THIS ONE DAY CONFERENCE WILL PURSUE A CRITICAL LOOK AT INTELLIGENT MOBILITY AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF FUTURE TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES AND POLICIES ON HUMAN SOCIETY AND EVERYDAY LIFE
THE MIDLANDS INTELLIGENT MOBILITY CONFERENCE 2018
Intelligent Mobility is about bringing together emerging technology and transport services to offer the best travelling experience for commuters. The concept of Mobility as a Service has taken strength in recent times encouraged by developments in autonomous vehicles and the foresight of a future where driverless cars can be shared amongst many people eliminating the need for extensive parking places in cities. Sharing driverless cars combined with efficient public transport systems and optimised traffic control have the potential to reduce flow in roads and motorways as well as the number of accidents due to human error. However, this idealised futuristic vision requires first to achieve the necessary technological developments, second to guarantee efficient performance while maintaining safety on the roads and lastly, to gain public acceptance. In the last point there are many factors to consider; how will intelligent mobility affect the way we live? Our jobs, economy, safety, productivity and the environment?
The conference will cover the following topics through presentations and workshop discussions:
Contributors are invited to attend presentations, visit the exhibition, present posters and participate in workshop discussions. The plenary session will include topics on how new transport systems could change the way we travel, and how mobility needs will change during the transition period towards full automation with presenters including Prof Phil Blythe, Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Transport
We have a programme including parallel sessions for presentations and workshop discussions. The presentations will explore what are the potential benefits from intelligent mobility and how to achieve them, but also looking at the disbenefits and what should we do to avoid them. The topics include Mobility, Safety, Economy and the Environment.
There will be two parallel workshops for open discussion to get views and opinions from as many different perspectives as possible on the challenges for Intelligent Mobility (IM) and how to promote positive outcomes from IM applications as quickly as possible. One of the workshops will focus on the actions for individuals and industry while the other workshop will focus on the actions for government and local authorities.
Posters on current related research will provide opportunities for networking and discussion during the conference. We are looking for posters that clearly describe an intelligent mobility challenge, its antecedents, approaches, plans and milestones, and give examples of IM issues in connection with society. The deadline poster submission is Monday 4th December 2017. Please register your poster, there is a template available size A1 than can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also contact us if you would prefer submitting a poster using your own template.
This year’s conference will showcase the best the Midlands has to offer in the area of Intelligent Mobility. Over 20, individually selected SMEs, ‘start-ups’ and Local Authorities will present their projects, products and services, including innovative journey planning tools, through to sustainable transport options and emerging government initiatives – all to support the smarter, greener and more efficient movement of people and goods.
For industry wishing to have a closer access to the conference, we can offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities with tangible and measurable benefits. Please contact us for more information.
Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
Link to directions: nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk
The conference is organised by Loughborough, Coventry, De Montfort and Nottingham Trent Universities in partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult.