Slingshot Simulations to Smarten up Transport Networks
A government-funded project to improve transport networks in York, Leeds and Hull using innovative technology.
14:19 11 January 2021
Leeds-based Slingshot Simulations is leading a government-back scheme that aims to improve the transport networks of Leeds, Yorks and Hull. By generating 3D models of the cities, the firm will help planners test different ways to boost the capacity of the existing network and reduce congestion and air pollution.
Arup's associate director Neil Hooton said: “Digital twins and simulations are vital in helping us visualise data allowing us to build faster, safer, greener and better spaces for everyone. We look forward to collaborating with Slingshot Simulations on this innovative project where we will harness the depth of our engineering and cities expertise to help validate these auto-generated 3D models of Yorkshire cities.”
York transport boss and deputy leader Cllr Andy D’Agorne said: “York’s famous historic streets require us to explore pioneering techniques to improve air quality and reduce congestion whilst ensuring the city is accessible to increasing numbers of residents and businesses.
"We welcome this... and look forward to how it can work alongside our existing Smart Transport Evolution Programme to find 21st century solutions to decarbonise transport and tackle air quality and congestion.”