Smarter Travel Technology Review for Investment DEcisions (STTRIDE)

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Published on 07 September 2020

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About the project:

The STTRIDE project addressed how best to use technological advances to deliver positive modal shift. Technology innovation provides an opportunity for significant change in traveller behaviour without necessarily requiring major infrastructure investment or legislative intervention. The pace of change means that it could be a challenge for road and transport authorities to understand the potential impacts and timescales associated with a wide range of technologies. Thus there is a knowledge gap for authorities in understanding how to respond to and invest in the right technologies to deliver their preferred outcomes. Relevant emerging technologies are defined as follows:

  • Automation of vehicles
  • Information
  • Journey efficiency
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Safety

STTRIDE reviewed travellers' needs and sought to understand the role of emerging technology in meeting those needs. The study drew together disparate existing foresight research for fresh macroeconomic and impact analysis. STTRIDE then provided a high level toolkit of investment options for authorities with a clear set of enablers, barriers, probable impacts and priorities which need to be considered. The project also developed a European evaluation framework for consistent evidence collation of new technologies and piloted the viability of this approach before publishing guidance.

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