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Costain and Monotch team up for UK smart road trial

by Sion Geschwindt
Costain and Monotch team up for UK smart road trial

Dutch smart infrastructure specialist Monotch has selected Costain to pilot its open mobility services platform, TLEX I2V, on the UK road network.

TLEX I2V is specially designed to connect roadside equipment to information brokers, automotive industry, road authorities, and road users, giving operators a birds-eye view of the traffic network.

The two companies hope that the partnership will enable greener, safer, and faster customer journeys on UK roads.

The Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) platform has the potential to improve traffic flows and road safety, enable customers to make real-time decisions about their journeys, reduce carbon emissions and, where necessary, allow for the prioritisation of road users such as emergency services.

By using the platform, road authorities can also implement and analyse traffic policies based on detailed real-time traffic data without implementing expensive roadside communication systems.

The platform is already operational in the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Belgium.

Gary Lin, international business developer at Monotch, said: “We will share experiences from deployments in the Netherlands, Flanders [Belgium] and Scandinavia and can implement them under new specifications and architectural set-ups that are applicable for the UK market.

“We look forward to working with Costain to implement TLEX in C-ITS and Smart City projects in the UK.”

Andy Clarke, integrated transport director at Costain, added: “We believe that the insights which we have gained deploying innovative digital solutions on the UK road network through collaborative projects such as the award-winning A2M2, Connected Digital Roads and Midlands Future Mobility, combined with Monotch’s experiences of operating its TLEX I2V platform in Europe, make for an exciting partnership.

“Harnessing this technology will help us to deliver a faster and greener road network and we will soon be seeking customers who wish to participate in our pilot trial in 2022.”

Image: Menno Malta, CEO at Monotch and Simon Ellison, National Highways client director of Costain, confirm partnership at Highways UK (Credit: Monotech)

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