Transport to receive Government research funding

Posted on 11 Mar 2008 by The Manufacturer

A joint initiative between Department for Transport, the Technology Strategy Board and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council will see funding of £8 million invested in improving transport services.

Three research projects have been awarded the Future Intelligent Transport Systems funding, and will allow British companies to work in collaboration with academic institutions and network operators in the hope of delivering ideas for greener, more effective transport solutions.

“Congestion and pollution are problems that both affect the economy and are frustrating for road users. With the number of vehicles on the UK’s roads set to rise, along with levels of congestion, we need to find solutions – and new technology will play a key role,” explained Ian Pearson, Science and Innovation Minister.

“The Future Intelligent Transport Systems initiative is an important strand of the Technology Strategy Board’s work supporting and encouraging innovation in the transport sector. We are confident that these projects will help to provide innovative solutions for this major challenge,” he added.