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Oxfordshire: a council in the thick of mobility innovation

Oxfordshire County Council is engaged in an extraordinary number of research projects in the mobility field. Andrew Forster speaks to Llewelyn Morgan, the council’s service manager for infrastructure, innovation and development, about what’s being explored and why

Andrew Forster
11 May 2018
Llewelyn Morgan with a connected and autonomous car being used in the DRIVEN project. Trials are already underway on public roads in Oxfordshire
Llewelyn Morgan with a connected and autonomous car being used in the DRIVEN project. Trials are already underway on public roads in Oxfordshire
The Royal Mail has ordered electric vans from Arrival, which has a factory in Banbury. Arrival is also involved in Oxfordshire’s vehicle-to-grid project and an autonomous vehicle trial near Didcot
The Royal Mail has ordered electric vans from Arrival, which has a factory in Banbury. Arrival is also involved in Oxfordshire’s vehicle-to-grid project and an autonomous vehicle trial near Didcot

 

Electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, driverless vehicles, Mobility as a Service, open data, ride-hailing apps, public bike hire schemes... a bewildering array of disruptive transport technologies and mobility products have emerged in recent years. But how should local authorities respond? Help pioneer each one? Embrace just one or two? Or let others take the lead? Hertfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways recently summed up the choice in the context of road technology...

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