David Trousdale to deliver paper at ITS World Congress

08 October 2021
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David Trousdale, Technical Director Intelligent Mobility at Amey Consulting is delivering his paper entitled “The Midlands Future Mobility Test Bed Data Hub - The future of mobility, network management & ITS” at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg on 11 October. Here he shares a brief insight into his work.

I’ll be delivering a talk as part the ITS World Conference Technical Session on Trials of autonomous and connected driving entitled “The Midlands Future Mobility (MFM) Test Bed Autonomous Vehicle Data Hub - The future of mobility, network management and Intelligent Transportation Systems”.

This is a really exciting opportunity for Amey Consulting to talk about our future vision of Data Hubs  as central not only to the testing of Connected Autonomous Mobility (CAM) but also as critical to the future of transport network management and the deployment and management of mobility hubs.

In the talk I’ll explain Amey Consulting’s role in delivering the MFM Data Hub as part of MFM, established by a consortium of eight organisations, comprising of Amey, AVL, Costain, Coventry University, HORIBA MIRA, TfWM (Transport for West Midlands), WIG (Wireless Infrastructure Group) and the University of Warwick. The Data Hub is based on an adaptable logical architecture which enables customers (e.g. Original Equipment Manufacturers) of the test bed to complete a number of tasks including:

  • Visualisation of data
  • Pre-test scenario planning
  • Pre-test route visualisation
  • Live test results generation
  • Specific use case testing
  • Data sharing
  • Data commoditisation

I’ll also talk about the application of the Data Hub beyond CAM. The Data Hub is capable of ingesting data from multiple sources (e.g. sensors), processing this data including identifying poor quality data and then outputting this information to data visualisation and interpretation dashboards. This enables network managers to see live updates regarding the current status of the network so that they can take action when potential asset failures are flagged.

The Data Hub is also the ideal platform to support Mobility Hubs as its ability to combine and process data from multiple transport modes and output them via APIs to other systems is critical to integrating services and ensuring customers make the most efficient journeys based on this information.

Data Hubs are critical to delivering  data driven services of the future which, through better informed network and mobility management decisions, will enable safer, smarter, and sustainable places to live, work and travel.