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Liverpool adopts digital assets for green travel scheme

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Liverpool adopts digital assets for green travel scheme

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCR CA) and Liverpool John Moores University are working with transport technology scale-up Vivacity Labs to promote active travel and reduce pollution with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

The partnership is part of the £16.7m LCR Sustainable Green Travel Corridors project to incentivise cycling and walking in the UK city region.

To support this, Liverpool John Moores University has also developed digital assets, such as a management information dashboard called Smart Green Dashboard, a mobile phone application called Smart Green Journey and other types of sensors, to collect air quality and weather data.

The data, partly provided by Vivacity Labs, is fed back to local authorities, which will use the dashboard to make strategic decisions on infrastructure development.

Local residents can also use the mobile phone application to plan journeys and see resulting money and carbon savings.

Professor Trung Thanh Nguyen, academic lead of the project at LJMU, said: “The Liverpool City Region is set to see a series of cycling and walking upgrades as a result of this project.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Vivacity Labs and other partners to harness the power of data and support local residents as they leverage technology in order to make safer and more sustainable choices.”

Mark Nicholson, CEO and co-founder at Vivacity Labs, added: “The data insights collated from our work with Liverpool John Moores University will go a long way in optimising transport networks by helping local authorities to make more informed decisions on future infrastructure.”

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