C4Rs: Drive and sense smart

As part of the stakeholder engagement plan for the Crowd4Roads project (C4Rs – a project that is funded under the EU Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action (CAPs)), we recently organised a 2-hour workshop on research and innovation in transport and mobility (Our city, our roads – Let’s make a difference) – 3rd July 2017 at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University. We are a partner of the project that is coordinated by University of Urbino in Italy.

The aim of the workshop was to engage others who are involved in innovation related to transport and mobility and specifically those from the local council in the UK. We also aimed to raise awareness of the smart sensing and collective awareness approach that the C4Rs project is developing and is key to informing future pilot testing of the prototype in the city. Twenty people attended the workshop and they were from Coventry City Council, the university’s Mobility and Transport research centre, the enterprise and the engineering faculty. It was also a great pleasure to have Sunil Budhdeo (Transport Innovation Manager , Coventry City Council), who talked about innovation in traffic management and Professor Andrew Parkes (Executive Director, Centre for Mobility and Transport), who discussed connected and driverless vehicle technology and the contribution to future mobility.

We showcased current outcomes from the C4Rs project (Smart sensing, gamification and our roads: The C4Rs journey – presented my myself, Saverio Delpriori from the University of Urbino and my colleague Mark Lewis. The talk demonstrated the Crowd Sensing approach and the gamification design so far.

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