First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Transport for London (TfL) has chosen IT company Sopra Steria to develop software to help tackle congestion and road danger in the UK capital.
TfL is responsible for managing 580km of London’s roads, as well as managing a range of assets including 6,000 traffic lights, its tunnels and some bridges.
The partners will seek to develop a control centre system that provides a single view of everything happening on the road network.
Glynn Barton, TfL's director of network management, says the partnership will “enable us to respond to incidents on the roads much more quickly, keeping the roads safe and clear and helping to keep London moving”.
TfL says the software will analyse multiple sources of information to generate rapid incident alerts for its staff, ensuring incident information is sent to local councils, emergency services and companies providing routing advice to road users.