Oxfordshire Council Transport Resaerch
Oxfordshire Council receives Â£1.25 million from the Government for its transport research.
17:51 29 January 2019
Oxford City Council has received £1.25million for the Government for its project that aims to make the use of connected vehicles easier and more convenient. The Council, which already has a traffic control centre in Kidlington, said that the fund would be used to develop ways of collecting new transport data and finding other ways to make use of it.
Yvonne Constance, the County Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Not many councils are like Oxfordshire – our thriving communities are at the heart of everything we do.
“The challenge is to be ready for the new wave of transport. That means different and cleaner power sources and brand-new technology such as computer assisted transport.”
She added: “Oxfordshire is also the first council to include connected and autonomous vehicles in its Local Transport Plan. These vehicles can be anything including bicycles, wheelchairs, vans, public transport and cars.
“There is a massive amount of work to do to make everything work, and that is why we are delighted to receive £1.25m from the Government towards the research that is needed to see how we could upgrade our systems to see connected vehicles work seamlessly with traffic on Oxfordshire’s roads.”