The GreenWave Project is a collaborative partnership involving Idox Transport, Checkedsafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council.
The project has secured funding from the UK’s Innovation agency Innovate UK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city of Birmingham and improve fuel efficiency.
If successful, it is envisaged the project will be implemented nationwide.
The term ‘green wave’ refers to the instance where vehicles are able to travel continuously without having to stop at intersections. This is supported by a sequence of traffic lights, coordinated to permit continuous traffic flow in a single direction via a cascade of green lights. With the development of a new App, the Greenwave project aims to provide a mechanism that helps drivers to pre-empt the lights in order to reduce stop and start traffic and ‘ride the green wave’.