The winner of the Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry 2017 is:
Department for Transport, Gaist Solutions, Soenecs, Thurrock Council, Wiltshire Council & City of York Council
Gaist Pothole Spotter
The Pothole Spotter trial is aimed at significantly improving pothole formation knowledge and quicker repairs by revolutionising the way potholes are identified and managed using buses, bikes and refuse collection vehicles.
High quality and frequently refreshed information on potholes across networks providing great potential for development.
2017 runners up
Crown Highways Limited
Fit2Go TPMS Systems
Tarmac, Carillion & Northumberland County Council
Morpeth Northern Bypass
Elgin & TomTom
roadworks.org Pro Real-Time Traffic
The Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry is awarded to an organisation or local authority which can demonstrate that they have or are making a significant improvement to the highways industry through the implementation of new technology, this could be new software, innovative equipment or an ITS solution. The technology should have been deployed or have been on test for at least 12 months prior to entry with clear evidence of its benefits by deployment on one or multiple schemes.
- Outline the objectives of the ITS or software solution.
- Provide details of the challenges overcome while implementing the scheme.
- Explain the benefits of the system to the road user and the community as a whole.
- What has been the main impact of the scheme over the past 12 months and what are the future benefits to the highways industry?