ITS UK welcomes creation of Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

Rukshan Soysa
Rukshan Soysa
Operations Manager

Intelligent Transport Systems UK, the voice of the transport technology industry, has welcomed the creation of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK, said: “The establishment of a dedicated government department for science, innovation and technology is a welcome step in supporting dynamic and innovative transport businesses across the UK.

“There are huge opportunities from the development of new technologies in the transport sector, whether that’s in areas like traffic management and enforcement, mobility as a service, connected and autonomous vehicles, micro-mobility, integrated transport or smart ticketing, to name a few. Technology can help the sector reach Net Zero, improve safety, ensure we are making the best use of the network’s limited capacity and support the uptake of healthier travel options, such as walking and cycling. By working with the Government, and the new Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, we can ensure the UK becomes a world-leader in these technologies, utilising them not only to improve our transport network, but also to support jobs, investment and economic growth.

“ITS UK would like to congratulate Michelle Donelan on her appointment as Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology. We look forward to working with her and the Department to support the take up of transport technology across the UK.”

Note to Editors

  1. Further information on the new departments can be found here
  2. About ITS UK: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) is the voice of the transport technology industry. ITS UK provides a national platform to support the roll out of technology for a cleaner, safer and more effective transport network, both at home and abroad. We support our 160+ members – from both the private and public sector, and covering all sizes and disciplines – through advocacy to policy makers, connecting people and organisations, promoting the industry overseas and supporting innovation across the intelligent transport ecosystem.