Gaist and TRL Software: Combining data and technology to form a revolutionary new offering in Digital Asset Management

The development of new digital integrations between Gaist and TRL aiming to revolutionise how we plan and manage the road network is set to accelerate rapidly with the first Gaist-iROADS integration announcement.

As part of the global partnership announcement with TRL, it was outlined that the capability to ingest Gaist’s road asset data will be integrated into TRL Software’s cloud-native iROADS asset management system, enhancing each other’s existing data products and services to bring greater value to clients across the globe. Now, both parties are pleased to announce, this is a reality.

Clients looking to rapidly access deeper insights into their networks through iROADS can now access Gaist’s extensive array of capabilities, including extensive network surveys highlighting carriageway defects, public/private street inventories, up-to-date 360-degree imagery and advanced modelling all at the click of a button. To further complement this, custom integrations can be developed for clients whereby bespoke maintenance schemes developed by Gaist can be easily accessed in iROADS, taking current integrated digital asset management capabilities to a new level.

Increasing customer expectations and network demand on our roads can only be managed effectively with the right intervention at the right time. This is true whether the aim is fixing existing road issues, understanding road deterioration over long periods of time or planning and making cases for new, extensive investment. The re-architected, new generation iROADS digital asset management system from TRL and Gaist integration is designed with solving these core issues in mind.

The tie-up will see Gaist and TRL take another concrete step towards solving global roads challenges, shaping the road asset data and standards landscape and explore further potential advanced applications of roads data whilst supporting more efficient, greener and safer transport infrastructure.

Andrew Loveless, Gaist CRO, said: “This important alignment between two domain experts marks a milestone in the global application and exploitation of detailed, high-definition roads data.”

“The market is demanding integrated approaches to provide low cost of ownership and solutions which dramatically provide a step change in terms of efficiency and effectiveness”

TRL Software’s Head of Product Management, Subu Kamal added: “We know that good quality, timely roads data is what makes a digital platform like iROADS deliver value for our clients. Hence partnering with the leading provider of roads data is the natural choice. We now have high-resolution roads data from GAIST’s Highways platform available within iROADS in a simple, highly usable way for our clients. Both GAIST and TRL Software is investing in this relationship and watch out for more exciting developments in the near future”.

Advances in mobile technology and capturing techniques has taken the gathering and analysis of rich, detailed data about the road and roadscape to a new level- Gaist is at the forefront of these advances, with its intelligence utilised by countries around the globe.

The demand for its insights has boomed with its traditional customer base of local authorities now extended to broadband and utilities organisations alongside those at the forefront of the Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAVs) revolution. In combination with TRL’s world-leading iROADS asset management system, this rich, detailed data is more accessible than ever before.



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About Gaist:

Since 2007 Gaist have partnered across central and local governments, geospatial industries and infrastructure and telecommunications companies on a mission to change how we understand and interpret the roadscape.

Offering transformational roadscape intelligence and insights tailored to client needs, Gaist are at the forefront of delivering solutions focused on delivering value to partners across 4 continents.

Fuelled by a further round of investment from BGF in 2021, Gaist are collaborating in a series of global partnerships with aligned data and geospatial groups- combining and layering its datasets and insights with ‘best-in-class’ partners  to help further cement the UK’s reputation at the forefront of the transport technology market.



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About TRL

TRL is a global centre for innovation in transport and mobility. It provides world-leading research, technology and software solutions for surface transport modes and related markets engaged in intelligent, new mobility innovations.


Independent from government, industry and academia, TRL helps organisations create global transport systems that are safe, clean, affordable, liveable and efficient.


Established in 1933 within the British Government as the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, TRL was subsequently privatised in 1996. Today, TRL has more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries, driving positive societal and economic benefit worldwide.


Core areas of expertise include infrastructure asset management & asset technologies; intelligent transport systems & traffic operations; sustainability & healthy mobility; vehicle safety engineering & technology research; major incident investigations; human factors safety & behavioural science.


TRL is strategically investing, producing disruptive research and delivering innovation linked to:

  • Connected & self-driving vehicles
  • Ultra-low emission technologies
  • Shared mobility services
  • Intelligent asset information
  • Big data, machine learning & artificial intelligence.


Headquartered in the UK, nearly 1/3rd of TRL’s business is with overseas organisations. Its international focus covers Europe, India, Africa & Middle East, plus wider Commonwealth countries, supported by strategic collaborations in North America and Asia Pacific.