Conigital is a driverless vehicle technology company that retrofit and automate passenger and freight vehicles to operate in mostly controlled and semi-controlled environments such as airports, hospitals, industrial sites, university campuses, ports and shopping complexes. At TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2022, Founder and CEO, Don-Paul Dhaliwal explained how digitally connecting autonomous vehicles can empower mobility for all through an autonomous multimodal Mobility-as-a-Service offering.
Driverless car tech has actually been around in the UK for over 50 years (since 1970) but has progressed in more recent years as cities and industries strive for zero (“Zero Accidents, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion”) and the world’s first driverless cities (e.g. Wuhu in eastern China) have started to be built. Don referenced in his presentation the 1,460 British road deaths recorded in 2020 as well as the 131,000 non-fatal traffic accidents, 40,000 deaths from air pollution and £7 billion economic cost of congestion.
Conigital are building explainable self-driving technology and mobility platforms to accelerate the adoption of Autonomous Connected Electric Shared (ACES) Fleets for a safer, cleaner, greener and more climate-conscious future. Autonomous vehicle software, the mobility platform and a fleet monitoring solution enable remote teleoperation of industrial and commercial vehicles. Don provided an insightful overview of the Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service Ecosystem and the Multi-Modal Automated Passenger Experience. Before hosting deeper dive roundtable discussions with all delegates in attendance, he also case studied the Innovate UK funded Project SYNERGY, which introduces autonomous ride hailing from Tile Hill Station in Coventry to selected drop off’s along a 2 mile route to a business park (the trial demonstrated Mobility-as-a-Service and a Freight-as-a-Service Platform); and highlighted collaborative flagship trials (e.g. Project CAPRI – the first UK project to trial pods on public roads), key partners (e.g. Heathrow, Manchester and Southampton Airports, TfWM, Engie, Ferrovial etc) and the £40 million of new funding announced for commercial CCAV deployment and Connected 5G Autonomous Mobility Trials.
If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at voco St David’s Cardiff for the live in-person event on May 26th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Don’s initial presentation).
Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event 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 and private 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, vehicle manufacturers, parking operators, prime contractors etc.