- 20 Aug 2019
Date received: 7 Jul 2019
Date responded: 6 Aug 2019
You requested details in relation to 5G strategy.
Your request is nearly identical to FOI-18-0364 therefore most of the information you have requested is available from the Scottish Government website at https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-18-03634/.
Question 3 is answered in Annex A.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.
The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the responses to your questions in the Annex to this letter
Annex A – Response to Question 3
There are no Highways in Scotland. However Transport Scotland has been in discussions relating to Motorways and trunk roads in Scotland.
We held a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Scotland Summit, on 31 October to 1 November 2018 at the Royal Highland Conference Centre in Edinburgh. The web address for this, with speaker details can be found at www.CAVScotland.co.uk .
We are represented in a European Commission-funded programme called EU EIP. One of the sub-programmes within the Harmonisation Cluster is Activity 4.2 – Facilitating Automated Driving. Details of the partners, presentations and other material involved in this programme can be found at https://eip.its-platform.eu/activities/sa-42facilitating-automated-driving#Par . There is a related sub-activity that Transport Scotland is not actively involved in, but may be of interest. This is Activity 4.4 – Cooperative ITS Services Deployment Support. The web pages for this activity can be found at https://eip.its-platform.eu/activities/sa-44-cooperative-its-servicesdeployment-support.
We are in the early stages of developing a CAV Strategy report for Scotland. Once this has been developed we aim to publish this on the Transport Scotland and/or Scottish Government website.
We are also a partner in Project CAV Forth, led by Fusion Processing. The project will convert five full-size Alexander Dennis single decker manually driven busses into autonomous vehicles. These self-driving buses will provide a service capable of carrying up to 42 passengers 14 miles from Ferrytoll Park and Ride across the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh Park Train and Tram interchange. Please see the following for further information https://www.gov.uk/government/news/from-science-fiction-to-reality-people-in-london-and-edinburgh-set-to-be-the-first-to-trial-self-driving-vehicle-services
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House