blacc, Immense, Elgin, University of Warwick, and O2

Over 80% of passenger journeys in the UK are on the roads and traffic volumes are still rising. However, there is currently a lack of tools to help local authorities understand how much road capacity is lost to roadworks.

Strategic forecasting is undertaken when major schemes are delivered however for most works on the highway there isn’t an understanding of what the impact is on the capacity, traffic flows and behaviours.

This is where the 5G Enabled Dynamic Network Capacity Manager will look to support the roadwork operators by using 5G traffic sensing data for dynamic traffic management. This data will be augmented with more traditional data sources to construct a robust data repository that will be the basis for the solutions to the problem.

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