How can we use digital twins to increase resilience, responsiveness, and integration of our network (cross modally)?

Background

The grow and level up the economy strategic priority is at the heart of the government’s agenda to spread opportunity across the UK. Transport has a crucial role to play, whether it be through improving connectivity across the United Kingdom and growing the economy by enhancing the transport network, on time and on budget. DfT has a number of specific interests in this space, notably our infrastructure projects, Places for Growth and our apprenticeships and skills work.

Next steps

Get in touch with bridgetoresearch@dft.gov.uk

Source

This question was published as part of the set of ARIs in this document:

DFT-Areas of research interest 2023 GOV UK

Related UKRI funded projects


  • Digital Propensity & Impact Analysis Model

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    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: City Science Corporation Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project partially answers the question as it discusses the use of a digital model to evaluate digital connectivity and transport mode choice, which could potentially increase the resilience and responsiveness of the network, but it does not specifically mention the use of digital twins or cross-modal integration.

  • Multi-Horizon Digital Twin Models for Transportation

    "Digital Twins in transport can deliver optimised strategies for movement - reduced congestion, reduced emissions, safer operations and greater network capacity. With air quality estimated to kill 40,000 a year, new...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: City Science Corporation Limited

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project fully answers the question as it discusses the use of digital twins in transport to optimise strategies for movement, reduce congestion and emissions, and increase network capacity, which aligns with the goal of increasing resilience, responsiveness, and integration of the network.

  • Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure (NG-CDI)

    This programme will forge the research required to underpin the next generation converged digital infrastructure for BT, creating a radically new technology architecture for autonomous operation of future networks and se...

    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: Lancaster University

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project fully answers the question as it discusses the use of digital twins in the creation of a new technology architecture for autonomous operation of future networks and services, which would increase the resilience, responsiveness, and integration of the network.

  • Commercialising the OneTRANSPORT Data Broker Service

    oneTRANSPORT is an innovative Smart City initiative which utilises an infrastructure system and service delivery platform to enable Local Authorities to collaborate with private businesses and non-commercial organisation...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Ove Arup & Partners Limited

  • Warrington Intelligent Systems Engagement (WISE) - integrating multiple information flows to improve resilience for all urban communities.

    In common with many large urban areas, Warrington is preparing to respond to increased challenges of changing climates, ageing populations and the need to target services precisely to those who need them, in a resource c...

    Funded by: Innovate UK

    Lead research organisation: Warrington Borough Council

  • Digital City Exchange

    City infrastructure has evolved through many vintages of technology; its various components are not efficiently connected and configured. Utilities and services using this infrastructure often operate sub-optimally, cons...

    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: Imperial College London

  • EPSRC NETWORK in Next Generation Networks Systems and Services- Enablers for the Digital Economy

    Investment in innovation and research in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is essential in order to foster social and economic inclusion, better public services, and improvements in the quality of life for ...

    Funded by: EPSRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Ulster