The UK Government has launched a consultation regarding new transport technology to make journeys easier and greener for commuters.

The consultation was launched as part of the Future of Transport regulatory review.

This review will look into small changes in people’s everyday travel decisions such as whether commuters choose to walk, cycle, scoot or take a bus one day instead of driving.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Our groundbreaking future of transport programme marks the biggest review of transport laws in a generation and will pave the way for exciting new transport technology to be tested, cementing the UK’s position as a world-leading innovator.”

Along with the review, a funding of £90m ($109m) is being allocated for trials of new transport innovations.

The trials will take place in new future of transport zones: Portsmouth and Southampton, the West of England Combined Authority, and Derby and Nottingham. These new zones will join the West Midlands, the country’s existing future of transport zone.

The zones will enable real-world testing and allow experts to collaborate with councils, hospitals, airports and universities. Innovative ways to transport people and goods will be tested there.

One such project is the transportation of medical supplies from clinics on the Isle of Wight to hospitals on the mainland in order to make significant time savings.

The government also plans to consult on the requirement of e-scooters and their impact on the UK transport system.

It plans to look at the requirements for both e-scooters and those currently using them to ensure the vehicles are safe for use on roads.

Emerging technology will also be explored in bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services in order to make the planning and payment of journeys simpler.

West of England Combined Authority will test different booking platforms, which will allow people to book one journey online across multiple modes of transport.

In addition, self-driving cars will be tested, transporting passengers between Bristol Airport, central Bath and the Northern Arc.

Portsmouth and Southampton will trial new technologies to improve travel in car-dominated areas outside of major cities and offer people the option to plan journeys through smartphone apps.

Derby and Nottingham will receive more than £15m for mobility hubs, which can integrate public transport, bike hire, car clubs and electric vehicles.

It will set up a website and an app to keep users more informed about transport choices and to simplify payments.