05 Apr 2022

Round-up of the #FutureMobility22 campaign week

Read an overview of what was said during the #FutureMobility22 campaign week and find the stories

From 28th March to 1st April, leading businesses shared their view on how technology is helping to transform mobility as part of the #FutureMobility22 campaign week. Read an overview of what was said and links to the pieces below:

Getting to grips with the technology

Our first theme looked at how emerging technologies are shaping innovation. David Hogan from NVIDA, shared his view on how the future of mobility is becoming “software defined” as automation becomes a reality for vehicles, as well more about NVIDIA’s partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz.

Steve Green from Genetec explained the power of IoT systems within transport scenarios and the value from unifying disjointed systems and we also heard from Paul Moorby from Chipside on how AI can be utilised on our highways to deliver better journeys.

Bhupender Tuteja from HCL also gave us an expert summary on how a whole host of technologies can work together to mitigate emissions and improve lives. 

Technology as a route to decarbonisation

On Tuesday, we explored how technology can help us decarbonise transport systems. This included a blog by Georgia Yexley from TIER Mobility on why we need a take a “framework approach” to business and encouraging people to make a modal shift towards more sustainable forms of transport if we are to meet net-zero goals.  

This approach is something Uber is also supporting and was mentioned within their piece by Rebecca Jeffery who shared what they are doing to support the shift to EVs and delivering the infrastructure necessary to make that possible.

Those EV opportunities aren’t just limited to the UK but are worldwide, Thomas Shiekman from Intralink told us in his blog. The rapid EV transition in East Asia presents a huge opportunity for UK businesses driven by innovations such as Battery as a Service (BaaS) and battery management systems.

BaaS also got a mention by Will White from Stuart in his piece on how we can decarbonise the last mile and deliver an ecosystem which is shared, efficient, reliable, and sustainable.

Overcoming the regulation

There are several barriers to widescale technological adoption, not least in relation to AVs, which is something Michael Sequeria from The Technology Partnership addressed in his piece on how to get the legislative and legal framework right for this exciting technology.

Kassie Paschke from Char.gy also examined the challenges preventing faster roll out of EV chargepoint infrastructure and how overcoming poor public perceptions of EVs may be the biggest obstacle yet.

Getting connected

Connectivity has the power to transform the way we move and our experience of transport systems. Andrew Conway from BAI Communications explained how they are attempting to do just that with Transport for London (TfL). Through bringing better communications to TfL, BAI is helping to make city transport more comfortable, productive and attractive to the public.

Jay Nagley, ANGOKA, also explained how connected systems can transform the automotive sector though offering the prospect of more efficient vehicles

Make multi-modal a reality

Finally, we also heard from Jack Samler, Voi Technologies on how his business views multi-modal transportation and the ways in which increased micromobility usage can complement other forms of transport to help us meet net-zero goals.

Missed out on the chance to contribute?

The Future of Mobility Campaign week will return in March next year and if you would like to contribute, please email Ashley Feldman, Programme Manager for Transport.

If you would like to know more about how techUK supports transport and technology businesses to innovate, overcome barriers and grow their businesses or would like more information on the Intelligent Mobility and Transport Working Group then please do also get in touch.

Ashley Feldman

Ashley Feldman

Programme Manager, Transport and Smart Cities, techUK

Ashley Feldman is the programme manager for transport and smart cities at techUK. Through working closely with the technology industry, his role is to promote the contribution of digital technology in driving positive outcomes for cities and transport. Through maintaining close ties to government, he also works to ensure the policy and regulatory conditions are optimised for businesses to scale innovation in the UK.

He is fascinated by cities and the built environment, having worked as a consultant on major regeneration projects across the country before joining techUK in 2022.

[email protected]
0201 331 2000

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Teodora Kaneva

Teodora Kaneva

Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems, techUK

Teodora’s rich background varies from working in business development for a renewable energy lobbying association in Brussels to the fast moving technology innovation startup scene in the UK.

She has designed the market strategy for a German renewable energy engineering scale up for the UK, listed on Nasdaq private market, and now one of the fastest growing scale ups in the world. Previous experience also includes managing a renewable energy startup in London, which has built a small-scale biomass CHP power plant. Teodora is passionate about cross-industry collaboration and working together with academia to inform the design of future educational models and skill building.

Most recently Teodora has ran the commercial activities and business development at Future Cities Catapult, focusing on innovation in cities, digital health and wellbeing, mobility, and infrastructure. Teodora is a passionate STEM Ambassador and a vocal advocate for women in tech.

[email protected]
020 7331 2016

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