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IHE is launching an ‘Introduction to ITS’ Course

  • Monday April 25, 2022

The IHE is pleased to announce that it is launching a new training course entitled ‘Introduction to ITS’.

Technology now offers new tools to assist in the deployment of new policy aims for Highway Authorities that work with, and employ IHE members. Such technology can range from increasingly advanced traffic signals and bus priority demands, through to data from connected vehicles and artificial intelligence and image processing. Often termed Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), these are no longer simply pilot schemes but should now form part of the everyday transport toolkit available and yet often practitioners do not know where to start in deploying them, or what their advantages are.

These technologies are often beyond the skills taught in traditional traffic engineering courses, and so can be challenging for practitioners to understand, procure and deploy. They also require new skills sets e.g., in data, IT security and the user’s experiences that can be provided by other people, but where a basic understanding of the principles will help delivery. New transport polices and services are also on the horizon, ranging from highly automated vehicles and road pricing, to kerb management that will also need a basic understanding of the ITS principles they are built on.

This course aims to provide an introduction to ITS outlining an understanding of the principles of the use of ITS and also provide confidence on the principles and practices of it’s deployment. It will a provide a useful insight into ITS and assist those seeking professional registration through the ICTTech route provided through the IHE.

Working with the IHE to deliver the course through his company White Willow Consulting Ltd Andy Graham commented, “I am delighted to respond to the IHE’s request to bring together a team of experts experienced in the aspects of ITS that Local Authorities need most guidance on especially when moving from more traditional services. By bringing our knowledge of Local Authority needs and success stories in connected vehicles, new data, standards, and ITS for signals I believe we can offer new content and updates for not only IHE Members but all of those practitioners working in the sector needing help in using ITS in their day-to-day jobs and making investments future proof”.

IHE Chief Executive Officer Steve Spender added, “This is an important step toward filling a gap in the training of those working with ITS in the Highway Sector, and will provide a good base for those considering professional registration through the ICTTech route offered by the IHE”.

The first course is being planned for 13th & 14th July 2022 and will be held in Birmingham. You can book online at:

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