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North Avenue Smart Corridor project was selected as a State Award winner for the 2018 ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards in the “Building/Technology Systems” category.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia awarded North Avenue as the 2017 Best of ITS Project of Significance.
“Around a fifth of disabled people report having difficulties related to their impairment or disability in accessing transport”.
Atkins is part of a seven-partner consortium who are developing a digital platform that is setting out to improve the rail travel experience for disabled passengers in the UK.
The project’s Industry Advisory Group also includes Network Rail, The Rail Delivery Group, and Office of Rail and Road (ORR), and provides insight and input on strategic direction for the future of rail travel in the UK. Wolfgang Schuster, Atkins' technical director, said: “TOC Ability has the potential to transform the experience of rail passengers that need it most.
Andrew Flood, Director for intelligent mobility and also chairman to an international charity for people with disabilities, says: “TOC Ability is set to transform future rail services for disabled passengers, who are often the most vulnerable, so they feel confident to travel.Through the creation of a collaborative ‘intelligent accessibility hub’.this digitally-led solution seeks to enable the rail industry to measure and maximise the impact of improvements to customer accessibility, exchanging real-time data about rail journeys between disabled customers and train station staff.North Avenue is serving as a public demonstration and “living lab” for Io T deployment.It is a model of data collection and analytics, connected and autonomous vehicles, and unique partnerships.