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Traffic Lights: Artificial Intelligence

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 154741, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to integrate artificial intelligence into traffic light systems.

Answered on

1 March 2021

The operation of traffic signal systems and the employment of new technologies is a matter for individual highway authorities and the traffic equipment supplier community. However, the Department is working with the Cabinet Office GovTech Challenge programme to fund public / private consortia to undertake trials of the use of artificial intelligence in the management of congestion, and these trials are developing various forms of artificial intelligence to enhance existing urban traffic control services.