Technology and innovation

The Government announced in the Energy Review last year that it would develop a Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy.  Development of the strategy reflects the critical role that new technology will play in delivering carbon reductions in the transport sector over the long term.

The Strategy is published alongside the Energy White Paper (EWP), which can be found on the Department of Trade and Industry's website (see 'Related internet links' in the right hand column).

A factsheet explaining the transport elements of the EWP is below.

Galileo Commercial Service Definition Study Final Report

This study provides an evaluation of the commercial potential, opportunity to deliver on key objectives (e.g. public benefit, market stimulation) and recommended exploitation strategies for the commercial service of the European Union's Galileo Programme. Galileo is the EU’s Global Navigation Satellite System.

Published:
31 March 2010

Galileo Downstream Applications Study

An overview of the usage of Global Navigation Satellite Systems across a number of application areas, what service improvements are desirable, what role Galileo has, what actions should be taken at national / European Union level to facilitate market development and other wider issues that have a more immediate and important influence on the market. The report provides an assessment of enabling actions that relate to regulation of GNSS use generally and Galileo specifically and this wider brief.


Low carbon and electric vehicles

Update of recent activities, announcements and policies for low carbon transport.


National Transport Information Incubator (NaTII)

This report outlines the findings of this pilot project and recommendations of the NaTII Consortium.


DfT appoints Cenex as delivery partner

A short statement announcing that we have appointed Cenex as our partner to deliver the low carbon vehicle procurement programme.

Published:
03 April 2008

UK GNSS Downstream Benefits Assessment - 2007 Final Report

2007 final report.


UK GNSS downstream benefits assessment – 2007 final report

This is the assessment of the UK Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) downstream industry benefits. Previous ESYS analyses in 2001 and 2005 have also included an assessment of upstream industry benefits (developing satellites etc) and user benefits. The,scope of the report has been limited to the road transport and LBS (mobile phones) markets which account for 98% of the predicted revenues.

Published:
22 January 2008

Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy (LCTIS)

The Government announced in the Energy Review last year that it would develop a Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy (LCTIS). Development of the strategy reflects the critical role that new technology will play in delivering carbon reductions in the transport sector over the long term.


Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme: Initial programme plans

The Government has made a statement on its initial plans and next steps for the Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme. This covers the vehicle types and technologies which will form the first phase of the programme, further details on public sector participants in the programme, future funding of the programme and issues of programme management


Archived content

The following content is available from the Department for Transport web archive .

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.