VIDEO: How coronavirus is enabling a new era of traffic data


The latest ITS (UK)’s coronavirus webinar has heard, from Innovate UK’s Karla Jakeman, how the pandemic has enabled unprecedented detail to be added to transportation datasets. “I would definitely say that if there is such a thing as a winner from this pandemic, that data is definitely it,” she said. “And in that we can use it to see how people have travelled, where people have travelled, when they’ve travelled to make sure that policy was correct, to help shape policy and to really help us understand the impact of different policies and whether people are socially distancing and what will trigger different behaviour patterns.”

Also contributing to this final episode of the current series run were former Transport Direct CEO Nick Illsley, ITS (UK) secretary general Jennie Martin and host, Paul Hutton.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).