UK firm Mott MacDonald is upgrading the urban traffic management and control common database system (UTMC) in the Greater Manchester region to the latest ITS interface specification.

The modernised system will provide an enhanced user interface for easier control room operation as well as improved management of accidents, events, incidents and roadworks.

In addition, journey time monitoring of local roads and motorways, car park management covering over 50 car parks across Manchester, Stockport and Wigan as well as enhanced strategic management will be included in the new system.

The company is working along with Greater Manchester Urban Traffic Control Unit to deliver the upgrades.