Smart city and street lighting specialist to exhibit at inaugural industry event to steer discussions on smart solutions for highways

SOWERBY BRIDGE, UK: Lucy Zodion Ltd, intelligent street lighting and smart city specialist, will join key industry figures at the first Welsh Highways Conference, of its kind. Held at Mercure Hotel, Cardiff on 30th January 2020, the one day conference will look at the key priorities driving change in 2020.

Wales’s road network is one of its greatest assets, worth an estimated £13.5bn and covering 21,000 miles. The event, organised by Peloton, will provide a platform for companies responsible for planning, designing, maintaining and operating the Welsh highways network to showcase solutions; either via technical seminars or through the exhibition zone.

With over 50 years’ experience in providing street lighting control and power distribution solutions for the highways industry, Lucy Zodion has a deep understanding of evolving requirements and the need for reliable and innovative technologies to support transport networks throughout the UK. Combine this with the company’s impressive smart credentials; deploying more than 500,000 smart nodes in the past decade to help Local Authorities become smart and more responsive, it’s clear that Lucy Zodion is an ideal fit for the event.

Transport Networks Fit for the Future

The focus for the event is ‘Transport Networks Fit for the Future’. With Local Transport Fund Grants in place for 2020, throughout Wales, the Government is heavily investing in transport infrastructure to ensure greener, more sustainable and futureproof travel facilities. The event will bring leading figures together to discuss the key priorities including:

  • Maintenance – looking at the condition of the local road, trunk road and motorway network, the approach to maintenance and how it is funded
  • Enhancement – the delivery of network enhancement and how this should be managed – sharing best practice and new ideas
  • Sustainability – how current and new approaches to maintenance and improvement can deliver under the requirements of sustainabilitt
  • Future Mobility – what new technologies there are and how they can be implemented into projects. How do we make sure the network is ‘fit for the future’ with the advent of CAV and what can / should we be doing now.
  • Future – The Welsh Government & TfW are driving a Transport Network fit for the future, what is the role of highways within this and identify where we can provide further benefits.

Guiding the way beyond illumination

In light of this, Lucy Zodion will be at the event to become part of the discussion, providing further detail on how its smart solutions and street lighting hardware can help guide the way, beyond illumination.

Lucy Zodion products are used in around 90% of streetlights across the UK, which is supported by UK wide DNO approval for its SLF range of street lighting cut outs. In addition to this, the company is one of the leading suppliers of power distribution equipment, from standard enclosures to a new range of supply pillars for EV charging. With solutions that support power and street lighting infrastructure from the ground-up, Lucy Zodion can match modern municipal lighting and highway network needs.

As the highways industry starts to focus on sustainability and makes plans that are ‘fit for the future’, it’s clear that there’s a drive for a smarter approach to the way infrastructure is managed. Lucy Zodion has a portfolio of smart solutions that support this, working to optimise existing street furniture into smart city assets. Considering the entire transport ecosystem, from kerb right through to cloud, Lucy Zodion’s Ki. solution is able to provide insights from various connected points that aid informed innovation. From street lighting to air quality, waste to water levels, Ki. can unlock many opportunities for the development of smarter transport networks.

Peloton, Welsh Highways Event Organiser, comments on Lucy Zodion’s involvement: “Peloton are pleased to welcome Lucy Zodion as an exhibitor at the Welsh Highway’s Conference 2020, supporting our theme of Transport Networks Fit for the Future with their street lighting solutions that go beyond illumination.”

John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion, adds: “Our involvement at the Welsh Highways Conference will provide us with a great platform to join the discussion on Wales’s Future Transport Networks. Our knowledge and experience in the Highways industry gives us a deep understanding of the challenges transport networks face, which is why our solutions are a perfect fit; we can help guide the way.”

The Lucy Zodion team is confident that the Welsh Highways Conference will help to educate and inform core industry players about its products and capabilities in the highways and street lighting industry.

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