The UK’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicle industry will be showcased at the biggest global gathering of smart transport professionals, the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, on 17th-21st September. Highlights will include major autonomous demonstrations, world leading technology companies and the industry bodies who are making the UK a superlative test bed for CAV technology.
The Britain is Great campaign branded ‘UK pavilion’ at the event will be hosted by Innovation Centre Transport Systems Catapult alongside the UK Government’s Innovate UK organisation. They will be joined by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Meridian and The Department for International Trade.
ITS World Congress is an annual international event which brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to address the challenges facing mobile and connected societies today and in the future.
The Pavilion will be demonstrating the open regulatory framework available to CAV developers and the expertise which can be accessed in Great Britain through its academic base and SME network.
UK automotive business Aurrigo will be undertaking live demonstrations of their autonomous vehicles, including shuttling visitors to the Congress to and from the local Metro station. On stand, SMEs working in transport innovation in the UK will be on show including:
Paul Campion, Transport Systems Catapult:
“The UK is a world leader when it comes to Connected and Autonomous Vehicle technology and the ITS World Congress is an excellent stage to show off our innovative SMEs, Academic expertise, development facilities and progressive legislation. The businesses we have on show demonstrate how exciting this sector is in the UK and we’ll be seeking international partners and businesses looking for places to test and develop CAV technology, so we can show them how the UK can support them.”
Paul Gadd, Head of Automotive at Innovate UK, said:
“ITS World Congress provides an excellent platform to showcase to this important international audience how the UK is at the forefront of the driverless cars revolution, and the crucial role our collaborative R&D programme plays in this.”
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Denmark Dominic Schroeder commented:
“On behalf of the Department for International Trade I very much look forward to welcoming UK companies attending this year’s ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. The city of Copenhagen has ambitions to be the first Carbon neutral city in the world by 2025 – improving traffic flow, reducing emissions and increasing safety for its people. Innovative Intelligent Transport Systems designed and manufactured by cutting edge UK companies stand ready and able to lead the way.”
Dr Daniel Ruiz, CEO of Meridian Mobility:
‘In Copenhagen, Meridian Mobility and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles will host the inaugural Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) International Collaboration Working Group for policy makers and enabling organisations representing nations at the forefront of introducing self-driving vehicle technology.
‘ITS World Congress is the leading global forum for transport innovators and we believe it provides the perfect opportunity to explore collaboration with like-minded partners to accelerate the introduction of CAV-based systems and delivery of the societal and economic benefits they offer.
‘We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the Transport Systems Catapult on the UK Pavilion, where the Meridian Mobility Café will be hosting Testbed UK, with representatives from the UK’s integrated network for the testing and development of CAV products.’
To find out more about the ITS World Congress, including how to book tickets visit: https://itsworldcongress.com