A Vision for Digital Transport Infrastructure

We will explore though a series of posts how roads might be designed and delivered in the years ahead. We will examine how embracing the latest digital design methods such as automated engineering modelling, could deliver safer and more efficient solutions as well as a better experience for road users. 


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User persona: How families can be in control of their road journey 

Read how innovations within smart motorways technologies can help families answer “are we there yet?” more easily and accurately.

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Part 1: How a digital twin could transform road network delivery

In this first post, we look at the foundation upon which all these approaches are based: the digital twin – a system-wide, digital representation of the highways network in context.

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Part 2: Could algorithms improve the way we think about our road networks?

Together with a digital twin, artificial intelligence could tackle complex design challenges, analyse and forecast data in real time and provide innovative solutions that benefit our customers.

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User persona: How customers can benefit from self-aware infrastructure

Digital puts customer experience at the heart of the design process. We’ve created Tammy's persona to show how technology will improve her experience by transforming the delivery of transport infrastructure.

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Part 3: How could harnessing the power of digital bring designs to life? 

This week, we look at how combining a digital twin with intelligent design tools could change the way we develop an outline design. 

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User persona: How customers can 'test drive' road networks through VR

Meet Alonzo, a lorry driver who has been asked to test a new smart motorway section created from the digital twin. 

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Part 4: How could digital technology help to engage stakeholders?

This week, we explore how digital design and tools could help step-up stakeholder engagement earlier for a more efficient and collaborative experience. 

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Part 5: Using digital technology to engage customers

Explore how digital technology could be used to help better inform and prepare road users in the future. 

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Part 6: Designing roads for manufacture and assembly 

This week, we'll explore how future roads could be designed using a standardised manufacturing approach. 

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Part 7: How could a manufacturing approach put customers first? 

Explore how standardisation would allow designers to solve challenges, improve customer service and enhance safety. 

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