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Project to map West Midlands road network and infrastructure

Work being undertaken by Chordant and Mobileye will support Transport for West Midland’s long-term transport strategies with Coventry City Council.

High-precision mapping is vital if cities such as Coventry are to realise future transport strategies
High-precision mapping is vital if cities such as Coventry are to realise future transport strategies

Data-sharing solutions specialist Chordant is collaborating with Mobileye, an Intel company, to map the regional road network and infrastructure in the West Midlands region of the UK.


The collaboration comes within the framework of Chordant’s ongoing relationship with Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and the CAM Testbed UK. Mobileye’s Convex tool will be used to support TfWM’s long-term transport strategies with Coventry City Council.


Data exchange


Convex, Chordant’s mobility data exchange, enables organisations to collaborate with different parts of the mobility ecosystem. It was created with direct support from the UK Government Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and sits at the intersection between connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent transport infrastructure, digitised freight and logistics and mobility-based services. It aims to support the development of end-to-end solutions that depend on the efficient exchange of dynamic mobility data.


Through this partnership, Mobileye will leverage Convex to build mobility solutions that enable a safer, more convenient future of transportation in the West Midlands.


“This new and exciting project is another example of the sweet spot that Chordant’s Convex solution was built for, namely, collaborating to improve real world situations using dynamic data and technology,” said Mike Waters, director of policy, strategy and innovation, TfWM.


“We are particularly enthusiastic about how this union of client, with Mobileye, technology giant, and Chordant, global data expert, has come about and will improve ‘on the ground’ operations in an easily scalable way.”

“High-precision mapping data is essential to realising the promise of smart cities and safer roads”

TfWM, like other transport authorities, has indicated a strong desire to build and maintain a digital record of the regional road network and its ongoing condition to enable new outcomes, both in operating and maintaining the network, and to allow new connected and autonomous services to operate on it efficiently.


The key challenge is in providing solutions that can deliver this digital information in a way that integrates with transport authority systems and processes while being cost-effective and sustainable. The partnership between Mobileye and Chordant will see the delivery of a digital record of road assets to allow both TfWM and other local authorities to evaluate how this information can be captured, delivered, used, and maintained.


“It is exciting to be partnering with Chordant and utilising our combined strengths to digitise roadways and roadside infrastructure in West Midlands,” said Gil Ayalon, senior director of EMEA at Mobileye’s intelligent mobility services division. “High-precision mapping data is essential to realising the promise of smart cities and safer roads.


“We applaud TfWM for leading the way with a forward-thinking approach and are working to help more cities and businesses across the globe take advantage of the connectivity enabled by our mobility solutions.”


Mobileye, a developer of vision technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, and its data services allow customers to survey road assets, monitor pavement conditions and gather valuable information on their area’s road network and conditions. The artificial intelligence-based technology in its solutions help support faster, more efficient maintenance operations for roadside infrastructure and assets.


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