Two days, over 30 inspiring presentations

The TaaS Technology conference has attracted industry leading experts from all the major companies involved in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.

The presentations will be based around our key topics which collectively provide complete coverage of the CAV & TaaS. If you are interested in speaking, please contact or call +44 (0)24 76718970

Speakers Include

Thomas Scharnhorst
David Williams
David Trousdale
Dan Hubert
John McCarthy
Nathan Marsh
Safa Alkateb
Dan Cauchy
Arwyn Jones
Chris Jackson
Mike Dempsey
Don Dhaliwal
Kevin Vincent
Irfon Watkins
Stéphane Petti
Charlotte Walker-Osborn
Steve Marsh
Geoff Davis
Gavin Kenny
Aaron Dale
Stefan Koch
Ian Pengelly
Robin North
Sebastian Peck
Riccardo Mariani
Dr. Clifford Liem
Nigel Clarke
George Filip
Trystan Eeles
Tom Robinson
Piia Karjalainen
Sami Pippuri
Richard Porter
Ruptesh Pattanayak
Peter Stoker
Tom Westendorp
Sarah Gayton
Marc Jadoul
Richard Harris
Yuki Liu
Julien Masson
Devrim Kara
Ben Gardner
Mike Blyth
Mark Thomas
Deepa Rangarajan
Iwan Parry
Tomaso Grossi
Alex Weedon
Chris Lane
Kieran Harte
James Carter
Michael Casson
Nic Cary
Paul Jennings

 Conference Chairs

Andrew Parkes, Executive Director - Mobility and Transport, Coventry University

Andrew moved to Coventry University in September 2015 to lead the new Research Centre in Mobility and Transport. He was Chief Scientist (Life Sciences) at UK Transport Research Laboratory following research appointments at Birmingham, Loughborough and Leeds Universities. His background is in Psychology and Human Factors and he is active in areas of virtual reality and simulation, autonomous and connected mobility, transport design and safety.

He was Vice President of the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI) and is Honorary Professor of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Interests over his career have expanded from accident causation and investigation, through to a much wider view of the efficiency, acceptability and safety of transport systems. 

He has published over 200 journal articles, book contributions and sponsored reports in the areas of driver behaviour and performance. Research impact has included i) design of vehicle secondary safety systems, ii) design of in-vehicle interfaces, iii) legislation on driver distraction. iv) international standards for measurement of driver behaviour, v) use of simulation for training and research.

James Carter, Principal Consultant, Vision Mobility

James Carter is Principal Consultant of Vision Mobility, a Toronto based consultancy that specializes in helping Startups, Government, Industry Associations and established companies better understand New Mobility and how to pivot towards new opportunities. James has over 20 years automotive experience, including 19 years with Toyota in Australia, Japan and North America.

Richard Harris, Business Development - Europe, Ohmio Automotion

Richard is internationally recognized as a leading expert in ITS. He has over 30 years’ experience, held senior positions in companies (including ICC, AECOM, WSP, Logica and Xerox) and industry associations (including ITS(UK), ERTICO, PIARC, IRF, IBEC, MaaS Alliance….) and been at the forefront of ITS development and deployment. His role at HMI is to develop business in Europe and elsewhere to help exploit the technical game changing company innovations in transportation systems and services.

Richard was inducted into the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame in 2015 as the recipient of the life time achievement award. His citation read ‘An effective and charismatic champion and thought-leader for ITS for over 25 years who selflessly promotes ITS in general, without commercial considerations or bias. Known, respected, trusted and liked by ITS professionals all over the world, his commitment in worldwide organizations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’ 

Panel: Financing Models for Future Mobility

1. In your experience, what are the key success factors that enable companies to deploy and scale up their service in European and world-wide markets?

2. What are the types of financial mechanism and support that are or would accelerate the deployment of new solutions & services in Transport?

3. How could EU/EIB funding initiatives further support this development and deployment process?

Stéphane Petti
European Investment Bank
Dan Hubert
Alex Weedon
Transport Systems Catapult
Sebastian Peck
InMotion Ventures
Mark Thomas

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: Implementing Future Mobility into cities - a view from the real world

One thing is clear, the number of stakeholders in TaaS is expanding as quickly as the technology is evolving. But local authorities have a need to improve mobility now, but without becoming hostages to legacy systems. This session will explore the practical, pragmatic and real life issues that will either advance or constrain implementation.

Richard Harris
Ohmio Automotion
Sarah Gayton
National Federation of the Blind of the UK
Marc Wiseman
Chris Lane
Transport for West Midlands
Nathan Marsh

Panel: The UK as a global leader in real world testing strategy

Testbeds are the facilities used to develop the technologies for intelligent mobility. The UK has world class testing facilities, including proving grounds and virtual environments. The UK is positioning itself as a global leader in real world testing, backed by Government and Industry investment. This panel session will discuss some of the pain points the UK testbeds have encountered whilst setting up their facilities. This panel session is a must-attend for all those developing CAV and Future Mobility technologies. The panel session will also prove very valuable for the global community, especially if you are looking to implement real world testing facilities or if you are looking to test your technology using the UK facilities.

Kevin Vincent
Coventry University
Peter Stoker
Iwan Parry
Geoff Davis
Paul Jennings
WMG at the University of Warwick
Richard Porter
Meridian Mobility

Panel: Ethics in CAV deployments

This panel session will consider the ethical issues around future connected and autonomous vehicle deployments, particularly around considerations for safety, user engagement, operations, insurance, legal and standards. 

Don Dhaliwal
George Filip
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Tom Robinson
Arwyn Jones
Beacon Centre for the Blind
Ruptesh Pattanayak
Charlotte Walker-Osborn

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.


The impact of CAVs on Highways Network Management: A service delivery perspective from Amey

David Trousdale - Amey

To date the focus of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) has tended to centre on providing drivers and passengers with a better, safer and more enjoyable driving experience, however Highways and transport industry are beginning to realise that CAVs will transform the way in which they function. Amey, as a leading service delivery organisation for multiple local and strategic highways clients, believes this transformation will result in a new revolutionary approach to Highways network management. Highways managers will not only have access to new data from CAVs to manage their networks more effectively, they will also need to consider how future roads will need to be designed and built with CAVs in mind. This presents an exciting opportunity for the highways industry, resulting in a paradigm shift in road management as we know it.

Intelligent Mobility - citizen centric considerations for CAV, EV and TaaS

John McCarthy - Arup

To imagine the mobility solutions of the future is to focus on the importance of considering mobility as part of an overall system. The journey will merge with other aspects of an individual's life causing blurring of lines around action and mode of transport (i.e. working while in an autonomous vehicle). Therefore, the design, consideration and business value associated with mobility has to be linked with other parts of the business in order to fully extract optimum pricing models and user requirements.

What is clear is that 'Mobility' is bound by the emerging markets of Connected, Autonomous, Electric and Shared vehicles and reflects the need to consider new business models for both the supplier and user alike. What is clear is that we are on the cusp of great change. What this change means and how we can take advantage of it for personal and societal needs is one that we must address in the short term and set up the ground rules for deployment of new technologies. From improved social integration, access to mobility and job creation, the potential must be balanced against the need for security, safety and trust in the information and the service that is being provided.

How and why the taxi industry can lead the mobility revolution

Safa Alkateb - Autocab

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Accelerating Connected Car Software Development Through Open Source

Dan Cauchy - Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

The race to roll out new technology features, mobility services and autonomous vehicles continues to heat up across the tech and automotive industries. In order to compete at the speed of a tech company, many automakers have shifted from traditional development processes to agile, rapid development through open source software.

Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) at The Linux Foundation, will provide an overview of AGL, key milestones including the launch of Toyota's AGL-based infotainment system globally, and the project roadmap for the future including vehicle-to-cloud services and functional safety. He will also discuss AGL's vision for an open source platform for autonomous driving that will help accelerate the development of self-driving technology while creating a sustainable ecosystem that can maintain it as it evolves over time. 

AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform for connected and autonomous Vehicles

Thomas Scharnhorst - AUTOSAR

AUTOSAR Classic was released more than ten years ago with the first release which was entirely intended for the embedded architectures of classical ECUs. AUTOSAR by now develops a completely new approach to cope with that challenging environment of internet access in cars in order to make vehicles intelligent and adaptive, which is named AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform. This aims to support dynamic deployment of customer applications in providing an environment that requires high-end computing power and which is connecting deeply embedded and non-AUTOSAR systems in a smooth way while preserving typical features originated in deeply embedded systems like safety.

Driverless cars - The future of road transport and the implications for insurance

David Williams - AXA Insurance

The session will cover the government backed consortia, look at the ongoing government consultation and how it may impact the regulatory timetable, and the wider implications of European restrictions / opportunities. Data will be a key area going forward and we will look at the issues in that regard, together with the wider work carried out by Thatcham and the ABI ADIG (Autonomous Driving Group). It will also look at the potential impact on insurance risks and products in a future of connected and autonomous vehicles, and speculate as to how quickly we will see these vehicles on UK roads. There will be a brief overview of the implications for the commercial vehicle space (it's not just cars!) and particularly the UK haulage industry.

Driving the CAV agenda and influencing regulatory reform: drawing on experience from CAV projects

Chris Jackson - Burges Salmon

Connected and autonomous vehicles are rapidly becoming a technological, social and economic reality. They will change the way we travel and the way we think about transport. Whilst the technology is undoubtedly fundamental, it is critical that the legal environment evolves to reflect the emerging challenges presented by the development of CAVs in an appropriate and timely way. Law must be an enabler of change and the Government’s initiation of a three year review by the Law Commission recognises this.

Drawing on its experience through involvement in four Innovate UK funded CAV projects – VENTURER, FLOURISH, Capri and Robopilot – Burges Salmon will explore the lessons learned so far in terms the development of legal and regulatory frameworks to support the successful deployment of CAVs in key areas such as insurance, liability, data and cyber security. In doing so, Burges Salmon will demonstrate how legal reform will enable the development and deployment of market-ready CAVs. 

Virtual testing of autonomous vehicles

Mike Dempsey - Claytex

Many OEMs and technology companies are promising the availability of autonomous vehicles on the roads in the next few years, including the UK government industrial strategy saying that they want them on the road by 2021. These trends present some huge challenges to the engineers tasked with designing, developing and testing of these vehicles to make sure they function safely.

With the complexity of the next generation vehicles it will be hardly practical, within the time frames proposed, to carry out comprehensive physical testing of all the vehicle systems. Rand Corporation did some research and came up with the figure of 5 billion miles as the distance an autonomous car needs to drive before we can have the statistical confidence that it is safe. It is not practical to drive that far, so simulation is going to be necessary to support the physical testing and validation of autonomous vehicles. STC Annual Conference

Using rFpro and Dymola virtual test environments can be created and have full control of weather, lighting, traffic scenarios and pedestrians. Simulation will also allow us to quickly move from city test scenarios to motorways and to different locations around the world without having to drive between them. This will compress the number of virtual miles we need to test.  

Human centered design of shared and automated vehicles

Cyriel Diels - Coventry University

To date, automotive design and research is heavily biased towards the driver. However, with the rapid advance of vehicle automation, the driving task will increasingly being taken over by a machine. Automation by itself, however, will not be able to tackle the transport challenges we are facing and the need for shared mobility is now widely recognized. Future mobility solutions are therefore expected to consist of Shared and Automated Vehicles (SAV). This means that the passenger experience will take centre stage in the design of future road vehicles. Whereas at first sight this may not appear to be different to the experience in other modes of transport, automation and shared mobility introduce different psychological, physical and physiological challenges. These are related to the fact that the occupant is no longer in control, has to put his or her life in the hands of a computer, while at the same time expects such future vehicles to render travel time more efficient or pleasurable and engage in so-called non-driving related tasks. Taking inspiration from work conducted in the field of aircraft passenger comfort experience, we discuss major comfort factors in the con-text of SAV and highlight both similarities and differences between transport modes. We present a human centred design framework to assist both the research agenda and the development of safe, usable, comfortable, and desirable future mobility solutions

Transportation-as-a-Service: much more than advanced vehicle design

Andrew Parkes - Coventry University

We are probably finally past ‘peak hype’ and technology-push on autonomous vehicles and a new realism is setting in. Understanding of systems potential and limitations is maturing and greater focus is given to issues of testing, user acceptance, regulation, infrastructure support and business models. This talk traces some of the developments that led to Coventry being at the centre of transport design and engineering since the days of James Starley and Frederick Simms and looks forward to the role being taken to develop future systems. 

How blockchain will accelerate Transportation-as-a-Service

Irfon Watkins - Dovu

Blockchain technology will allow the transfer of value between different actors that were previously separated in isolated ecosystem, transforming mobility into a unique, fluid service. Smart Contracts will unlock new and personalised business models to reward users for positively impacting the future of their cities.

Innovative transport EU financing

Stéphane Petti - European Investment Bank

We need to transform our transport system, to be more efficient, safe, inclusive and sustainable, to serve better the needs of travellers. Technology is already fundamentally changing transport, as we know it, enabling new mobility solutions and services.

There are a number of public and private EU funding and financing instruments available that support the development and deployment of innovative EU-wide transport initiatives, within and across transport modes. It can be however challenging for innovators to make the leap from one stage of development to another. EU-budget also needs to be used strategically, to maximise its leverage effect. The high level of investment needed to materialise the mobility of the future will require new ways of financing and an increase in private capital contribution. 

The content of this session is to discuss approaches and possibilities in funding and financing innovative transport projects and which new concrete measures will be needed to ensure a sustainable transition to the mobility of tomorrow. A shared vision between stakeholders is key for the successful deployment of any future mobility system and therefore increased cooperation of all stakeholders, old and new, is essential. 

Powering future smart cities and autonomous fleets with extreme data

Steve Marsh - GeoSpock

The data demands for smart city and automotive applications are extreme and so the need for processing engines that sit at the heart of next-generation smart infrastructure is rising rapidly. It’ll be this ability to visualise and draw insight from extreme-scale data, that will elevate the way the mobility ecosystem operates and scales.  Founder and CTO of GeoSpock – an extreme-scale, data integration company that provides analytics, builds insight, and enables predictions across space and time – Dr. Steve Marsh will explore the increasing data demands of autonomous fleets in future smart cities. Using GeoSpock’s Location Intelligence as a Service (LlaaS) Product Showcase as an example, Dr. Marsh will demonstrate how data visualisation at speed and scale can help to provide traffic management solutions, real-time congestion management, and proactive scheduling of traffic flow to meet changing transport demands of future smart cities. 

Blockchain and security for connected & autonomous vehicles

Gavin Kenny - IBM

With car industry is going through the most radical change in its history, not only in terms of new energy sources and drive trains but in how we use and treat cars. Closer personalisation of the vehicles we use but at the same time looser ties to vehicle ownership is causing major disruption to the industry. The use of Blockchain and higher focus on protecting the computer systems in and around vehicles not only makes this possible but will be essential to ensure the high levels of trust needed can be delivered to make these new paradigms a reality. Gavin will briefly discuss these topics and what IBM is doing to support the industry grow in such a highly competitive environment.

Autonomous driving: The changes to come

Aaron Dale - IHS Markit

As momentum builds in the industry’s progression towards full autonomy, a combination of market forces are poised to determine the pace of adoption, many of which operate at a regional level. As such, regional disparities are beginning to emerge in the wake of varied legalisation, governmental support and testing programs.

Join IHS Markit in accessing the short-term impact that autonomous technology and a move towards transportation-as-a-service will have on the automotive supply chain.

A hand of ACES? Playing wisely as cities and fleets in an uncertain world

Robin North - Immense Simulations

New vehicle technologies and business models (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification and Sharing) are providing cities and mobility providers with new opportunities to deliver transport services more efficiently and more profitably with lower impacts. Playing these ‘cards’ wisely requires a new generation of collaborative decision support methods - providing an interface between cities and fleets. Our Immense ‘Simulations-as-a-Service’ integrate new data and legacy assets to test the impacts of alternative futures - disruptions and opportunities. In this talk we will share case study examples of how we can empower enhanced decision-making.

Analog parking in a digital world - B2B marketplace for connected cars

Stefan Koch - INRIX Europe GmbH

Deliver a seamless in-car experience network which connects digital buyers and sellers within the mobility services industry such as fuelling, parking, etc. and creating new opportunities.

Bring parking services, gas stations and other mobility services to the Internet and you can drive more business your way by making it easy for drivers to discover, acquire, and pay for your services from their dashboards or mobile devices. Digitize mobility services with SAP Vehicles Network (SVN), the cloud based Internet of Things (IoT) solution, powered by SAP Leonardo. SAP Vehicles Network (SVN) designed to help mobility services firms take advantage of the SAP Cloud Platform, smart devices and Big Data technologies.

SAP Connected Parking offers parking providers a digital backbone to consolidate parking space availability across multiple locations, reserve parking spaces, publish real-time status of parking space and improve use, visibility and efficiency.

Functional Safety for TaaS: safety architectures and tradeoffs

Riccardo Mariani - Intel

ISO 26262 functional safety standard is marching toward 2nd edition and ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Functionality, or SOTIF), is taking off.  The presentation will describe the status of those standards and how they apply to TaaS, from both HW, SW and system view. Different safety architectures will be compared, including the ones based on off the shelf components, together with their cost-safety-performance tradeoffs.

The key to safely drive current and future OEM business models

Dr. Clifford Liem - Irdeto

  • Consumers want simplicity in their lives, but the challenge is, connectivity often brings vulnerabilities that hackers will exploit. The challenge for car manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers then becomes how to provide the benefits that consumers expect in a safe and secure way.
  • In addition, as cars become autonomous at different levels, the OEM’s business model will shift from personally-owned vehicles to a fleet model. Implementing secure mobility-as-a-service and transportation-as-a-service business models will not be a nice to have. It will become essential to maintain a competitive edge.
  • As a result, protecting business data and securely enforcing policies assigned to the vehicle is crucial to allow business owners to deliver customizable experiences to their customers.  
  • Car manufacturers must balance safety while implementing a convenient, flexible and customizable driving experience for consumers operating today’s connected vehicles.

ITS (UK) CVIG - The Industry Group Perspective

Ian Pengelly - ITS UK

Names can be deceptive, acronyms even worse! Whilst the ITS (UK) title may give the impression of an industry group rooted in 'legacy' technology, we very much pride ourselves on helping our members to be aware of and understand the wider issues related to transport and how technology plays a part in addressing those. With a plethora of new solutions being banded around to replace 'sliced bread' as the next best thing and a fast paced industry with more players than ever before, our role is more arguably becoming more important (and challenging). This is what we see and postulate.

All-terrain Autonomy

Nigel Clarke - Jaguar Land Rover

Myths and Reality of the Global Marketplace and what this means for our customers. We will also discuss the challenges facing the sensing systems if we are to address the realities that our customers face across the world.  Finally we will look at some of the exciting work going on in JLR Research to make All-terrain Autonomy a reality.

TaaS and CAVs - Breaking the paradigm of "my-car, my-trip, my-space"

Trystan Eeles - Liftango

Over the next 3-10 years, we will still have 90% of the transport infrastructure that we currently have (roads, bridges, car parks). Therefore, in order to support increased demand for mobility, we need to fully realise the benefits of TaaS and CAVs. To do this, the traditional paradigm of my-car, my-trip, my-space will have to change. 

Just as the traditional car ownership model has built slowly towards the current state, and is already beginning to change, our perception of a car as a private space will also change. Over the past decades, urbanisation, congestion and, more recently the much-vaunted sharing economy, have all contributed to the change in this accepted model, with the likes of GoGet, ZipCar. The social and technological landscape is changing, the scene is set for a big change.

The opportunities that TaaS and CAV can bring to a transport ecosystem will no doubt have a significant positive impact on the built and social landscape of our lives. But to maximise this benefit, we need to break this my-car, my-trip, my-space paradigm. The nascent transport models of technology driven on-demand buses, on-demand carpooling and trip sharing is already making inroads into this shift. Through incentivising, rewarding, gamification and simplicity of experience, we are seeing the beginnings of a groundswell of behaviour change. Currently, offering up the latent capacity in your car to service demand for mobility is a personal choice, you have to opt-in, which requires an effort on the part of the driver (albeit small) to input trips. CAVs, which by definition, will respond to a structured trip request demand (time and destination) can allow sharing of on-demand mobility to be the default model (opt-out). TaaS, will take this a step further, making cross platform, capacity and route optimisation on-the-fly the default model. Opting-out will become the norm rather than opting-in.

MaaS - from hype to delivery

Piia Karjalainen - MaaS Alliance

The real beauty of Mobility as a Service is that it is the end-user who decides. Everyone in the transport system should then have the same ultimate goal: to fulfil the mobility needs of users. The transport system and services should not be planned based on an 'either/or' basis but instead provide the most suitable option based on the passenger's needs. By combining various transport services we can provide attractive mobility options also for those whose needs haven't been fulfilled by traditional public transit services. Integration and co-creation are the key words.  

How will digitalization change the automotive industry and the landscape of our cities?

Sami Pippuri - MaaS Global

The automobile has been a major force in shaping cities as we know them. With the advent of new mobility services, compounded by sharing economy, digitalization is going to shape cities in as significant ways as the automobile once did. For the automotive industry, the changing attitudes towards the economics of car ownership and environment, this brings up new threats and opportunities. This session discusses the societal and OEM change needs and opportunities for building better quality of life for city dwellers, as well as new business.

Intelligent mobility: a pillar for a smarter city. The vision from Microsoft

Luca Cassani - Microsoft

The rise of cloud technology and the ability to ingest and process ever growing set of data offers an enabling platform for cities and privates to build smart mobility solutions on. Whether we take the point of view of a citizen or of a transportation professional, data and information are at the heart of a better ecosystem.

From simplifying search and payment for an end user to offer a seamless multimodal experience to offer greater insight for mobility planning or incident response, the approach of Microsoft is to enable an interconnected ecosystem for mobility, where multiple single-point solutions coexist and are integrated to share data on the backed.

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. 

Ensuring the future accessibility, mobility and independence of disabled people in future autonomous urban environments

Sarah Gayton - National Federation of the Blind of the UK

Government legislation requires all town streets to be inclusive, which means that everyone, whether young or old, blind, partially sighted or disabled, must be able to walk and access their town and to cross the road safely.   Traditional safety and navigational features in streets and roads, such as pavements, kerbs, dropped kerbs, controlled pedestrians crossings and tactile paving, will still be required, to allow disabled people to independently access the urban environments.  Technology advances in the autonomous vehicle sector has to be developed with a detailed design knowledge of how the urban environment needs to be inclusively designed for disabled people to unlock the benefits these vehicles can potentially bring to disabled people who currently cannot drive.

The future of connected cars: beyond autonomous horses

Marc Jadoul - Nokia

A famous quote attributed to Henry Ford is: "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." In his presentation, Marc Jadoul will explore what's needed to take connected cars beyond 'autonomous horses'. He'll explore the requirements for and the impact of new information and communication technologies like 5G wireless networks, software platforms, and the Internet of Things on road safety, business models and the user experience of drivers and passengers.

Accelerating the race to AI Self-Driving Cars

Tom Westendorp - NVIDIA

For many years car-makers, tier1's mobility providers, universities and other organizations have been working on developing driver assistance systems and self-driving cars. Conventional computer vision used for ADAS is reaching its threshold because it is impossible to write code for every possible scenario as a vehicle navigates. In order to develop a truly autonomous car, deep learning and artificial intelligence are required. With deep learning, the vehicle can be trained to have super-human levels of perception, driving safer than anyone on the road. An end-to-end artificial intelligence platform based on supercomputers in the cloud and in the vehicle enables cars to get smarter and smarter. Coupled with an extensive software development kit with vision and AI libraries and software modules, automakers, tier 1s, and start-ups can build scalable systems from ADAS to full autonomy.

The role of the authorities in TaaS in cities and regions

Richard Harris - Ohmio Automotion

City and regional authorities of government have a duty of responsibility to their communities. They set and pursue the policy objectives for their community. However disruptive travel services are now offered directly to the public without the authorities being involved. This makes it even more difficult to coordinate and influence travel within their jurisdictions. There is no doubt that effective, inclusive and attractive TaaS provision can contribute to policy objectives and provide clear benefits and outcomes. The city determines and balances the allocation of space for people and vehicles and has control over the levers that can influence transport. To ensure that the benefits of TaaS are realised they need to be involved in TaaS so that they understand what is happening in their city region.

The open and modular approach in the automotive and new mobility industry

Yuki Liu - Open Motors

The presentation will analyze how Transportation/Mobility as a Service will take over Ownership cars becoming the major form of transportation in 3 phases:

- What is happening right now: a quick macro analysis of the major trends in New Mobility and the problems related
- The car of the future: how the perfect car for TaaS / MaaS should be
- How we can get there: all the necessary ingredients to shape a vehicle designed & engineered for TaaS / Maas

From ownership to usership

Julien Masson - Orange Business Services

Leverage connectivity to build an engaging customer journey enabling mobility as a service
•             Open up new in-car use cases by delivering high-speed, seamless connectivity addressing both vehicle centric and consumer services
•             Learn about your customers and create a trusted relationship thanks to transparent data collection, robust security and privacy regulation compliance
•             Make the necessary digital transformation of your organization to deliver an outstanding customer journey for mobility as a service

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The Journey So Far and The Road Ahead

Ben Gardner - Pinsent Masons

The presentation will explore some of the key legal issues which are presented by CAVs. In particular the session will consider what are the main obstacles to the widespread use of CAVs what are the key risks for those developing, testing and commercialising CAV technology. The presentation will also analyse the efforts which are underway in the UK and elsewhere to put in place regulatory frameworks which can keep up with the rapid develop of CAVs.

MaaS - How to make it happen for fleet operators, cities and passengers

Devrim Kara - PTV Group

Congestion and pollution in the road network especially in urban areas is increasing. Growth in demand is putting pressure on public transport infrastructure which is becoming less comfortable in peak hours and more expensive to build and operate. Shared mobility concepts offer an interesting potential and big players in the transport industry are gearing up to deliver various MaaS services. Whatever happens MaaS services have to be planned and delivered in collaboration between the transport infrastructure operators (the city and national authorities) and the transport services operators (roads, public transport and MaaS fleet operators). Transport simulation and modelling can help analyse various scenarios and support in building successful and profitable business models for MaaS that also work for the objectives of the transport authorities.

TaaS – Why and How to Act Now

Mike Blyth - Ricardo

We hear a great deal about ‘The Future’ of TaaS and CAV, but the reality is that the future is here now, at least on a small scale. In the race to gather market and usage data, large consortiums are forming and the opportunities for independent parties are reducing. Global Brands threaten to monopolise fledgling markets.
The market for automobiles and the existing value chain will continue to grow, but new products and customers may be required for existing manufacturers and suppliers to remain competitive. Opportunities for new offerings and revenue streams can be leveraged to offset those in decline.
We present key technological and market considerations to prepare for the benefits, challenges and interactions of TaaS and CAV. These include practical insights and metrics gained from Pilot market and customer usage trial projects.

The future of mobility as a service and how to prepare for autonomous mobility as a service

Mark Thomas - Ridecell

The presentation will analyze how entering the carsharing and ridesharing services today are the best way for vehicle manufacturers to best position themselves for the coming autonomous service revolution

  • Learn how to quickly launch and scale a new mobility service to achieve maximum profitability.
  • Learn how vehicle utilization in new mobility services drives profitability and which techniques to use to achieve the highest utilization rates.
  • Learn what's required to launch a new mobility service offering, including end-to-end workflow, dispatch, scheduling, balancing supply, demand, CRM and payments.    
  • Examine lessons learned from launching one of the largest car sharing programs in the US market 


Vehicle Autonomation. Is this the solution to car sharing?

Deepa Rangarajan - SBD Automotive

In recent years a number of car sharing platforms have emerged that are potentially threatening vehicle manufacturers traditional business model. However, in many cases the profitability of such new schemes is yet to be proven, especially due to required infrastructure requirements. One potential way forward is to fully automate those vehicles in order to reduce some of the costs constraints. 

The author will explore some of the benefits but also the remaining challenges when automating car sharing solutions, if a widescale deployment was to be considered. He will also contrast car sharing with the traditional vehicle ownership model.

HD Maps: Mapping the Road to Autonomous Driving

Tomaso Grossi - TomTom

As the race towards autonomous driving intensifies, TomTom is developing innovative technologies to power autonomous driving vehicles. An example of that is HD Maps, a crucial component in autonomous driving systems. The TomTom HD Map allows automated vehicles to precisely locate themselves on the road, to build a detailed model of the surrounding environment working together with the vehicle sensors, and to plan their path to destination. Combining best-in-class map making, innovative map delivery and a multi-source approach to map observation intake, TomTom is building an end-to-end mapping system that will help make autonomous driving a reality sooner.

How data is driving Intelligent Mobility

Eifion Jenkins - Transport Systems Catapult

The presentation will focus on the need to develop the UK transport data infrastructure to enable new comprehensive mobility services to be offered.

Uber: The Future of Urban Mobility

Kieran Harte - Uber

Having evolved the way that cities around the world utilise cars with their popular apps, Uber is now focusing on how they can bring that magic to other transportation modes. Recent announcements surrounding the integration of electric bikes, VTOL, car rental, air travel and public transportation ticketing into the service position Uber as a significant multi-modal operator.

Are dealers done for? Exploring the new retail environment in new mobility.

James Carter - Vision Mobility

The Automotive industry is on the edge of a massive transformation. Not a day goes by where there's more news about Self Driving Cars, yet there has been very little discussion about the effects on automotive retail and retail at large, even though the potential for disruption is huge. As technology coalesces around the "CASE" vehicle platform (Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric), these significantly impact each major revenue stream of a dealer's operations - Sales, Parts and Service. Taxi-bots move sales to fleets, AVs and ADAS features reduce accidents and therefore parts sales; and EVs reduce maintenance by 50%. As well, large sums that have been invested in facilities may no longer be suitable in a New Retail environment. However, for dealers and retailers with foresight and openness to change, there are ways to navigate the "Retail Mobility" path and exploit the huge opportunities that this revolution will bring.

Vulog: Delivering value generative shared models that pave the road to autonomy

Michael Casson - Vulog

Whilst the common consensus is that the ongoing mobility disruption will converge into some form of shared autonomy, the question of who will get there and how is far from defined. Despite this uncertainty, the case for traditional players to diversify with a shared mobility service is more apparent than ever. Existing stakeholders who launch new mobility services are not only positioning themselves well for the autonomous disruption but are also diversifying with profitable and scalable models.

The Application of Blockchain to Transportation-as-a-Service


I will explain how blockchain technology works and why it is an obvious enabler for Transportation-as-a-Service. Without a common open framework on which to build value, TaaS will be mired in a series of competing offerings and siloed services. Blockchain technology offers the potential to enable us to participate in a marketplace for TaaS services that is highly secure and trustworthy. I am the Automotive Lead for Iconic Blockchain which is developing the TSio Protocol. The TSio protocol provides a common means of exchange for everyone participating in TaaS, from customers to transport operators and payment providers. 

Test and evaluation of new CAV technologies and service

Paul Jennings - WMG at the University of Warwick

This talk will discuss the need for new approaches to ensure that connected and autonomous vehicles are dependable i.e. they are safe, secure, robust and reliable, and ultimately trusted by the public. It will consider a testing continuum from the digital world with modelling and simulation through to real-world public trials and early deployment. In particular it will focus on the vision for, and design of, WMG's "3xD Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles", an ESPRC funded facility providing an immersive, simulated environment for connected and autonomous vehicles, and the development of the new Meridian real-world test environment being led by WMG in the West Midlands.  

 Program Advisory Board

Andrew Parkes
Coventry University

James Carter
Vision Mobility

Jose Pozo

Martin Stevens
IT IS 3D Ltd

Paul Jennings
WMG (University of Warwick)

Richard Harris
HMI Technologies

*All speakers and presentations are subject to change.

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