CWIC Starter: Transport and Mobility

Brought to you by The Automotive & Transport Group

The future is likely to involve shared use of self-driving, non-polluting vehicles that communicate with each other to improve safety and efficiency of their operation, and share data with the infrastructure to enable effective network and fleet management.

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About the event

What opportunities and options will be presented? These may include low-speed pods that can operate in pedestrianised areas supporting social inclusion. We shall also see automated delivery of goods. What should be the impact on people and communities? Will the ideal future be delivered through market forces or will government coordination / funding / legislation be needed?  Whilst technology enables the future, it must be developed to meet user requirements that are not yet clear. At this event, we shall share ideas about that potential future so that we can better derive the technical requirements and understand the business models that might operate. Who will be the winners and losers? Come and share your thoughts.

This CWIC Starter is championed by Paul Ceely from the CWIC Committee and the Automotive & Transport SIG.

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Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Introduction to CWIC Starter, Paul Ceely, BT


Welcome from host, Megan Gubler, Runway East


Welcome from Sponsor, Stephen Hamilton, Mills & Reeve


Designing Vehicles for the future: Julian Turner, Westfield Sportscars

Julian will provide a glimpse of the future village, providing an overview of existing vehicle design and what technology is being developed over the coming years on both last mile and M1 Class Vehicles.


A roadmap for networks for connected vehicles: Toral Patel and Dan Talmage, PA Consulting

As Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) proliferate, what are the directions that the communication networks and services which serve them will take? We look at the likely future of autonomous vehicles and what will happen to their connectivity, especially around safety cases and traffic efficiency.


Applying Self-Driving Technology to Autonomous Goods Delivery: Graeme Smith, Oxbotica

The race to self-driving cars has started with many demonstrators appearing already on the roads. There are many other applications of this same technology in logistics, warehousing, manufacturing that will leverage the same set of core technologies. In this session, Dr Graeme Smith, CEO of Oxbotica will discuss the technology behind self-driving cars and the application of this to fleets of vehicles used goods delivery.




What is Wrong with Telematics?: Richard Robinson, Strategy Analytics

The connected car market faces challenges from a range of disruptive technology platforms. This resentation will look at what is wrong with current connected-car/telematics business models, as well as looking at how Tier suppliers and vehicle OEM’s need to adapt in a world of Big data, FOTA/SOTA and future vehicle autonomy.


V2X Communications Options – The Debate: Roberto Ponticelli, Horiba MIRA

Vehicle-to-everything communications (V2X) and its associated solutions enable the exchange of information between vehicles and other parties like road network infrastructure, road users, etc. V2X seeks to: improve road safety, increase traffic flow efficiency, reduce the environmental impact of traffic and provide better traveller information services. However, the Technologies that will enable and sustain the progress toward these goals are not fully agreed by all the stakeholders and not fully specified by current standards. The debate is fierce and still ongoing. This presentation will explore some of the reasons behind this debate and the current V2X technological trends.




Lunch and networking


The CWIC Innovation Programme: Ali Nicholl, Iotic Labs


Future Mobility Models: Toby Poston, BVRLA

The automotive sector is undergoing not one but three revolutions. The way we power, use and manage vehicles is changing, and so are the business models driving the industry.


Car sharing: the future of the car in cities?: James Taylor, DriveNow

As cities try to deal with poor air quality and congestion by introducing measures to reduce car use we ask whether cars have a future in cities? We’ll hear how car sharing services like DriveNow can be part of the solution for cities – helping to reduce private car ownership and increase the uptake of more sustainable forms of transport.


Making Better Places and Routes: Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Toby Thornton, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

How might autonomous vehicles improve our cities and support a new generation of living streets and communities, designed for vehicles, but putting people first? The technology is arriving fast, so we need leadership now at all levels to achieve this vision.


Large scale mobility analytics and new markets: Sam Chapman, The Floow

Telematics has long gathered mobility data for risk analysis, however mass scale behavioural understanding of mobility can also inform wider traffic management and autonomous decision making. This talk outlines new markets emerging from mass mobility understanding with a focus upon traffic management, road safety and autonomous vehicle decision making.




Refreshments and networking


Dan Freeman, Direct Line Group

This presentation will address the challenges of connected and autonomous driving technologies for the motor insurance industry and explore the role of the insurance industry in enabling these emerging


Liability, insurance, ethics and other regulatory issues for autonomous vehicles.: Stuart Young, Gowling WLG

Stuart Young of Gowling WLG will consider and comment upon the liability and related insurance issues arising from the commercialisation of autonomous vehicles. He will look at liability, insurance and how it might evolve, data and privacy issues in commercialising AVs as well as a brief look at how regulation needs to help the market to emerge in the right way.




Panel session with all speakers


Event closes


Sam Chapman

Dan Freedman

Stephen Hamilton - Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP

Stephen Hamilton is a partner at Mills & Reeve; he helps businesses to achieve their commercial objectives, focuses on corporate finance for companies and other commercial clients. Stephen has significant experience in advising in relation to capital markets (both main market and AIM) including fundraisings, initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Recent work includes an £80m takeover offer, several AIM fundraisings, a £28m recommended takeover code offer structured as a scheme of arrangement, two £300m+ bond issues, the £100m dual track trade sale and AIM IPO for an advanced manufacturing company. He is a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance Legal Technical Committee. Stephen also has an interest in the laws relating to the testing and use of autonomous vehicles. I have consulted with general counsel from major automotive manufacturers and suppliers, responded to calls for evidence from the UK Government, have been quoted by the media and have been invited to discuss the subject at the House of Lords.

Ali Nicholl

Ali is the Head of Engagement at Iotic, working across customers, partners and Iotic Ecosystem. Ali is focused on the co-creation of transformative services and solutions, that meet genuine business challenges today and are future flexible for as yet undefined futures. Leading the Sales and Marketing activity at Iotic, Ali is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals and organisations with Digital Twins and the secure interoperability they enable. Amy Webb noted that “The future doesn’t simply arrive fully formed overnight, but emerges step by step”. The vast potential that can be unlocked by enabling things, systems and individuals to share, discover and interact with one another must be married to clear understanding of business benefits and the clarity that those first steps can be taken with confidence.

Toral Patel - Senior Transport Innovation Business Developer, PA Consulting Group

Roberto Ponticelli

Toby Poston

Richard Robinson

Graeme Smith - CEO, Oxbotica

James Taylor

Toby Thornton

Julian Turner - CEO, Westfield Sportscars

Stuart Young

SIG Champions

Andre Burgess - Strategic Business Development, Digital, National Physical Laboratory

NPL’s nominated SIG Champion, Andre Burgess runs Strategic partnerships for the Digital Sector at NPL where he is also leading on its activities in CAV R&D as well as the development of new testing infrastructure for future integrated communications networks.  Andre has a long experience in product and service innovation in the TMT sector, including NTL (now Virgin Media) and Three.  He subsequently established a successful business designing and deploying disruptive digital end user products and services.  More recently he turned his focus on the energy and environment sector, working with distributed generators, housing providers and local authorities, to develop innovative data centric services to optimise localised energy generation and affordable smart home services.  With a mission to ensure data can be trusted and shared openly in the future, he joined NPL in 2017.

Tom Jellicoe - Autonomous Driving Lead, TTP plc

Dr. Tom Jellicoe leads the autonomous driving team at TTP, Europe’s largest independent deep tech consultancy. TTP work with ambitious clients to invent, design and develop disruptive products based on advances in science and engineering. Tom’s team develop enabling technologies for the sensors on autonomous vehicles include lidar, vision systems and thermal cameras. Tom has a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics from the University of Cambridge.

John Okas - CCO, Real Wireless

John has worked in wireless and telecommunications throughout his career. Initially with Motorola and Racal in engineering and product marketing roles. He was a founding director of NTL (now Arqiva), initially as Business Development Director building and managing the complete commercial organisation. He also managed the R&D Group which developed one of the first commercially available MPEG video compression systems. Then as Managing Director - Telecommunications he was responsible for growing NTL's wireless business and entering the fixed telecommunications and satellite services markets. Moving to Pell Frischmann the consulting engineers, he started a telecommunications business and was involved in several large transportation projects including the Highways Agency's NRTS Project which updated the motorway communication systems. Currently he operates as an independent consultant covering technical, commercial and product strategies. He works with other consultancies including Real Wireless, the independent wireless experts, who develop strategy, policy and practical solutions. John has a close interest in the IoT/M2M market within the transport sector; he worked with the Weightless SIG at its formation to help identify market requirements.

Tom Robinson - Technical Director, Conigital

Tom has a background in software engineering and worked in the automotive industry for over 20 years, during this time Tom has held responsibility for business units at several world leading automotive consultancies including Pi Technology, Ricardo and Applus IDIADA.

For 6 years Tom supported InnovITS (UK Centre of Excellence for Tranport Telematics and Sustainable Mobility) as a non-executive director to help promote the establishment of UK ITS capability. He has championed and directed a number of innovation programmes in the ITS including the Innovate UK MuCCA, EU SARTRE, InnovITS FaCITS, and TSB ERTOC projects. Tom is currently working at Conigital Ltd as an Associate Director helping drive the future towards CAV.

Nigel Wall - Director, Climate Associates

Nigel has been involved with connected vehicle research since 1992 when he led BT’s mobile data research team – initially using modems on first generation analogue TACS mobile phones! Since 2001 he has worked an independent complex-systems engineer, with a primary specialism in connected vehicles. For the last seven years he has acted as the Monitoring Officer for twelve of the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle research projects supported by Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. These projects included Gateway, Venturer, UK Autodrive, MOVE UK, INSIGHT, Flourish and UK Cite. During this period he has not offered CAV-related consultancy services to other companies to avoid any potential conflict of interest. As these Innovate UK projects have now completed, he is now returning to offer traditional consultancy services to organisations that need to pragmatic advice on developing market share in this exciting market.

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