Senior Technologist Carl Goves has been awarded the “Neil Mansfield Award” for the best young independent researcher after presenting a paper at this year’s European Transport Conference. This was won in competition against all the transport researchers under the age of 35 across Europe.
Carl’s award winning paper explored the use of artificial intelligence to predict traffic conditions 15 minutes into the future on part of the UK motorway network. His applied research demonstrated that such methods produced encouraging results and could have applications in managing traffic in a proactive manner rather than a reactive one. This could ultimately lead to significant time savings for users with knock on benefits to safety, the economy and the environment.
Carl said “it’s a great honour to be awarded this prize and I look forward to exploring this area further and help UK industry drive some of these techniques into best practice”.