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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:

  • Transition to driverless cars
  • Safety issues related to the adoption of autonomous vehicles
  • Accessibility to transport
  • How work productivity will be affected?
  • Which jobs will be needed when intelligent mobility becomes a reality?
  • Outlook at future traffic, expectations and reality check
  • The impact of emerging car technologies on the environment

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Prospective autonomous driving

 

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Characteristic jam traffic in a current motorway

Conference Participation

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

Presentations

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.

Workshops

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

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 info@impart-upp.co.uk. Also contact us if you would prefer submitting  a poster using your own template.

Exhibition

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.

Sponsors

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.

Venue

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Link to directions:  nottinghamconferencecentre.co.uk

Organising partners

The conference is organised by Loughborough, Coventry, De Montfort and Nottingham Trent Universities in partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult.

 

 

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