Centre for intelligent Places holds workshop in Malaysia on Intelligent Transportation Systems

24 October 2016

Centre for intelligent Places holds workshop in Malaysia on Intelligent Transportation Systems

The University of Reading Malaysia in association with Centre for intelligent Places, Henley Business School hosts first Intelligent Transportation Systems workshop for Iskandar Regional Development Authority led by Future Cities Catapult.

The University of Reading Malaysia is proud to have hosted the first of two workshops aimed at developing an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategy for the Iskandar Regional development Authority (IRDA), Malaysia. The project is led by the Future Cities Catapult.

The Centre for intelligent Places, an inter-disciplinary research centre of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, is working in partnership with Future Cities Catapult, a UK company skilled in advancing smart cities, to spearhead the 8-month project which focuses on establishing an ITS blueprint for Iskandar Malaysia, and fostering collaboration and partnerships between relevant industry players from Malaysia and the UK. The aim of the project is to lay the groundwork for future international cooperation between Malaysia and the UK in the field of intelligent transportation solutions.

The first workshop, titled "ITS for Sustainable Transportation in Iskandar Malaysia", took place during 11-13th of October 2016. The event drew key transportation policy decision makers from federal, state, and local governments including: the Ministry of Works, Malaysian Highway Authority, Land Public Transport Commission, and Johor Economic Planning Unit. The project also involved leading UK companies and SMEs with experience in developing and deploying sustainable transportation systems.

A second follow up conference will take place in early February 2017 hosted again by the University of Reading, Malaysia led by the Future Cities Catapult in partnership with Centre for intelligent Places, Henley Business School. This conference will bring together leading transport related stakeholders in the region including relevant industry players both from Malaysia and the UK to disseminate relevant transport findings culminating in a final report for future transport recommendations.