Derived from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Road Investment Strategy the A2/M2 Connected Vehicle Corridor project aims to create a ‘Wi-Fi road’ which can connect vehicles and infrastructure wirelessly – giving driver’s advanced access to road closures or congestion warnings.
Arup was commissioned by the DfT to recommend the best technical options to pursue in relation to the identification and application of potential dataset sources, and data management systems.
Leading the study
Arup lead one of the feasibility studies for the DfT planned national test site between the Blackwall Tunnel and the Port of Dover, and provided an international review of research and best practice, including vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies, back-office platforms and business models.
250 potential datasets identified
150millioninvestment in a connected corridor
The economic case
We also prepared the economic case for the additional development of an information hub to facilitate the development of connected services, and the final output was a set of high level functional requirements to feed into the detailed design. Arup identified 250 datasets with the potential to deliver smart mobility on the A2/M2 corridor, and completed a benefits assessment of the data management architecture and potential business models.
Planning for the future
The feasibility study recommended a data management model which would support both planned future connected traveller information services and day 1 services (roadwork information, in-vehicle signage, probe vehicle data, and signal phase and timing (SPaT)).