Set-up for Success
To guide its journey, each place must develop a shared purpose. This will become the strapline encapsulating why we should be collectively pushing for the smart future at that location.
Creating a data-rich environment
Data underpins all systems and services that make up a smart city. Now, more data can be collected from everything from a digital railway or road, to an autonomous vehicle or e-scooter. However, many organisations may feel reluctant to share data. And individuals will only agree to their data being shared if they’re confident it’s safe. So the first step here is to gather insights into the motivations of those involved in providing transport services to inform the requirements for a future service.
Collaborate, Innovate & Invest
It is essential to create a regulatory framework for safety, data, and interoperability to deliver on the smart future. The vital role of data in underpinning smart, personalised services in transport and other areas of people’s lives, together with the need for people to trust that their data is not open to misuse or unauthorised access, means regulation around the ownership, use and security of data is key.