Traveller Needs Study
To capture a substantial share of the global intelligent mobility market it is essential to understand fundamental enablers of value and prioritise targeted investments that build sustainable and innovative capabilities focused on meeting the needs of the UK traveller.
To this end, Innovate UK, the Department for Transport, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills jointly funded an Intelligent Mobility Special Project called Traveller Needs and UK Capability Study. The study was led by the Transport Systems Catapult between February and July 2015 – involving a combination of more than 70 organisations from different sectors, industries and transport modes.
The research conducted in the study comprised of 10,000 online and 100 offline questionnaire respondents, 50 company interviews, and 100 expert interviews.
There are many studies that have analysed travel user sentiments. These studies are, however, most often specific to a transport mode or geography and tend to focus on short-term incremental improvements of current transport systems. Similarly, a number of studies have explored future mobility technologies but these tend to focus on technical innovations in a specific sector.
In contrast, this study attempted to take a holistic view of Intelligent Mobility across transport modes, sectors, UK geographies, and across all aspects of Intelligent Mobility.
Innovate UK End to End Competition
Member of the team at Innovate UK, will be discussing their ‘End to end’ competition which is currently open. Innovate UK are seeking innovative proposals that facilitate seamless end-to-end journeys for people and goods, increasing the availability, capacity and ease of use for customers. Whether a traveller or goods mover, the customer should have the ability to select a complete journey from one starting point to a final end point, and be offered transport options with differing profiles, costs and schedules. To achieve this, a near real-time understanding of the transport system as a whole is required, as the basis for new services. This competition aims to address this by catalysing industry, local authorities and service providers to work together.
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