The TRANStech Awards
TRANStech Awards 2019 Winners!

We are delighted to present the winners of the TRANStech Awards 2019

The TRANStech Awards recognise people and organisations designing and using technology to improve our transport system. They reward excellence and achievement in established and emerging areas of mobility and transport, and celebrate positive impacts on people, the environment and our social fabric.

The winners of the inaugural TRANStech Awards 2019 were selected by a jury of expert judges from over 130 entries from across categories encompassing breakthroughs, impacts, experiences and game changers and from automotive vehicles, artificial intelligence, future street infrastructure, cycle safety products and micro-mobility.


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Breakthrough Awards

Breakthrough Awards – Technology on the move

Category Sponsors: Karhoo

Celebrating the innovations in technology to improve how we travel.

Data Platform Provider of the Year Award

Stage Intelligence - BICO: Artificial Intelligence, Operators and Making Intelligent Micro-Mobility a Reality

The BICO AI integrated app allows micro-mobility scheme operators an opportunity to see their fleet in real-time and dynamically re-balance their fleet on the go.

Autonomous Breakthrough of the Year Award

Addison Lee Group - MERGE Greenwich Project

Backed by UK government, the £1m, 12-month MERGE Greenwich project was delivered by an Addison Lee Group (ALG)-led consortium to simulate and assess the impact of an autonomous vehicle ride-sharing service, set in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The New Mobility Innovator of the Year Award

Faxi & Toyota Financial Services - Faxi: incentivised data-driven carpooling for commuters

A solution to eradicate single occupancy vehicles, reduce emissions, traffic congestion and the need for parking. 

E-Mobility Progress Award

Portsmouth City Council - ORCS: On-street Residential Chargepoint Scheme 

ORCS is thought to be the only pay as you go, lamp-column based on-street resident charging solution which benefits from designated parking pays, guaranteeing access to the chargepoints.

Judges Award: TRANStech Innovator of the Year Award

The TRANStech Innovator of the Year Award is a judge's special award where the judges will nominate an individual who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to the industry and represents a 'model of excellence'. 


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Impact Awards

Impact Awards – Transport for a better world

Rewarding how the use of technology makes transport better.

Street of the Future Award

Appyparking - Smart City Parking Harrogate 

The Smart City solution is specifically designed to best serve the needs of those who need to park whilst providing a powerful kerbside management tool for local authorities to better manage and optimise their assets.

Highly Commended:

Urban Data Eye - Redistributing the Flow of Market Square

This project leverages machine learning algorithms, developed by Urban Data Eye, and urban design techniques to track and analyse pedestrian behaviour and activities distribution in the square. The proposed methodology yielded new types of data, currently unavailable at this level of precision in our cities, about people’s interactions with their urban environment without involving the collection of private and personal data and produced new knowledge for PDP and the city of Pittsburgh.

Congestion Reduction Award

Living Streets - WOW Travel Tracker: reducing congestion outside school gates

The WOW Travel Tracker is an online tool which supports Living Streets' year-round challenge for schools: WOW. WOW rewards children who walk to school (or scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) at least once a week, with a monthly themed badge. Each day, as children enter the classroom, they record how they've travelled to school on the Travel Tracker website

Open Data Award

Universities of Cambridge, Leeds, and Westminster - Propensity to Cycle Tool 

The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) is a free, open-source tool for transport planning, with a focus on strategic cycleway network planning. It enables users to envision scenarios of 'cycling futures', at area, desire line, route and route network levels. The PCT uses innovative open source technology to present the results in a free, publicly available web application, and provides open access data downloads. The PCT has continuously evolved over the last three years to cover Wales, a school travel layer, and updates to the underlying route data. 

Highly Commended:

Transport for London - Cycle Infrastructure Database

London’s new Cycling Infrastructure Database (CID) - the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of cycling infrastructure  - is intended to address our customers' barriers to cycling by providing open data to drive forward the development of products to help Londoners with clear and accurate information about cycling infrastructure, helping them plan cycle journeys with confidence. The CID is a core part of the TFL Cycling Action Plan, which sets out how TfL, boroughs and others will work together to make London the world’s best big city for cycling, and it will help deliver Vision Zero. 

Air Quality Impact Award

Islington Council & Traffic Environment Systems Ltd (TES) - ITF: Islington Traffic Flow

The Islington project is using an advanced version of the TES Small Blue Enforcement Camera combined with high quality pollution sensors to develop and demonstrate a self-funding solution for the management and improvement of air quality directly affected by road traffic in their urban environments

TRANStech Business of the Year Awards

Winner - SME


minicabit is Britain's largest comparison website, enabling consumers and businesses to compare and book quotes from over 800 Cab Operators in over  550 UK towns and cities. Its platform also powers online cab bookings for the likes of Heathrow Airport, Expedia and Ascot amongst many other major brands.

Winner – Large Company

VPS Group

VPS Intelligent Transport Solutions team have created a suite of innovative systems to form its Smartzone Safety System for transport: Mobile Variable Message systems, Smart Tower CCTV, Journey Time solutions, Bridge Strike Prevention and body and dash camera systems that are integrated to provide a sophisticated blend of technologies.

Experience Awards

Experience Awards - making travel better

Showcasing the innovative use of technology to improve transport.

Traveller Experience Award

Masabi, Uber and RTD - Uber Transit Ticketing 

Uber transit ticketing has been enabled using Masabi’s Justride SDK, the first and only mobile ticketing software development kit (SDK) for public transportation, creating a seamless passenger experience combining transit and new mobility options. 

Safety & Security Improvement Award

See.Sense - Safer and Smarter Cycling

See.Sense creates award-winning bike lights which give cyclists more visibility on their ride, and cities more information on their roads. Our lights (which are used by more than 40,000 cyclists across 70 countries) shine brightly both in daylight and at nighttime, and

react to moments when a cyclist may be at risk by automatically flashing brighter and faster. They don’t just make a cyclist saferthough. They give them a voice.


Subscription Service Provider Award

Drover - Drover: Cars Made Easy

Drover is an online marketplace that matches customers looking for short-medium term car rental options (1-24 months) with a range of vehicle suppliers. 

The Electric Experience Award - The on-street electric vehicle lamppost charging solution

An adaptable platform to deliver on-street EV charging solutions along with the public-facing digital application and the ‘back-office’ system for councils and parking providers to track and manage the workflow of each charging device.

TRANStech Partnership of the Year Award


ViaVan and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) - BerlKönig: on-demand shared public transport in Berlin

The BerlKönig provides Berliners with an efficient, affordable and convenient on-demand shared public mobility service. In the first 10 months the service delivered more than 750,000 rides, and more than 77% of BerlKönig rides have two or more passengers in the vehicle at the same time, up to 94% at peak times. An average of 44% of bookings were pooled with other bookings, even up to 75% in peak times.

Game Changer Awards

Game Changer Awards - shaping the future of transport

Recognising the how the future of transport is being shaped by technology.

City Region Award

The City Region Award recognises city regions which are achieving connected, seamless and easy to use multi-modal urban mobility though solutions enabled by combining transport and technology.

Oxfordshire County Council -  I-Hub Innovation Team: Supporting a Smarter Oxfordshire

For the last 6 years the IHUB team has supported, delivered and deployed mobility & innovation projects as part of Oxfordshire County Council. The team has developed a significant local, regional, national and international network of business, academic and public sector partner organisations.

The team has grown by 500% over the last 5 years, without an increase in core OCC budget, leveraging EU & UKRI funding to deliver tangible benefit to the region and inward investment whilst improving OCC's operational delivery. With a combined project portfolio value of more than £100M, the IHUB continues to grow, moving into new areas of delivery, such as energy, adult and social care, planning and infrastructure. Our approach to this has been to leverage experience with emerging technologies in disparate sectors to cross pollinate, driving efficiencies through design thinking and application.

The service has built up a unique CAV expertise, focused on supporting safe trielling of technology and knowledge exchange to make Oxfordshire and the UK ready for CAV, this approach has been integral to making Oxfordshire the heart of the UK's emerging CAV sector with strong links to our CAV companies in Oxfordshire, such as Oxbotica, Street Drone, Arrival, ORI and RACE Culham.  

Rural Innovation Award


Joint Winners:

Karhoo - SNCF Project - Mon Chauffeur “First & Last Leg Travel”

The Mon Chauffeur project for SNCF The French State-owned railways company collaborated with Karhoo to deliver ground transportation throughout France, straight from their ticket booking website.

Kent County Council & Renault Trucks - #SwitchToElectric 

Lots of electric mobility schemes are centered in urban settings, however, the mission for this project was to unearth meaningful data from a rural operation. Kent County Council (KCC) therefore teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus. The vehicle has been specifically implemented in a rural setting and will  help disabled and vulnerable people

Last Mile Innovator Award

Ford Motor Company & Gnewt by Menzies Distribution - Warehouse on Wheels

A new digital delivery service being trialled by in partnership by Ford and Gnewt by Menzies Distribution (Gnewt) to trial a new digital parcel courier service designed to help reduce congestion and offer faster deliveries. 

Judges Award: Fleet Operator of the Year Award

Our second Judges special award, the Fleet Operator of the Year Award recognises that transport technology is nothing without fleet. Whether that fleet consists of buses, cars or bikes it must provide the right vehicle in the right place at the right time in order to enable an excellent customer experience of new mobility.

TRANStech Shared Transport Provider of the Year Award

Beryl - Beryl Bikes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

The scheme has 200 Beryl Bays across a geographic area of almost 120km 2 . At its maturity the scheme will host 1,000 bikes and be the first and largest fully geo-fenced, hybrid bike share scheme in the world. The scheme has 2,100 active users who have completed more than 7,000 journeys over 4,000km in just one month of use, with an average journey length of 2km. 80% of users park bikes in their designated “Beryl Bays”, with this number set to rise with further implementation of bays across the conoburation.

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Ceremony: Friday 1 November 2019, Royal Lancaster Hotel, London

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