In a series of recent articles on Law-Now we expressed the view that the transport sector is about to enter a phase of very significant change. Indeed the current position in this sector is analogous to the initial stages of the law and policy that resulted in the boom in the modern renewable energy sector.

Why this is relevant to the ICT sector

Particularly with regard to transport infrastructure within large urban areas, the core networks and the intermodal hubs, the developments that are to occur will demand investment in ICT infrastructure. It is recognised that in order to achieve objectives relating to transport efficiency, reduction in emissions, reduced impacts on public health and better productivity, core ICT solutions and systems must be employed in transport infrastructure. This is likely to include intelligent transport systems, data collection and quality solutions, satellite navigation systems, traffic monitoring and communications protocols. This is likely to give rise to significant opportunities for the ICT sector.