Battling it out

Intelligent Mobility is set to feature prominently at this month’s “Battle of Ideas” event in London. Now in its tenth year, the Battle of Ideas is a two-day festival of high-level public debate, with the latest edition due to include no fewer than three separate discussions on the use of technology in transport.

The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) is participating in all three debates, starting with TSC Chief Technical Officer, Dr Paul Zanelli, who will be arguing for the use of smarter technology to address urban transport challenges in a wide-ranging discussion on “Cities in the machine age”, taking place on Saturday 18 October from 14.00 to 15.30.

Head of Innovation Commercialisation Dr Chris Moody will then take to the stage from 16.00 to 17.15 for a panel debate entitled “From bullet trains to driverless cars: where is transport going?”

The following day, from 14.00 to 15.30, TSC Chairman Will Whitehorn will join planetary scientists, NASA experts and space policy leaders for a debate entitled “To boldly go: what is the point of space exploration?” – examining what has happened since the first Moon landings and whether we are now returning to a new “Space Age”.

“The Battle of Ideas will help the Transport Systems Catapult engage with a wider public audience, and explore different views on the potential impact technology and innovation can have on the future of transport and cities,” said TSC Head of Marketing and Communications David Reid.

For more details on the Battle of Ideas, please see the event’s official website.


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