TimeslotThe Midlands IM Conference Day 1Workshop 1Workshop 2Workshop 3Workshop 4
09:00 - 10:00
Registration
10:00 - 11:00Plenary
Key Note Conference Address

Key Note Conference Address

This session will provide a national platform to bring together industry, government and the academic sector to look at the national strategies to develop this rapidly growing sector.

High-level speakers will present government and industry initiatives to support Intelligent Mobility and help develop the UK skills base.



Professor Pete Thomas
Professor Pete Thomas
Safe and Smart Mobility Research Cluster
Loughborough University and IMPART Lead
Chair


11:00 - 11:30
Morning break
11:30 - 12:30Session
Autonomous and Connected Transport Systems

Autonomous and Connected Transport Systems

This session will look into thetechnologies that enable safe, interoperable networked wireless communications among vehicles, the infrastructure, and passengers personal communications devices. The session will concentrate on the three main challenges facing the development of these wireless technologies and autonomous vehicles
  • Safety
  • Mobility
  • Environment

The session will also address the key strategic challenges at this stage of autonomous and connected vehicle technology development including:
  • Resolving remaining technical challenges
  • Testing and determining actual benefits of applications
  • Determining whether overall benefits are sufficient to warrant implementation. If so, how the systems would be implemented
  • Addressing public acceptance issues such as maintaining user privacy and whether the systems in vehicles are effective, safe, and easy to use




Dr Evtim Peytchev
Dr Evtim Peytchev
Nottingham Trent University
Chair


12:30 - 13:00Ideas Forum
Elevator pitches from researchers, business and LA's

Elevator pitches from researchers, business and LA's

Within The Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference, this special session will be dedicated to early career researchers and SMEs to provide the opportunity to display ongoing research and proof of concept in the Intelligent Mobility sector.

Contributors will have the opportunity to show case how transition will be delivered and how toachieve the provision of mobility as a service. In particular we welcome projects focused on
  • Autonomous vehicles technical requirements
  • Impacts on safety on roads and pedestrian andhow this affect the current use of space in urban areas (new perception ofpublic realm)
  • User's perception and willingness to use intelligent mobility and change their travel patterns
  • How Intelligent Mobility will reduce environmental issues through congestion reduction and a wiser use of resources(shared mobility, e-hailing services, changes in parking provision and carownership)



Professor Sarah Sharples
Professor Sarah Sharples
Human Factors Research Group
University of Nottingham
Chair


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:00Workshops
Break out workshop sessions

Break out workshop sessions

Delegates are invited to select one of the interactive workshop to attend during this session. 

Workshop 1 - Research road mapping
Workshop 2 - Consortium building
Workshop 3 - Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?
Workshop 4 - Opportunities in new mobility: How business can engage and benefit


Workshop
Research Road Mapping

Research Road Mapping

Research helps us to understand the capabilities and potential of future transport systems. A strong partnership between researchers, policy makers, funders and industrial partners ensures that technologies are informed by strong scientific understanding and the latest knowledge. This workshop will bring together researchers and those who use research to inform their work to build a road mapping document which will outline the priorities for research to enable a quick and smooth transition to a world where Intelligent Mobility is a reality. 


Professor Sarah Sharples
Professor Sarah Sharples
Human Factors Research Group
University of Nottingham
Chair


Workshop
Consortium Building

Consortium Building

This session will be facilitated by Fergie Miller from EIT Digital and Professor Pete Thomas from Loughborough University. It will provide advice on brokering strong consortia, tips on writing a successful proposals and provide a briefing on upcoming calls. 

This session is aimed at those wishing to develop their understanding and techniques in developing successful proposals. This is suitable for both business and academia. 



Professor Pete Thomas
Professor Pete Thomas
Safe and Smart Mobility Research Cluster
Loughborough University and IMPART Lead
Chair


Workshop
Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?

Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?

As we transition to the future of Intelligent Mobility, one of the most pressing issues that all in this space will face is keeping increasingly integrated and autonomous systems safe and secure. Cyber attacks on connected vehicles the theft of data hit the headlines, but the threats are many and varied. But the UK is a global leader in the field of cyber security, and with demand only likely to increase, this represents a real opportunity for UK research capability and companies. This requires coordinated action from industry, academia, and government.

This workshop will give attendees an opportunity to hear the latest thinking on what makes intelligent mobility a unique cyber security proposition, and offers a forum to discuss how to best take action on this critical issue






Mr James Gleave
Mr James Gleave
Foresight Analyst
Transport Systems Catapult
Chair


Workshop
Opportunities in New Mobility, How Business Can Engage and Benefit

Opportunities in New Mobility, How Business Can Engage and Benefit

We are entering a new age of transportation. Questions of how to travel and even whether to travel are being prompted by new technologies, business and ownership models and associated risks such as data security. The rise of autonomous solutions,integrated ticketing, liftshare (Uber, Lyft et al) and novel way finding solutions with the aim of offering seamless end to end journeys provides both challenges and opportunities to traditional manufacturers, their supply chains and transport operators and regulators while potentially leaving a gap for new disruptive players to get involved.

This workshop will give businesses (particularly SMEs) an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from industry leaders on the direction New Mobility is taking and offers a forum to discuss how best to engage for mutual benefit.




Mr Kevin Vincent
Mr Kevin Vincent
Operations Manager
Coventry University Centre for Mobility and Transport
Chair


15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 16:55Session
Improving safety for all road users

Improving safety for all road users

How will connected and autonomous transport systems reduce casualties? How can connected and autonomous transport systems increase casualties? What do we have to do to get all the benefits with no dis-benefits?


Professor Pete Thomas
Professor Pete Thomas
Safe and Smart Mobility Research Cluster
Loughborough University and IMPART Lead
Chair


16:55 - 17:00
Day 1 Close
19:30 - 23:00
Gala Dinner
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08:30 - 09:30
Registration
09:30 - 10:10Plenary
Intelligent Mobility the global perspective

Intelligent Mobility the global perspective

This session will look at the global impact of Intelligent Mobility and ways in which the UK can capitalise on this growing market. 


 Teresa Reventos
Teresa Reventos
University of Leicester
Chair


10:10 - 11:00Council panel session
Urban mobility - Achieving national objectives

Urban mobility - Achieving national objectives

Speakers from five local councils will provide an overview of the innovative work taking place in their authorities to deliver practical Intelligent Mobility to local people. This session will focus on putting ideas into practice and will provide a great opportunity to discuss the implementation of the next Intelligent Mobility solution. 


 Som Mukherjee
Som Mukherjee
Transport Systems Catapult
Chair


11:00 - 11:30
Break
11:30 - 12:30Session
User Centric Mobility

User Centric Mobility

This session explores how understanding the needs around the user will help to unlock the mobility offerings and enable better experiences for passengers.

Taking ahuman centred view of mobility, moving through service offerings and design, to the challenges around data and privacy, this session will help provide an insight to the innovative opportunities of focussing on the users of the transport system. 



 Andrea Burris
Andrea Burris
Transport Systems Catapult
Chair


12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Workshop
Break out workshop sessions

Break out workshop sessions

Delegates are invited to select one of the interactive workshop to attend during this session. 

Workshop 1 - Research road mapping
Workshop 2 - Consortium building
Workshop 3 - Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?
Workshop 4 - Opportunities in new mobility: How business can engage and benefit


Workshop
Research Road Mapping

Research Road Mapping

Research helps us to understand the capabilities and potential of future transport systems. A strong partnership between researchers, policy makers, funders and industrial partners ensures that technologies are informed by strong scientific understanding and the latest knowledge. This workshop will bring together researchers and those who use research to inform their work to build a road mapping document which will outline the priorities for research to enable a quick and smooth transition to a world where Intelligent Mobility is a reality. 


Professor Sarah Sharples
Professor Sarah Sharples
Human Factors Research Group
University of Nottingham
Chair


Workshop
Consortium Building

Consortium Building

Facilitated by Rob Furlong from the KTN, this session will provide advice on brokering strong consortia, tips on writing successful proposals, and specific information on writing Innovate UK and H2020 proposals. We will also look at upcoming Innovate UK calls

This session is aimed at those wishing to develop their understanding and techniques in developing successful proposals. This is suitable for both business and academia. 



Mr Robert Furlong
Mr Robert Furlong
Connected Transport Manager
Knowledge Transfer Network
Chair


Workshop
Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?

Cyber Security: The biggest challenge facing Intelligent Mobility?

As we transition to the future of Intelligent Mobility, one of the most pressing issues that all in this space will face is keeping increasingly integrated and autonomous systems safe and secure. Cyber attacks on connected vehicles the theft of data hit the headlines, but the threats are many and varied. But the UK is a global leader in the field of cyber security, and with demand only likely to increase, this represents a real opportunity for UK research capability and companies. This requires coordinated action from industry, academia, and government.

This workshop will give attendees an opportunity to hear the latest thinking on what makes intelligent mobility a unique cyber security proposition, and offers a forum to discuss how to best take action on this critical issue






Mr James Gleave
Mr James Gleave
Foresight Analyst
Transport Systems Catapult
Chair


Workshop
Opportunities in New Mobility, How Business Can Engage and Benefit

Opportunities in New Mobility, How Business Can Engage and Benefit

We are entering a new age of transportation. Questions of how to travel and even whether to travel are being prompted by new technologies, business and ownership models and associated risks such as data security. The rise of autonomous solutions,integrated ticketing, liftshare (Uber, Lyft et al) and novel way finding solutions with the aim of offering seamless end to end journeys provides both challenges and opportunities to traditional manufacturers, their supply chains and transport operators and regulators while potentially leaving a gap for new disruptive players to get involved.

This workshop will give businesses (particularly SMEs) an opportunity to hear the latest thinking from industry leaders on the direction New Mobility is taking and offers a forum to discuss how best to engage for mutual benefit.



Mr Kevin Vincent
Mr Kevin Vincent
Operations Manager
Coventry University Centre for Mobility and Transport
Chair


14:30 - 14:50
Break
14:50 - 15:50Session
Improving urban transport through disruptive technologies

Improving urban transport through disruptive technologies

This session looks at current and future disruptive technologies that improve aspects of urban transport such as congestion, health and the environment. Speakers from industry, local authority and academia will present needs and current and future developments in this exciting field transforming urban transport through data analytics, vehicle sensors, infrastructure sensors and traffic management.

We will then have an open panel discussion to explore the future needs and potential solutions for the next generation of disruptive urban transport technologies. 



Dr Benjamin N. Passow
Dr Benjamin N. Passow
Senior Lecturer in Computational Intelligence
De Montfort University
Co-Chair


15:50 - 16:00
Closing Keynote