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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)24 76718970
Richard Harris, Director, Real ITS Global
Richard is internationally recognised as a leading expert in ITS. He has over 30 years’ experience and held senior positions in leading companies and industry associations. 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 around the world, his commitment in international organisations continues to inspire and benefit the international ITS community.’
Panel: Do Autonomous Vehicles need 5G?
Since the inception of the vision of driverless cars, particularly, since 1980’s, there has been a debate about how driverless dream can be realised in practice. Various terms have also emerged such as driverless vs autonomous, connected vs standalone that sometime have led to confusion among public. However, beyond the popular intellectual debate, the stakes for various disciplines are high as the realisation of the concept will require collaboration among various sectors from auto industry to ICT. In particular, the potential role of 5G technologies in realisation of the future driverless transport systems is crucial for the telecom industry as the stakeholders try to consolidate the common understanding of various vertical requirements which will ultimately lead to stable set of standards. In this panel, experts from the industry and academia will discuss some of the key questions within this context to help the audience better understand the nature of the underlying debate around the role of 5G systems in future autonomous transport verticals.
University of Warwick - Warwick Manufacturing Group
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.
- 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
Panel: Myth Busters - Making the possible a reality
In this session the panellists will discuss some of some of the practical realities that must be overcome in order to facilitate a CAV future and really harness the possibilities that this new technological wave offer. Topics include:
• Managing congestion
• Integrating with Mobility
• Converging testing and deployment
• Data Sharing - Governance and Accountability
Smart Highways Magazine
Oxfordshire County Council
Panel: The automotive Retail Environment in New Mobility - From Dealers and Rental to where?
The advent of the four key New Mobility technologies - Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric - is poised to radically change the ways we purchase and consume our mobility at a retail level. However, for dealers and rental companies, the old way of doing business may not fit well into a New Mobility environment and the desire for younger generations to consume their mobility differently. In this panel we explore ways that dealers, rental companies and New Mobility operators can transition seamlessly to this new business environment and avoid the potential effects of industry disruption.
Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.
Panel: Blockchain for the automotive industry
The panel shall examine the potential of decentralised consensus mechanisms, blockchain/distributed ledgers, crypto-currencies/tokens and smart contracts - inspired by Bitcoin & Ethereum - to inform the design of future connected and autonomous mobility networks and collaborative intelligent transport systems.
The panel shall consider factors such as, automotive cybersecurity, robust design patterns, trust, transparency, scaling and the potential to enable radical new business models in mobility ecosystems.
The panel shall comprise; subject matter experts and representatives of both SMEs and established automotive firms who are actively developing real world solutions in the automotive mobility space.
Additional panel speakers to be confirmed.
Alibaba Cloud’s approach in automotive and AI
Xuan Jin - Alibaba Cloud
Digitising the kerb for a connected and autonomous future
Dan Hubert - AppyParking
The kerb is a physical frontier that needs to be digitised if smart cities are to realise the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles to deliver the societal and environment benefits that are expected of them. The challenge is to empower authorities to better manage the kerb in a digital space in order to enable seamless kerbside access and compliance. AppyParking are solving this from both sides, so that cities and mobility providers can come together to improve the lives of citizens.
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.
Mobility for All – Aurrigo Autonomous Pods at Blind Veterans UK
Dr Richard Fairchild - Aurrigo
Aurrigo are currently deploying a PodZero four-seat autonomous vehicle at Blind Veterans UK’s Brighton facility for six months starting in May 2019. With a membership totalling almost 5,000 including permanent residents and visitors in Brighton, all with some form of sight loss, this deployment represents the biggest test of autonomous vehicle technology as a mechanism for improving mobility for those with disabilities. This presentation will highlight some of the early findings of the deployment including feedback from both human and canine passengers.
Does the consumer have an appetite for autonomy?
Nick King - 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.
IGo Anywhere – Mobility on Demand
Paul Wait - Autocab
iGo Anywhere – Mobility on Demand. Paul Wait discusses the wealth of opportunities open to businesses who are looking to enter or strengthen their mobility offering – from car rental companies to insurers, app developers to supermarkets, travel management companies to healthcare providers. Paul explains how the tech-enabled taxi industry can lead the mobility revolution and how brands can already start to offer subscription-based transportation for people and products today.
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.
Connected Autonomous Vehicles - Cybersecurity Risks and why Blockchain might be the Solution
George Grama - AUTONOMY
The future autonomous vehicles will communicate on a network with each-another, with the smart city and with smartphone apps. But the network cannot be the open internet we use today.
There are serious security risks which, if exploited by hackers, could lead to botnets of thousands of vehicles controlled remotely. Most common vehicles on the roads today can be hacked already. It is critical that future CAVs are hackerproof and the network can withstand any attacks.
Blockchain is a decentralized technology which can encrypt all access and control of any vehicle, in a network that doesn’t have a single point of failure.
Robo-taxis suck. Don't sell the steak, sell the sizzle
Alex Bainbridge - Autoura
We are progressing to the point where consumer roll-out rather than engineering will become the industry focus. Marketing, operations and customer experience will become key. In this presentation Alex will argue that memorable vehicle experiences rather than robo-taxi enabled mobility provides the best route to market to win over consumers.
Cars in the City
Toby Poston - British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA)
In an era when cities are looking to curb private car ownership in a bid to tackle congestion and air quality and reclaim healthy streets, what sort of role does the car play going forward.
I will explore how taking a shared use approach to cars can deliver a speedier, smoother transition to zero-emission transport, while encouraging people to use more public transport and active travel. I will talk about the national and local policy levers that can be used and why different cities need a different approach.
Future of Mobility Urban Strategy
Ella Taylor - Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
This presentation will talk through the UK government's Future of Mobility Urban Strategy, exploring emerging technologies and trends in transport and establishing how government is responding to this uncertainty, taking steps to capitalise on these benefits and mitigate some of the emerging risks. This includes publishing a set of nine Principles to guide future decision making, launching Future of Mobility Zones to test emerging technologies in live environments, and conducting the largest regulatory review of a lifetime.
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.
Driverless Vehicles and Optimising transport networks
Don-Paul Dhaliwal - Conigital
CAV, Artificial intelligence (AI) and Optimisation is transforming the business landscape by empowering the next generations of fleets of Connected Autonomous Vehicles. We will be addressing how driverless and/or connected vehicles can be safely integrated, managed and optimise the existing transport network in a High Traffic Destination in particular when dealing with real time incidents on the network.
How New Mobility influencing the Automotive Supply Chain?
Rahima Yakoob - Daimler
Traditional way of doing business in automotive industry is challenged due to different factors like transition to electric and autonomous vehicles, shift in customer demands and entry of new market players into the automotive ecosystem. Today a vehicle is not merely seen as a means of transportation from point to another but also perceived as a technology on wheels capable of connecting people to the digital world. This transition has led to the emergence of new entrants in the automotive ecosystem that has disrupted the automotive supply chain. On one hand the disruption has led to the evolution of digital supply chain and on the other hand it has revolutionized the automotive ecosystem.
Urban Corporate Mobility
Tom Usher - Europcar
Traditionally, the management of employee mobility has been compartmentalised for many organisations. Fleet managers, travel managers, HR and procurement can all be involved in separate parts of the process. Now that approach needs to change. Employers need to think about how to manage and deliver a broader mix of mobility options for an efficient and productive workforce. And they need to consider the growing ‘bleisure’ traveller – who wants the flexibility to add a leisure stay onto the end of a business trip.
A new breed of multi-modal mobility providers is emerging to provide not only the services, but the insight to ensure the right service is delivered for each journey.
The Mobility Marketplace- The Road to Urban Mobility Efficiency
Alon Paster - HERE Mobility
MaaS & urban mobility are primed for dramatic change. Today, there are more options than ever to getting from A to B, yet the mobility market is dominated solely by a few large players. In an age where consumer freedom of choice is essential, creating a versatile and open market is critical to achieving urban mobility efficiency. Alon Paster, Head of Partnerships at HERE Mobility, will discuss in this session the importance of an open marketplace and the road to achieving it.
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
Giovanni Sartori - 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
Technological advances in vehicle connectivity and autonomy will fundamentally change the way people and goods move. As sectors converge around the new value to be captured from these trends, the impact will be widespread and not just felt in automotive. What strategies should players be looking to adopt to understand these trends and set themselves up ‘to win’ in a CAV world? Edwin Kemp – Associate Director from KPMG’s Mobility 2030 team – will use his experience in this area from supporting clients across sectors to share some insights on potential ways forward.
How micro mobility can improve Cities
Alan Clarke - LimeBike
Lime is a global micro mobility business that provides dockless, shared, electric bike and scooter services in more than 100 cities on five continents. As demand for micro mobility grows in cities across the world, this talk will outline Lime's journey to today - explaining who we are and how we work with cities to deliver services that improve urban life.
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.
Autoair at Millbrook, conceiving, building and opening of the 5G Transportation testbed
Peter Stoker - Millbrook
The challenge we had was to bring connectivity to a mechanical test centre – the background, the challenge, the timeline, the development, the install and commissioning. How did the testbed move from powerpoint to powered masts, the difficulties of planning, digging and wiring, and what has resulted. This is a unique, private network, equipping the UK for extensive testing for years to come. This is part of a combined testbed we are building now, both for 5G (DCMS) and for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) – both government supported.
Laying the foundations for MaaS
Benjamin Ross - moovel (becomes REACH NOW)
The hype surrounding Mobility as a Service continues to grow, the dawn of the mobility revolution is upon us and the benefits will be seen by all. But before you build a house, you lay the foundations. Can the current infrastructure support MaaS? How do we connect the multiple dots? How deep do we need to dig the foundations?
The technology that is defining the future of Autonomous vehicles
Adam Henryk Grzywaczewski - NVIDIA
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.
AV Data is the new oil
Dennis Hamann - Renovo
Today’s autonomous vehicles generate massive quantities of data from the cameras, LiDARs, and other sensors that keep them operating safely (one autonomous vehicle creates >4 to 5 TB’s of data per hour). While this data has significant technological and economic benefits, it can also represent significant implications for public privacy. In this talk, we will explore the data generation capabilities of Autonomous Vehicles, as well as how this data can be managed and used that best serves companies and the general public.
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.
Road trips as vacation packages, in-car AR for travellers, trip planning and booking for CAVs.
Nikita Dedik - Road.Travel
Self-driving vehicles are already appearing on public roads, with automated driving systems evolving increasingly fast, but still it takes days or even weeks for an individual traveller to arrange a road trip, including destination research, itinerary planning and booking of travel services. The mass adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles will drastically change the landscape of leisure and business travels, but it won't happen without big steps in evolution of digital ecosystems, connecting customers to retailers and service providers, combining the latest achievements in modern technology, and creating an infrastructure for the autonomous travels of the future.
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.
Mobility 22: Maximising the benefit of HS2 in Solihull and Coventry through sustainable connectivity utilising multi-occupancy CAV
Alan Smith - Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
For Solihull and Coventry, vehicular congestion is potentially a limiting factor in capitalising on the utilisation of HS2 to improve prosperity and quality of life. Congestion can only realistically be solved if a significantly greater proportion of people travel in multi-occupancy vehicles. In response, to this challenge, the two councils, in partnership with TfWM are developing a new pilot travel service. It will utilise an app based ‘Mobility as a Service’ (MaaS) platform and introduce the operation of ‘bookable’ multi-occupancy, electrically powered taxi vehicles that will have levels of autonomy in controlled environments. We will shortly be seeking partner organisations.
Ensuring Autonomous Vehicles Cope Safely With Pedestrians on Busy Town Streets.
David M Bates - The National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK)
Busy town streets with parked vehicles, conflicting traffic movements,and spontaneous and irregular movements by pedestrians and cyclists present a formidable task for the computer software which controls autonomous vehicles. An understanding of the way in which town streets actually work, together with current legislation is very important. Also understanding the changes now taking place, together with the needs of children, the old and infirm and blind and other disabled people, will enable autonomous vehicle designers to avoid blind alleys and to concentrate on features and equipment which will work safely and effectively in the streets of today and tomorrow.
Mapping the road to autonomous driving
Tomaso Grossi - TomTom
The question is not when automated vehicles will be on the roads, but where. The deployment of automated vehicles depends on the geographical coverage of high-definition (HD) maps, which enable them to drive safely, smoothly and efficiently. In this talk I will explain how TomTom is accelerating the deployment of automated vehicles by building the fastest HD Map service.
Last mile mobility - can it ever work? What are the conditions for success?
Beate Kubitz - TravelSpirit
Mobility as a Service depends on there being reliable and available transport over the last mile - particularly in the urban core. New forms of last mile mobility - demand responsive transport, dockless bikes and scooters have emerged in the last 18 months joining more established modes such as car clubs, bike share and ride hailing. Some have succeeded and others been withdrawn abruptly.
As diverse modes and models are trialled on our streets, we can begin to see factors and themes that support last mile modes - and the conditions required for success.
Replacing your car with your phone
Eugenie Teasley - Uber
Smart and easy mobility – the UbiGo history and future.
Markus Aarflot - UbiGo
UbiGo was founded in Gothenburg in 2013 from one of the worlds first real trials of MaaS and has now been launched in Stockholm. UbiGo is a high level mobility as a service concept that works with deep integration of transport mobility providers in order to create the easy and adaptable MaaS service that can compete with car ownership and further improve the life quality in cities. The MaaS concept is unique for each city and with the experiences from Stockholm and Gothenburg, UbiGo is now making plans for a further expansion.
The first addressing system designed for voice
George Hall - 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.
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