Phases Stages - Traffic Signals Principles - Part 1

S01 E021 - In the first of our Traffic Signals principles series, we look at the basic elements associated with 'phases' and 'stages' in traffic signal control.



Signal Bags

S01 E020 - In this episode of ITS Now, we look at the issues which surround what happens when you have to switch off safety critical ITS infrastructure, specifically looking at traffic signals, and the mitigation features required to do this. How do you maintain both user and operative safety? We look at a new innovation which makes this process both quicker and safer to implement.



Technology Insight - Inductive Loops

S01 E019 - In this Technology Insight episode of ITS Now, we look at Inductive Vehicle Detection Loops. Have you ever wondered how these work and how they are installed? This is the technology that makes traffic signals change, automatically senses when there's a traffic snarl up and counts vehicles to let operators know how busy a road is.



JCT Symposium 2022

S01 E018 - See some of the highlights from the 2022 JCT Symposium at Nottingham Trent University. In its 27th year, the symposium's nearly 300 delegates watched 25 papers being presented over the two days of the conference. Find out Alistair's thoughts on the emerging trends in this episode.



The Carbon Conundrum

S01 E017 - The Carbon Conundrum episode looks at how, despite lots of work to make our ITS installations more energy efficient, we will need to do more in order to attain Carbon Neutral or Net Zero credentials for these in the near future. In this episode, we look at a number of next steps we can take to achieve these goals.



Technology Insight - Push Button Units

S01 E016 - In the first of our Technology Insights, this episode of ITS Now looks at the ubiquitous Pedestrian Push Button unit, find out how these work and some of the hidden features you may not be familiar with!



History of Detection

S01 E015 - In this episode of ITS Now, we look at the history of detection facilities used by ITS infrastructure, starting back in the 1920's. The surprising way in which the advent of both vehicular and pedestrian detection started and progressed over the years provides an insight to how the use of our highways has developed over the last hundred years.



Motorway Evolution

S01 E014 - In this episode of ITS Now, we look at how motorways may evolve in coming years in response to both the climate emergency and the emergence of connected vehicles. We’ll look at how Intelligent Transport Systems infrastructure may transform these beyond Smart Motorways.



Introduction to Roadside Technology

S01 E013 - This episode of ITS Now is an introduction to roadside technologies used in Intelligent Transport Systems infrastructure. It will give an overview of major technologies used to control and manage the highway network. In future episodes we will be going on to look at some of these in more detail, so don’t miss out on those.



ITS and Active Travel Modes

S01 E012 - In this episode of ITS Now, we look at how Intelligent Transport Systems could support Active Transport modes, such as walking and cycling, in our busy urban areas, where vehicular congestion on our streets are pushing capacity to the limit.



Passive Safety and ITS Structures

S01 E011 - In this car crash of an episode, ITS Now will be looking at the issues that Passively Safe Roadside Structures pose for ITS infrastructure.



ITS and Smart Cities

S01 E010 - In this episode of ITS Now, could Intelligent Transport Systems Infrastructure, such as UTC/UTMC systems, play a pivotal role in the establishment and development of Smart Cities? With extensive traffic systems deployed across our urban areas, could our traffic systems provide a valuable means to establish these new methods to manage our cities?



Ethics and Privacy

S01 E009 - In this episode of ITS Now, we will be looking at how the ever growing volume of data in the mobility sector could pose both privacy and ethical dilemmas for systems owners and the possible impact this could have on users.



Climate Resilience

S01 E008 - How do you make ITS equipment resilient to extreme and changing weather conditions? In this episode of ITS Now, we look at the issues facing the design and specification of ITS infrastructure in the face of the evolving mobility technology landscape in the context of the climate emergency and the impact that extreme weather conditions have on ITS equipment in the field.



Traffex 2022 & ITS Now Innovation Awards

S01 E007 - In this episode of ITS Now, we have a Special Edition, filmed at Traffex 2022, where we look at some of the highlights from the show. If you missed Traffex or if you want to see what caught our eye at the event, then make sure to watch! Also in the episode are the ITS Now Traffex 2022 Innovation Awards.



Nodes of Opportunity

S01 E006 - With the connected and distributed nature of Intelligent Transport Systems deployments across the road network, the issues raised by the emergence of Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities and in response to the Climate Emergency, result in an interesting opportunity for traffic systems to play a pivotal role in the data-centric world.



Smart Motorways

S01 E005 - In this episode of ITS Now we’ll be looking at the contentious issue of Smart Motorways. In recent years, Smart Motorways have had unprecedented levels of press coverage, but what are Smart Motorways and how do they work? Did you know that there is more than one type of Smart Motorway?



The History of Traffic Signals

S01 E004 - In this episode of ITS Now we’ll be looking at the history of traffic signals, which go back a lot further than most people realise! We are looking at this because it really is where Intelligent Transport Systems emanate from.



What is ITS?

S01 E003 - Ever wondered what Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are? In this episode of ITS Now, we look at what Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are and the types of applications these are typically used for in a highway context.



Traffex 2019 + Future Mobility

S00 E005 - An opportunity to go back to see the highlights of the Traffex 2019 Exhibition in the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. This includes the Future Mobility feature which I curated on behalf of the exhibition organisers.



Highlights from Intertraffic 2018

S00 E004 - An opportunity to go back to see the highlights of the Intertraffic 2018 Exhibition in Amsterdam.



Next Steps to Future Highways 2018

S00 E003 - An opportunity to go back to see an excerpt from the Future Highways video from 2018 of highways over the years...



Traffex 2017

S00 E002 - An opportunity to go back to see the highlights of the Traffex 2017 Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.



Intertraffic 2016

S00 E001 - An opportunity to go back to see the highlights of the Intertraffic 2016 Exhibition in Amsterdam.