Attend the official launch of TRL’s scoot UTC 7.0

First published in Intertraffic Innovation News - June 30, 2020

TRL MG HeadshotIn 1973 The Transport Roads Research Laboratory (then part of the UK Department for Transport) started the research and development leading to SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) and the Kernel common to SCOOT UTC. Over the following 40 years, TRL led the continued research and development in delivering the requirements of the distributing traffic signals companies, right up to SCOOT MMX-SP1, otherwise known as 6.1.

On Tuesday, 30 June, at 12:30pm BST, TRL Software will officially release SCOOT UTC 7.0. and you can attend the event by registering at

What is in a name? TRL has a proud heritage as the design authority for SCOOT and in bringing SCOOT 7.0 to its customers. “Not only are we making the most up-to-date, feature-rich, enhanced SCOOT available, we are providing a full UTC to go with it,” says TRL’s Mike Guerin.

“We are taking urban traffic control one evolutionary jump forward: this generation of SCOOT enables a smooth transition from current proprietary products to an open architecture cloud-first model, designed with a user centric approach in mind,” Guerin explains.

Designed with the future in mind, TRL’s UTMC compliant UTC enables customers to optimise their existing infrastructure while providing a roadmap for a smart mobility future. Best-in-class user experience (UX) principles have been harnessed and customers have been given access to data, to promote usability and to enable users to visualise, analyse and improve traffic flows on their network.

TRL’s goal is to make SCOOT more accessible, easier to optimise and to help reduce the total cost of ownership in managing a UTC system.

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