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Tonic selected for important UK road safety and security project

Safe and Secure Roads

Tonic has been awarded a ground breaking multi-year contract to help bring safer and more secure roads to the UK. The project, named Galileo, is sponsored by the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum (NRPIF) and supported by Highways England, the government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. Galileo will focus on enabling greater collaboration between stakeholders and increased use of data driven intelligence to support decision making, initially at a local level.

Key outcomes for Galileo will be:

  • Reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on the road
  • Denying criminals use of the road

To help achieve sustainable improvement, these will be underpinned by two core elements:

  • Behavioural change; and
  • Procedural Justice

To deliver the project, Tonic is providing a multi-disciplined team that brings a combination of domain experience, innovation and technology – but as a key aspect of the project is around collaboration, we will also be drawing together the vast experience that exists across the many stakeholders as well as working in partnership with Keele University’s School of Social Science and Public Policy.

A unique feature of Tonic’s approach to Galileo is to bring experience from the aerospace industry, where Tonic is deeply engaged in delivering collaborative safety and operations improvement programmes.  These programmes are underpinned by technology enabled collaborative stakeholder working, including data sharing protocols and shared benefit models.  Through this collaborative approach, new levels of intelligence are being derived for the industry though operational insights and decision support driven by Tonic’s red.thread® big data and advanced analytics technologies.

Ultimately, Project Galileo is aiming high, with the team’s shared mission statement being “To help create the safest and most efficient road network that will ever exist through closer collaboration with our partners and the use of intelligent data. By combining the power of our people with the latest technology, we will be relentless in our determination to drive harm and disruption off our roads, wherever it exists.”

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Keasey Head of the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum and SRO for Project Galileo said “We are excited by this new innovative collaboration with Tonic Analytics, who we believe will significantly assist National Roads Policing and our partners to meet current and future capability and demand led challenges. A key component to their work will be providing a digitally enabled outcome-based framework for Roads Policing, central to which will be the ability to perform ‘Big Data’ analysis across multiple complex data sets for the benefit of a wide spectrum of public and private stakeholders.”

Given the urgency of need, the first outputs from Galileo will take place as early as December 2017.

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