Two days, over 30 inspiring presentations

The TaaS Technology team are currently shortlisting the speakers to invite for the 2019 conference. To view the 2018 event details, click here.

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

Speakers Include

Xuan Jin
Natalie Sauber
John McCarthy
Catherine Faiers
Safa Alkateb
Dan Cauchy
Christian Bering Pedersen
Andrew Grant
Toby Poston
Zeina Nazer
Mike Dempsey
Tom Usher
Aline Gouget
Patrick Ayad
Chris Reeves
Jyoti Bhasin
Lars Klawitter
Riccardo Mariani
Boyd Cohen
Caterina Kiehntopf
Ken Horne
Edwin Kemp
Alan Clarke
Henry Odbert
Peter Stoker
Amit Rosenzweig
Mark Thomas
Sandra Witzel
Sharon Kindleysides
Tomaso Grossi
Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski
Beate Kubitz
Fred Jones
James Carter
Floris van de Klashorst
Clare Jones

Panel: Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?

Andrew Grant
Bloomberg NEF
Amit Rosenzweig
Jyoti Bhasin
Ken Horne
Keysight Technologies

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: How to break through with micro-mobility?

In this session panel members will identify a selection of the challenges to micro mobility, such as e-scooter and bike sharing, to better ways in which these can be satisfactorily and equitably addressed to greater benefits of both mobility consumers and city residents. The goal is to identify sustainable pathways for micro-mobility to help future cities and operators work together for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Topics include:

  • Safety vs customer friction - what comes first?
  • Docked vs Dockless - What's the best business model?,
  • How to control micro mobility pain points- ie disorderly parking, poor riding habits
  • Micro mobility for disabled, parents of young children and elderly
  • Working with cities and municipalities to achieve common goals

James Carter
Vision Mobility
Mark Thomas
Caterina Kiehntopf
JUMP Bikes
Sigrid Dalberg-Krajewski

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.

Panel: Myth Busters - Making the possible a reality

John McCarthy
Sharon Kindleysides
Smart Highways Magazine
Chris Reeves
Horiba Mira

Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.


Alibaba Cloud’s approach in automotive and AI

Xuan Jin - Alibaba Cloud

Awaiting abstract.

CAV and the new generation of data centre requirements

Natalie Sauber - Arcadis

When it comes to the future of transport, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) are among some of the most disruptive technologies we’re seeing today. By 2025, the industry predicts that CAVs are estimated to generate over $200 billion in annual global revenue for auto manufacturers and others. However, a less obvious consideration is that these vehicles will also transmit over 100 petabytes of data to the cloud each month. Clearly, the transfer and management of this volume of data will create unprecedented challenges. But, for every challenge there is an equal opportunity, and data centre providers must prepare themselves for this growth, both in the cloud and at the edge.

Does the consumer have an appetite for autonomy?

Catherine Faiers - Auto Trader

Autonomous technology is now a reality in almost all new vehicles and, whether you believe it will be in 5, 10, 15 or more years, the fully autonomous car will one day be on our streets. But whilst engineers continue to pioneer this tech, the question remains as to what the consumer makes of this technology. In this session Auto Trader will present the findings from its study into the consumer attitudes towards automated vehicle systems. Data on consumer awareness and attitudes towards on the road ADAS are revealed along with what consumers want to see from future systems to help map out future developments. Consumer perceptions of autonomous vehicles will also be discussed along with how and where consumers would like to see such vehicles in the future.    

Presentation title TBC - Autocab

Safa Alkateb - Autocab

Awaiting abstract.

Innovation in the Fast Lane: Accelerating Connected & Autonomous Development

Dan Cauchy - Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

The software required for today’s connected vehicles and tomorrow’s autonomous cars is too large and complex for any one company to develop alone. Some automakers are forging partnerships or making acquisitions, and many others are embracing cross-industry collaboration through open source software to drive rapid innovation.

Bringing autonomous vehicles to the roads of Scandinavia - an operational perspective

Christian Bering Pedersen - Autonomous Mobility

There is plenty of hype around autonomous vehicles, but what is the current situation in terms of practical implementation? Christian will present the current status of Autonomous Mobility’s work on bringing autonomous shuttles to the roads of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Challenges include: getting the right approvals from authorities, finding the right routes, operating in adverse weather conditions, training and managing a crew of safety drivers (still required by law), collecting and analysing operational data and many more. Reality doesn’t look like the hype - but the current reality of AVs is still pretty exciting.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Toby Poston - British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA)

LiDAR challenges and opportunities in ADAS for autonomous vehicles and their implications on road safety

Zeina Nazer - Cities Forum

By 2020, The European Union and the United States are mandating that all vehicles be equipped with autonomous emergency-braking systems and forward-collision warning systems. This means, the demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) assisting with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks is expected to increase. The main drivers behind ADAS are regulators and consumer interest in safety applications to protect drivers and reduce accidents. Car buyers are focusing on ADAS applications that promote comfort and economy, including parking assistance and blind spots monitoring.

This session aims to:

- identify ADAS technology that could gain early support and therefore will have an advantage when Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) reach the market

- Compare ADAS technologies in the market and their implications on Road Safety

- Identify the opportunities and challenges ahead in ADAS with the applications of Road Safety

Sensor models enabling autonomous vehicles to perceive the road ahead more clearly

Mike Dempsey - Claytex

The artificial intelligence (AI) in an AV learns by experience, so must be exposed to many thousands of possible scenarios in order to develop the correct responses. It would be unsafe and impractical to achieve this only through physical testing at a proving ground because of the timescales required. Instead a process of virtual testing in a simulated environment offers the scope to test many more interactions, more quickly and repeatably, before an AV is used on the public highway.

The challenge has been to ensure that virtual testing is truly representative, and that the AV will respond the same on the road as it did in simulation. Just as a driving simulator must immerse the driver in a convincing virtual reality, the sensor models used to test an AV must accurately reproduce the signals communicated by real sensors in real situations.

The presentation will cover the development of a suite of generic, ideal sensor models for radar, LiDAR and ultrasound sensors, using software from rFpro that has developed solutions for a number of technical limitations that have constrained sensor modelling until now, including new approaches to rendering, beam divergence, sensor motion and camera lens distortion.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Tom Usher - Europcar

A perspective on security-by-design approach in the new mobility era

Aline Gouget - Gemalto

Awaiting abstract.

Are you (still) in the Driver's Seat? – A Global View on The Future of Mobility

Patrick Ayad - Hogan Lovells

Autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles are transforming the automotive industry like no other innovation in decades. The latest industry trends present a wide range of challenges for traditional and new automotive and mobility companies, but they also offer exciting opportunities for those that manage to enhance their business model from automotive manufacturer to solution and service provider. Reducing exposure to risk and managing the various commercial and legal challenges requires organizations to anticipate and be prepared to navigate through the emerging legal risks. This presentation explores the major trends affecting the automotive market. The impact of these developments on some legal areas will be identified and then mapped to the businesses changes that will result.

The Narrative of the ‘One-Stop-Shop’ of Mobility

Lars Klawitter - InMotion

The industry moves towards a single multimodal platform, with multiple modes of transport providers integrated seamlessly. The race is on to become the 'One-Stop-Shop' of Mobility. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) as well as Journey Planners are competing in the race whilst cities are fighting to regain control.

An overview of TaaS reliability, security and functional safety challenges

Riccardo Mariani - Intel

The talk will provide an overview (at the different levels, i.e. HW, SW, application, service) of main TaaS reliability, cybersecurity and functional safety challenges, including requirements from international standards. It will also describe the implications to TaaS ecosystem.

From Mobility as a Service to Internet of Mobility

Boyd Cohen - iomob

In this talk, Dr. Cohen will explore how blockchain tech will enable an open, decentralized mobility marketplace to emerge in cities around the globe. Instead of proprietary closed software and closed networks, iomob is building an open mobility aggregation platform to allow any legal mobility and micro mobility service provider to be part of a seamless user experience from discovery through booking and payment.

Strategies for growth in a CAV world

Edwin Kemp - KPMG

Awaiting abstract.

Presentation Title TBC - LimeBike

Alan Clarke - LimeBike

Awaiting abstract.

Meteorology for Mobility: The role of weather data in the mobility revolution

Henry Odbert - Met Office

The weather impacts all aspects of travel, including journey planning, demand, vehicle performance, hazard avoidance, infrastructure management, network management and regulation. Mobility must be capable of operating safely and efficiently in variable weather, and use weather data in decision systems utilized. The Met Office provides support for operations, research and development across the mobility sector and is developing a new generation of transport forecast capability. This presentation discusses the far-reaching benefits of a unified approach to improving and exploiting weather data in the next era of mobility.

Presentation title to be confirmed.

Peter Stoker - Millbrook

From machines assisting humans to humans assisting machines: advanced teleoperation

Amit Rosenzweig - Ottopia

As artificial intelligence progresses in various fields, human and machine interaction is shifting. Machines are increasingly capable of taking over repetitive tasks or even more complex ones, but still cannot operate with 100% autonomy in several environments. When this happens, adequate human assistance enables such machines to be deployed for commercialization with clear benefits to operators and end users. One example of this trend is in ‘advanced’, or intelligent, teleoperation of autonomous vehicles.

The overlooked autonomous opportunity

Mark Thomas - Ridecell

The world is focused on autonomous as the enabler for autonomous ride hailing (aka RoboTaxis) There is another market that will materialize long before autonomous ridehailing takes over: Autonomous Carsharing.

Autonomous carsharing brings the benefits of autonomous to near term use cases to enhance the carsharing operations. From using level 4 autonomous technology for carsharing vehicles to reposition themselves in the middle of the night to valet delivering a car to a driver, autonomous can enhance the carsharing experience without ever driving around a paying passenger.

As OEMs ponder how they merge their mobility initiatives with their autonomous efforts, this insightful presentation will present a roadmap for near term autonomous use cases, as well as offer insights on the best way today to launch a carsharing service that’s designed for profitability.

No ticket to ride - are people with disabilities left behind?

Sandra Witzel - SkedGo

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) promises to revolutionise transport in a way not seen in decades. From public transport, bicycles and cars to e-scooters, autonomous vehicles and flying taxis, MaaS promises to bring all new and established transport modes together for the benefit of all transport users. Or will it?

In the European Union (EU) alone, over 70 million people live with some form of disability. One in three people with disabilities in the EU report transport as a major barrier to participation in life and work. New, largely commercially driven transport modes are notorious for neglecting accessibility. Lawmakers are slow to catch up with the transport revolution and ensure inclusion of accessible features. This talk analyses current barriers and enablers for accessibility in transport, with global examples of pioneering, thought-leading applications and technology delivering access to transport for all.  

Mapping the road to autonomous driving

Tomaso Grossi - TomTom

Awaiting abstract.

TravelSpirit - Presentation title TBC

Beate Kubitz - TravelSpirit

Awaiting abstract.

Replacing your car with your phone

Fred Jones - Uber

Awaiting abstract.

Autonomous delivery of goods in an urban environment

Floris van de Klashorst - Volkswagen Group AG

Awaiting abstract.

The first addressing system designed for voice

Clare Jones - What3words

The presentation will consist of an overview of what3words, the work we have done within automotive, mobility and the humanitarian side plus use cases relevant to the audience.

 Program Advisory Board

Andrew Grant
Bloomberg NEF

James Carter
Vision Mobility

John McCarthy

Mark Thomas

Nathan Marsh

Nic Cary

Paul Jennings
WMG (University of Warwick)

Richard Harris
HMI Technologies

Please Note: TaaS Technology reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this agenda. Every effort will be made to keep presentations and speakers as represented. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker. TaaS Technology reserves the right to use photographs of any attendee for future promotions.

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