Transport experts are set to come together in Loughborough for the inaugural Midlands Intelligent Mobility Conference. The event aims to look to the future of transport, highlighting new technologies and business models which are revolutionising the transport sector. The conference is being organised by both the IMPETUS and IMPART Intelligent Mobility partnerships alongside the Transport Systems Catapult.
This free Conference and Exhibition will take place at Loughborough University on 30th November and 1st December 2016. It will provide a national platform to bring together industry, government and the academic sector to look at the national strategies to develop Intelligent Mobility solutions which enable smarter, greener and more efficient movement of people and goods. Topics covered will include:
Professor Pete Thomas from Loughborough University Safe and Smart Mobility’ says:
“we’re currently living through a revolution in transport driven by a flood of new technologies and the digitalisation of the travelling public who are increasingly expecting products and services to be delivered via smart technology. This conference will equip attendees with the knowledge and information they need to remain on the cutting edge of transport technology as well as providing some excellent networking opportunities.”
Speakers confirmed for the event include Transport Systems Catapult CEO Steve Yianni, and Professor Sarah Sharples from Nottingham University, with many more industry experts from Business, Government and Academia due to be announced in the coming weeks. If you would like to attend the event and to keep up to date with the latest program visit www.mids-im-conference.co.uk.
Note to editors
IMPART and IMPETUS are part of Transport Systems Catapult University Partnership Programme
IMPART is a collaboration project between Loughborough, De Montfort, Coventry and Nottingham Trent Universities together with the Transport Systems Catapult. The partnership unites business, local authorities and university research to progress cutting edge ideas in Intelligent Mobility to commercially viable solutions for today’s most pressing transport problems. By building strong networks and collaboration we will be able to accelerate the implementation of Intelligent Mobility ideas. Improving the systems, infrastructure and technology that allows us to travel is essential for an intelligent transport system which can increase mobility, improve safety, enhance the user experience, reduce pollution, reduce consumption and reduce congestion.
The IMPETUS partnership brings together the internationally-leading universities of Nottingham and Leicester in the East Midlands with the Transport Systems Catapult. We deliver a programme of activities which focuses on a number of key themes of Intelligent Mobility. This enables the universities and their local business innovation community to exploit research for the benefit of the UK economy, generate links to other activities in which universities are involved that can support our vision of Intelligent Mobility, communicate emerging research requirements in Intelligent Mobility to the Transport Systems Catapult and wider academic community, provide the Transport Systems Catapult with access to world class research relevant to Intelligent Mobility and create a regional presence for Transport Systems Catapult outreach activities.