TfL to team with Bosch and start-ups to solve London key transport issues of the future

An 18-month pilot programme will match leading technical experts from Transport for London (TfL) and Bosch with a range of small businesses and start-ups, to help understand how data and technology could be used to solve key transport issues

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The mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he sees the new collaborative approach as enabler in establishing London as a new ”test bed city” for innovation.

The partnership aims to bolster the use of more efficient, greener and safer vehicles, reduce congestion and encourage more people to walk, cycle and take public transport across London.

TfL hopes to connect start-ups and small businesses interested in modernising London’s transport fleet with established experts and comprehensive data about usage on the transport network.

It said much of the data being made available will be based on the existing Unified API and open-data platform which already helps to power nearly 700 apps that are used by 42 per cent of Londoners.

Bosch will also provide its own “urban mobility” experts to impart technical knowledge and provide guidance and mentoring. Throughout the collaboration, TfL will provide technical knowledge and a wide range of datasets to allow companies to test ideas and understand patterns in more detail than has previously been possible.

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