By combining the smart application and appropriate selection of digital technologies across multiple modes of transport, we create systems that drive efficiencies to make transport systems across the world safer, more reliable and more sustainable.
From the very beginning of each project, our specialists work with operators and planners to help define a vision for their transport operations and ensure that this becomes a reality by creating intelligent transport infrastructure.
Creating intelligent transport systems
Focussed on improving mobility for users, we design technology systems that improve the efficiency of transport. Our technical advice, planning, design and management creates complete solutions for towns and cities as well as bespoke improvements to site-specific issues.
Our approach to ITS is driven by operational needs and user requirements. For example, we design traffic signal and car parking guidance systems to keep traffic moving in towns and in car parks. On the highways, our motorway control systems enable hard shoulder running and variable speed limits to increase capacity safely.
We create electronic payment solutions that protect revenue and make tolling, road pricing and smart public transport ticketing run smoothly. We also find smarter ways to help passengers and motorists choose the most efficient journeys by supplying the information they need – before they leave home and on the move.
For operators and authorities, we create compliance solutions that keep transport systems safe and sustainable – including processes for dealing with parking violations and non-payment of tolls. We also design control centres to help different transport operators work together to create seamless journeys.
Leading smarter mobility thinking
Arup has been appointed to provide research and consultancy services for traffic management technology under national frameworks that promote mobility solutions. These include the UK Government Traffic Management Technology Framework, the Irish National Roads Authority’s National Framework Tolling Consultancy Contract and the New Zealand Transport Authority ITS Panel.
Arup takes a leading role in driving the smarter mobility agenda and is heavily involved with the ITS industry around the world. Arup is a member of the Intelligent Transport Society in the UK and is a founding member and current chair of ITS Ireland.
We are committed to using smarter approaches to technology to create systems that improve transport for everyone and shape a better world.