With roots reaching back to the advent of Controlled Motorways, 4way has played an important role in the evolution of strategic roads technology and the operational capabilities it supports. Over time, Telematics became Intelligent Transport Systems which in turn advanced to Digital Roads. The pace of change accelerates with each passing year as we demand more from our infrastructure whilst targeting Net Zero.
We now see an approaching tipping point where the traditional role of the Network Operator is under increasing scrutiny. Vehicle manufacturers, app’ developers and innovative product suppliers are having their say – and customers are listening.
As the operational grey area widens, 4way can help. We know the history and we understand the vision. Our invested knowledge and experience places us in an ideal position to identify value chains and optimise the huge potential that technology advancement presents for all highways stakeholders. This, coupled with our established reputation for delivery, makes us a trusted partner of choice for our clients.
A selection of our Connected Roads Projects
Ask ten experts to define a Smart City (or Smart Town) and you’ll receive ten similar but different answers. 4way doesn’t get too hung up on the “what?”, we care about outcomes and ensuring that our contribution to this complicated puzzle promotes further innovation for better urban living.
We bring expertise in communications, power and control systems which make cities tick. From LED road lighting with centralised management systems to SCOOT / MOVA urban traffic control; 4way designs, delivers, commissions and optimises technology which connects people to services that make life easier and safer.
We also understand the bigger picture. Funding for urban regeneration is not infinite, so intelligent re-purposing of existing infrastructure can play a key role. That’s why we specialise in advising clients on how to maximise the potential of assets that already exist, to deliver ‘Smart’ more rapidly and efficiently.
A selection of our Smart Cities Projects
Everyone knows that technology has a significant role to play in the delivery of future mobility solutions. It creates systems and services that get people to where they need to be on time, safely and utilising modes which minimise adverse environmental impacts. But a rigid focus on technology alone is not the answer. It creates the risk of delivering technology for technology’s sake.
At 4way we create operational use cases with defined value based on genuine customer requirements. Only then do we design and deliver the end-to-end solutions that can meet them.
To do this we collaborate with like-minded partners, combining our technology expertise with their transportation and highways engineering know-how. The results are exciting and we’re investing to expand our services and capabilities in this important sector.