As a global society we face unprecedented challenges, from climate change to the economic, health and social effects of a pandemic. These factors are refocusing our attitudes and acceptance of many aspects of life, and mobility forms an integral part in the discussions. Global transport strategies are reacting to these challenges and aiming towards safer and more sustainable systems. Net Zero and Vision Zero are two future outcomes that frame the opportunities; combating climate change and delivering transport systems where nobody is killed or seriously injured are now key focus areas for society.
Successful delivery requires integration of both ‘zeros’. Without a whole-system approach, the two have the potential to diverge and compete, creating challenges that may prevent outcomes being achieved. This paper explores how digital transformation, driven through intelligent transport systems (ITS), enables transportation to embrace data, technology and connectivity to work towards a common path to delivery of strategic outcomes of Net Zero and Vision Zero.
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