We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. You are free to manage this via your browser setting at any time or through the find out more link.
Find out more
Cookie Portal
Manage and find out more about the cookies used on this website.
View Cookie Settings

Accept All Cookies and Close
Close Without Saving
< Back
This website has 4 types of cookies:
Your preferences will not take affect until the "save and close" button is clicked. To view our cookie policy please visit our cookie policy page.
Strictly Necessary Cookies Used to help you move around the site and use its features. Without these cookies, it will be very hard to use the website.
Analytical/Performance Cookies Used to anonymously track visitors around the website so that we can improve your experience.
Functional Cookies Allows the website to remember your preferences and personalised your experience.
Targeted Marketing Cookies Allows adverts you see to be targeted to you and your interests.
Save and Close
< Back
< Back
Cookie Policy
< Back

Real-time information for connected vehicles

Real-time information for connected vehicles

The proposal is to develop a data feed for connected vehicles that would provide the building blocks for a potential national standard for how roadworks, incidents and other traffic management information should be set-up and dispensed to the travelling public for all vehicles.

Today, through an app derived from the website, residents of Essex and Hertfordshire are provided with information on road closures, roadworks, public events and incidents on the highway network of the two counties. (The website is recognised as the most comprehensive source of roadworks and traffic disruption in the UK.).

This proposal is to create an open data feed to cover incidents, as well as road closures, and to cover all disruptions to the network, ensuring that all the information is in real-time. Effectively, the intent is that this will set a template for a national standard source of open data which can be accessed by all sat-nav and mapping app providers.

Provision of this reliable up-to-date information will allow the travelling public to take informed judgements on their journeys to avoid or mitigate planned, or emergency, roadworks and incidents. It will provide accurate in-vehicle advice and move away from fixed variable messaging signs (VMS) and radio bulletins. This will lead to reduced congestion and provide more reliable journeys for those travelling on the network.

Additionally, by using the latest connected autonomous vehicle (CAV) standards, we will provide a step change in the way traffic management interventions are communicated to autonomous connected vehicles.