Transport for London (TfL) is reportedly investing some £30 million over the next four years in new technology to cut congestion and tackle road service improvement.
The technologies include radio frequency identification (RFID), satellite navigation, advanced enforcement cameras, vehicle and pedestrian tracking systems and new traffic management systems. The agency will also look at the potential application of wireless mobile technologies, including 3G, WiFi and WiMax
TfL has said it will consult over the suitability of such technologies to support the capital's congestion charge systems with number plate recognition capabilities for example, as well as future, wider road pricing plans.
A TfL spokeswoman said the investment would allow it request specific advice or research into the technical capabilities of new technology, according to a report in trade magazine, Computing today.