CIHT launch AI and decarbonisation report

A new report has been released by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) which explores AI within the highways and transportation sector.

Called The role of data and artificial intelligence in achieving transport decarbonisation, the report looks at how AI will be critical and the role it has in the potential to accelerate transport decarbonisation ambition in many ways. 

With decarbonisation a cornerstone of government policy, and critical to net zero and tackling climate change, the report aims to provide a better understanding of what AI is, the importance of data in creating successful AI outputs, where AI is already being used in the transport sector – and where the direction of the technology is heading – and also what needs to be done to accelerate its successful adoption.

Talking about the new report, Sue Percy CBE, Chief Executive of the CIHT said AI was not a “new phenomenon”, but it was now gaining greater attention and becoming more common in our work and social lives “than ever before”.

She said: “The highways and transportation industry is already realising many of the benefits of AI, especially when it comes to improving safety, providing more insightful transport planning, and efficient asset management, as well as improving the way the public experiences transport systems.” 

“This new report explores the role AI is playing and could potentially play in achieving transport decarbonisation. This paper is a starting point for further research and discussion among transportation professionals, will help raise awareness and knowledge in this emerging area and signposts examples of best practice to help inspire and articulate how AI might best be used to help decarbonise transport in the years to come.”

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