The Geospatial Commission is to invest up to £2 million in around 30 projects that investigate ways to improve transport integration, capacity, safety and infrastructure.
The commission is an expert committee set up by the Cabinet Office to promote the best use of geospatial data – data about location that has the potential to unlock significant economic, social and environmental value in many fields.
Location data could help to create new transport connections, improve transport logistics and road maintenance, and support autonomous vehicles.
Funding for the competition is from the Geospatial Commission under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) and managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
The best and most promising projects could go on to receive between £500,000 and £1 million to prototype their ideas in a second phase of the competition.