Intelligent Mobility summit to explore future of transport

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 3rd annual Imagine Festival on the 14th and 15th of June at the Imovation Centre in Milton Keynes.

The Imagine Festival is a unique event bringing together leading minds from UK industry, research and government to uncover the future of transportation. This year’s theme will be Intelligent Mobility – the future of transport today and tomorrow. The event is cross modal, looking at road, air, rail and maritime – as well as going beyond to new mobility solutions like driverless vehicles, ride sharing apps and virtual mobility.

Festival visitors can expect to learn about new and emerging ways of using, planning and managing the movement of people and goods. They will learn how the boundaries between transport modes could be broken down in order to achieve seamless end-to-end journeys, and discover how technologies like autonomous vehicles, smart phones, data visualisation and virtual reality will transform our experience of travel.

Key areas being explored at this year’s festival include cyber resilience, automated transport, driving UK Intelligent Mobility across the globe, and inward investment and export opportunities for UK business. Meanwhile, the Imagine Festival exhibition will allow attendees to get to grips with innovative and emerging technologies. The festival will also play host to the IMCreate2 Intelligent Mobility Hackathon showcase (www.IMCreate.co.uk).

Transport Systems Catapult CEO Steve Yianni explained:

“The Imagine festival is about new thinking. It’s about taking a fresh look at the issues facing the UK transport market, and the traditional ways in which they are addressed, and asking: Is there a better way? The result will be a vision of the future based on the principles of Intelligent Mobility – the smarter, greener, more efficient movement of people and goods.

We will help people to understand how that movement is evolving towards an integrated service and how people will travel in the future. This will transform the world around us. Put simply, the Imagine Festival is the place to be if you want to know what’s coming next in the world of transport.”

The event will be held at the Transport Systems Catapult’s world class ‘Imovation Centre’ facility in Milton Keynes – which is currently hosting the LUTZ Pathfinder driverless pod trials. The facility has been specifically designed to develop smarter ways of moving people and goods, and features cutting edge IT infrastructure, simulation and modelling rooms, unique technology assets and collaborative spaces which help nurture new and innovative ideas.

Anyone with an interest in technology and innovation; including SME’s entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists, business leaders, academics and policy makers is encouraged to attend.

To find out more and book tickets visit www.ImagineFestival.co.uk.

Media Enquiries (including press passes)

Simon White
Email: simon.white@ts.catapult.org.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1908 359999 ext 1139

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