.
"Tackling congestion is a priority and technology will play its part. It’s important that individuals are able to tailor their journeys based on up-to-date information, making their journeys easier. Our focus is to support economic growth, reduce environmental impacts, and to support the safety and security of road users.”