Technology and Innovation Panel

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Technology and Innovation (T&I) impacts across every area CIHT is involved with.  The aim of the Panel is to keep members informed of relevant T&I developments and ensure the Highways and Transportation sector’s views are put forward (particularly through Government consultations) in this changing world.  

Primary Objectives

Supporting our members

  • Signposting areas that will affect members and new practice offered by T&I
  • Showing relationships between different aspects of technology

Knowledge exchange

  • Disseminating information in a variety of forms
  • Linking to other groups and organisations


  • Ensuring the needs of society and our members are understood by others who are involved in T&I

Understanding the context

  • Ensuring a holistic approach looking at inter-related issues is key for approaching change bought about by T&I
  • Of what customers will need in the future
  • How the drivers – energy, climate change, health, population demographics – will influence T&I
  • Lifecycle – how a young person (18 y/o) views and uses transport might be completely different to an older person. More as a consumable, as part of the sharing economy.
  • What this means for forecasting demand only leads to an increase in a range of scenarios for growth and/or decline in transport

If you would like more details on the work of the Panel please contact the Secretary on t: +44 (0)20 7336 1564 or e:

Useful resources

CIHT Learned Society Lecture

Highlights from the lecture on autonomous vehicles, held at Greenwich University, can be viewed below:

The lecture included presentations from TRL's academy director Professor Nick Reed, Oxbotica's chief executive Dr Graeme Smith, DG Cities' head of integrated planning and the built environment Lola Fernandez-Redondo and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design's director Rama Gheerawo.

Further videos featuring full presentations and a question and answer session from the lecture can be viewed on the CIHT Youtube channel here.

CIHT podcasts

The CIHT podcast series covers a range of technology related aspects:


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