Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for intelligent mobility and developing a smart transport system

Morning, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

Central London


This seminar will consider the next steps for intelligent mobility and developing a smart transport system in the UK.

It takes place in the context of the Government’s Future of Mobility Grand Challenge laid out in the Industrial Strategy, and will be an opportunity to assess the outcomes of the recently closed consultation into the future mobility, which considered current trends in urban mobility and how government can best support innovation.

The conference will be an opportunity to examine key measures from the Government’s urban mobility strategy which is expected to be published later this year, as well as what steps might be needed to realise the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world leader in future mobility.

Sessions will examine the priorities for supporting the electrification of road vehicles, following the National Infrastructure Commission highlighting the need for infrastructure upgrades to create roads suitable for autonomous and connected vehicles.

We also expect discussion on investment for autonomous vehicles, developing rail infrastructure to improve connectivity and providing Mobility as a Service, including how best to support innovation and research into connected and autonomous vehicles - as well as improving the passenger experience, and issues of cybersecurity and protection of personal data.

Keynote Speakers

Ella Taylor

Head, Future of Mobility, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport

Dr Daniel Ruiz

Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Mobility Technology


Baroness Randerson

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Transport


Dr Wolfgang Schuster

Technical Director, Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

David Williams

Technical Director, AXA Insurance

Andrew Wescott

Head of Regulatory & External Affairs, Addison Lee

Senior speaker confirmed from Highways England

Shadi Razak

Chief Technology Officer, CyNation

Chris Lane

Head of Transport Innovation, Transport for West Midlands

Chris Jackson

Partner and Head of Transport Sector, Burges Salmon

Senior speaker confirmed from the Government Office for Science