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15 March 2018

Fujitsu: technology set to change UK transport in 2018

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

60% of UK transport leaders surveyed believe technology will be crucial to overcoming socioeconomic issues that the country faces today, according to Fujitsu’s Technology in a Transforming Britain report. It found that 31% of organisations will implement robotic process automation over the next 12 months while slightly less plan to invest in artificial intelligence. In addition, 28% will utilise biometrics over this period.

The study also revealed that 87% of organisations think technology is driving positive change in their business, while three quarters are excited about the change technology is bringing.

Findings also showed that 28% of the public respondents ranked transport as the top industry that they want to see a technology-driven change, which came after 40% that chose education. Nearly a fifth think transport is changing more than any other industry today, while 43% believe that electric cars will make the most positive impact on their lives.
 
However, 41% of the public are uncomfortable with the idea of a driverless car with less than a fifth who are willing to put their child in one. From a business perspective, 55% of leaders feel fully prepared for technological change.

Russell Goodenough, client managing director of transport at Fujitsu, said: “The transport sector is changing faster than ever before – and its positive approach to technology adoption can bring huge advantages for UK citizens and sector organisations. As we look ahead, it’s clear we can expect significant further changes as technologies like AI and biometrics are rolled out across the sector. What’s critical now, is for transport leaders to develop clear digital strategies that will see the greatest impact made, so that we can help provide the technology and expertise to help them succeed.”

A full copy of the report is available on the website.

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