TRANSPORT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle their transport sector challenges (e.g. around congestion, traffic flows, air pollution and emissions, noise, first and last mile mobility, customer experience, cost effectiveness, connecting transport networks, managing and maintaining assets & infrastructure) and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Qualifying delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.
Core themes range from on-demand transport and MaaS applications, EVs and e-mobility, micro mobility, predictive traffic management, journey time monitoring, smart parking and enforcing CAZs and LEZs, to active travel and behavioural change, analysing people movements, new ways of visualising data, connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent street lighting, real-time transport modelling, smart ticketing and fare collection, and ITS in a Covid and post-Covid world.
On Thursday April 28th we will be casting a spotlight over South West England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by burgeoning city-regions such as Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth and Torbay, Bournemouth/Poole, Salisbury, Swindon, and beyond. Delegates will hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with experts and peers during the roundtable discussions. In addition, this Smart Class will feature up to 3 keynote presentations from ITAs, PTEs, major transport operators, agencies or local/combined authorities giving real world insight into their collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and adoptions of emerging, transformative technologies.
TRANSPORT Smart Class, South West England 2022 takes place at M Shed, Bristol, and follows on from our highly acclaimed 2019 South West England and 2018 South West England & Wales editions (both also hosted in Bristol). This half day in-person event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria.
Our previous Transport Smart Classes have attracted senior delegates from:
Previous presentations have addressed:
Testimonials and feedback:
“Very interesting, engaging and overall useful event today, thanks once again”
Senior Transport Policy Officer, Development & Environment, North Somerset Council
“Very useful and informative. Thank you”
Principal Transport Planning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council
“Very useful workshop”
Transport and Development Manager, Wiltshire Council
“Outstanding! Great speakers and presentations from the businesses and I look forward to applying the concepts from the ideas shared at the event in my future endeavours as well as sharing with Portsmouth CC”
ITS Planner, Portsmouth City Council
“Thank you for putting the Smart Class together. I am going to put my team in touch with some of the innovator speakers as I can see some potential there. Hopefully see you at future editions!”
Network Operations Manager, Dorset Council
“Informative and relevant for local authorities and related consultants”
Parking Manager, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
“A thoroughly worthwhile morning”
Policy Manager, Department for Transport
“This was my second smart class – again, very well organised with great content”
Acting Head of Insight, Transport Focus
“Thankyou for the invite and well done, a really useful session”
Regional Director, Transportation/SW England & Wales Teams Lead, AECOM
“A very good event, thanks for inviting me”
Senior Transport Planner, Arup
Informative Transport Smart Class in Bristol today…all of the presentations were valuable!”
Principal Transport Planner, Norman Rourke Pryme
“Excellent opportunity to meet peers interested and experienced in similar subject areas. Good format with roundtables”
Director Transport Planning, SYSTRA
“Great event and superb networking opportunity”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation and Bid Management, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions (Innovation Sponsor)
“It was a pleasure to take part”
Director of Programmes, BetterPoints (Innovation Sponsor)
“Great job hosting the smart class yesterday, it was very insightful and I really enjoyed the other speakers there”
Community Manager, Faxi (Innovation Sponsor)
“Great morning, thoroughly enjoyed the debate on how existing technologies are supporting the challenge of delivering clean air zones. Thanks for a good session”
Strategy and Business Development, Transformation & Bid Management, Imperial (Innovation Sponsor)
“Thanks very much, a very well organised event”
Project Manager, South West & Wales, Living Streets (Innovation Sponsor)
“It was a pleasure to speak at the Transport Smart Class in Bristol today about the importance of passenger data in MaaS”/”We look forward to being involved again in the future”
Founder & CEO/Head of Marketing, UrbanThings (Innovation Sponsor)
“Ambition Needs Innovation” – The West of England is recognised nationally and internationally as a region that leads and drives innovation both within traditional sectors, such as aerospace, and across a diverse range of creative and digital sectors.
The West of England Combined Authority incorporates the three geographical areas of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It also supports the Local Enterprise Partnership, which is business-led, and covers the four West of England councils, including North Somerset Council. As the regional transport authority, WECA is responsible for transport strategies from walking, cycling and electric scooters through public transport and cars to freight. It also works with neighbouring authorities on regional schemes. With ambitious plans to transform the regions transport system, applying that centuries old tradition of innovation will be essential.
In this keynote presentation, Oliver Coltman – Programme Manager for WECA’s Future Transport Zone – will introduce a selection of solutions and services that are being trialled in the area as part of the national exploration of the Future of Transport, including a Mobility-as-a-Service platform, a Transport Data Hub, and Mobility Hubs. Running until March 2024, the FTZ Programme aims to demonstrate replicable transport innovations in collaboration with constituents councils, and public and private partners.
“Towards Intelligent Mobility to Transform Road Journeys and Drive Integration with the Wider Transport Network” – As National Highways is preparing for the future transport needs, a series of transformation programmes are progressing the strategic road network to meet the organisation’s ambitions around environmental sustainability, customer experience, safety and innovative digital solutions.
In this keynote, National Highways’ Future Technologies and Mobility Team Leader will discuss how National Highways is promoting the concept of Intelligent Mobility, following the 9 key future trends highlighted in their “Connecting the Country” report. These include demand trends (demographic and usage shifts; on-demand consumption; connectivity), infrastructure trends (smart assets; construction innovation; reducing impact, increasing resilience) and vehicle trends (electrification; connectivity and autonomy; mobility-as-a-service).
Dr Michalaki’s presentation will focus on the current research and trials to enhance journeys on the strategic road network, as well as the plans to deliver further advancements to enable end-to-end journeys, and improve integration with the wider transport ecosystem through collaborations (e.g. rethinking road space design with the local authority network) beyond National Highways’ roads.
“Utilising Data Science to Introduce New DDRT Services” – The introduction of a new transport service can be particularly challenging as there are no ‘like for like’ historical networks to draw information from. Dynamic Demand Responsive Transport is often introduced into a new area in one of two ways:
- As a new transport layer in the existing network which helps to fill gaps.
- Replacing low frequency and under performing bus routes in a more flexible and dynamic way.
Padam Mobility strongly believe that the decision to introduce DDRT in a particular area should be made using an evidence-based approach. To do this, a deep dive of the data can help understand the ripple effects of introducing a service. For example, it can help to see the impact that a DRT service will have on feeding fixed-line buses and/or trains in a region. It can also help to analyse an operating area holistically to see what existing fixed-line services may benefit from being converted into DRT.
Additionally, Padam is now part of Siemens Mobility who also use data as a key component of their MaaS solution deployed in many countries around the world. In order to create a ‘sustainable’ MaaS solution, high quality data and analysis are used to significantly enhance passenger satisfaction, driving modal shift, economic growth and high social value.
In this presentation, Jack Holland and Alex Stewart will showcase how data is used pre-mobilisation and post-launch by Siemens Mobility when launching DRT and MaaS.
“Community Logistics for Low-Cost Zero-Carbon Delivery Services and a Catalyst for Cultural Shift” – The Green TLC is a new Social Enterprise with a mission to help create a network of neighbourhood delivery hubs for sustainable communities and low cost zero-carbon Cargo Cycle logistics. They have won grant funding and support from the SSE Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur’s Start-up Programme and are facilitators for the Community Impact Challenge Race to Zero Programme.
In this presentation, Founder and Project Development Coordinator, John Grantham will explore how social infrastructure could help solve the problem of the ‘last mile’ in urban logistics, catalyse and support a timely transition to 1.5-degree lifestyles and help to build sustainable and supportive community cohesion.
With behavioural change at its core and utilising GIS data to create rich interactive maps, the Community Logistics Project was inspired by the ‘transition’ hubs pioneered by Transition Streets and the micro-consolidation hubs used to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban logistics.
‘Community Logistics Hubs’ are ‘Transition Hubs’ with a shared pick-up/drop-off point located within a 5-minute walking zone of each household in the hub that is hosted by local households or a nearby Community Centre. John will explain why Transition Hubs – “an antidote to polarisation and isolation” – are a more sociable alternative to the parcel locker networks growing rapidly across the world and how shared single pick-up/drop-off points can also become powerful economic entities.
“Connect the Unconnected – Continuous & Real-time Vehicle to Infrastructure Scanning and Fixed Infrastructure Scanning” – Vortex will present on technologies for environmental scanning products that can provide real-time condition-based monitoring of both highway and urban environment assets. To make proactive decisions you need the correct data from your environment – delivering actionable data is at the forefront of the technologies that Vortex are developing.
This presentation will focus on leveraging this real-time 3D data to provide notifications and reporting so that you know the condition of all of your assets (roads, pavements, street furniture & potential enforcement breaches). By autonomously scanning the built environment through both vehicle-2-infrastructure and fixed infrastructure scanning you can move from reactive to predictive maintenance.
- 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction and Opening Keynote
- 9:30 am - 10:40 am Expert Presentations
- 10:40 am - 11:00 am Keynote Speaker 2
- 11:00 am - 12:40 pm Roundtable Discussions and Consultations
- 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker 3
- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Close and Lunch Networking