On October 6th we hosted TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2022 at Browns Courtrooms, Covent Garden. This latest Smart Class focused on deploying digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle transport and mobility challenges faced by London, its hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia, and beyond, and deliver a transport system that will allow passengers and citizens to travel efficiently, safely and with minimal impact on the environment.
Our film maker has captured the keynotes and innovator presentations for additional stakeholders to enjoy post-event!
If you satisfy our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us on the day for the live in person event, just complete the short application form below and we’ll give you free access to the presentation videos, recordings and slides.
Our inspirational keynotes included: Transport for London’s (TfL) Head of Open Innovation, Rikesh Shah, Solent Transport’s Principal Transport Planner, Richard Pemberton, and the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP) Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Dan Clarke. Rikesh, Richard and Dan provided invaluable real-world insights into their transport and mobility strategies, ongoing programmes and challenges, digital visions, collaborative initiatives, adoptions of transformative technologies and data driven outcomes.
The Smart Class also featured innovator thought leadership presentations – on behalf of the Siemens Mobility Software Business Unit; Project Centre, part of Marston Holdings; and ioki – a DB company – from Jack Holland, Chris Durban, Alina Bahr and Laura Reupke. Our innovator speakers represented a range of priority transport and mobility innovation themes and areas of application. With support from expert colleagues, they subsequently hosted confidential, deeper dive, roundtable discussions with all delegates in attendance. The live (in-person only) session also included Q&As and further networking opportunities over breakfast, drinks and a cooked lunch.
Key topics addressed included:
- Innovating in London – How TfL is working with market innovators to help deliver the outcomes of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, transport strategy;
- TfL’s innovation hub; innovation collaboration framework/approach to public and private sector collaboration; applications of emerging technologies, data, cloud, VR/AR and AI/machine learning from external innovators to achieve cheaper, better and quicker city outcomes; ground breaking pilots and initiatives; and new mobility opportunities in London;
- Portfolio of innovation challenges to address key issues faced by TfL and London: Civic innovation challenge, bus safety innovation challenge, London freight lab, driver fatigue lab, vision zero lab, cycle lab;
- Role of sub-regional partnerships in delivering future mobility – Life without certainty and a road map;
- The Solent Future Transport Zone (FTZ) programme for South Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight – From e-scooter trials, bike share, smart bus ticketing, MaaS and revolutionary super-apps (e.g. Breeze micromobility app) to mobility hubs, mobility credits, cargo bikes, drone medical logistics, and micro and macro consolidation;
- Responding to uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and the sometimes unexpected challenges faced in delivering true innovation in local transport within local government structures;
- How the Greater Cambridge area is harnessing transit data and new technologies to support the City Deal programme of transport improvements, create a more sustainable transport system and achieve net zero ambitions;
- Using autonomy to support the public transport system and future proof busways;
- How digital twins can deliver next generation transport modelling and support more holistic decision making;
- Smart junctions and collecting contextual data using LoRa WAN networks and sensor networks;
- Enhancing the customer experience with behavioural change;
- What opportunities does on-demand transport offer passengers, the operator and my region?;
- How to set up a tailor-made DRT service: Success factors for demand responsive transport planning and operation;
- Northolt: Visions for Transport – How Ealing are delivering a high-impact active travel scheme that meets place-based objectives for Northolt and helps level up one of the most deprived communities nationally;
- Exploring the range of data (e.g. air quality, cycle and traffic data) that has been used to influence the ‘Visions for Northolt’ design process and the means by which monitoring will be undertaken throughout and after delivery;
- How to deliver MaaS globally and in the UK – Key levers and the different ways to configure MaaS platforms;
- Indicators for a successful and long-lasting MaaS – From multimodal routing options and real time data quality to smart ticketing, seamless payments and integrating MSPs;
- MaaS in action: Case studies from California, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Spain etc.
Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media 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 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.
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