Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for intelligent mobility: autonomous vehicles, future-proofing infrastructure and developing a smart transport system

Morning, Thursday, 11th January 2018

Central London


This seminar will consider the next steps for developing a smart transport system in the UK, following the announcement of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in the Queen’s Speech, and the commitments set out in the Clean Growth Strategy to further develop the transport infrastructure and take advantage of emerging technologies.

It also follows the awarding of £51 billion in funding for research into Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), the recently announced HGV ‘platooning’ trial and the launch of MERIDIAN as a testing hub for CAV. Delegates will examine the future of public funding and opportunities for attracting private investment and consider challenges for developing an insurance regime fit for CAV, which protects private and commercial road users.

Further sessions discuss the latest thinking and research on intelligent mobility, on ‘mobility-as-a-service’ within smart cities and local transport provision, and on the use of data and integration of technology to improve journeys and passenger experience.

Delegates will also review the provisions for cyber security and the priorities for protecting private data within intelligent transport systems, in light of recently published guidance.

Guests of Honour

Paul Campion

Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

Senior speaker confirmed from the Department for Transport

Guest of Honour

Paul Campion

Chief Executive Officer, Transport Systems Catapult

Keynote Speakers

Dr Joanna White

Head, Intelligent Transport Systems Group, Highways England

Benedict Taylor

Head, Transport and Infrastructure, Government Office for Science

Brendan McCafferty

Chief Executive Officer, Intermediated and Direct, AXA Insurance


Dr Paul Lewis

Chief Technology Officer, Crossword Cybersecurity

Nathan Marsh

Director, Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

Senior speaker confirmed from Department for Transport

Toby Poston

Director, Communications and External Relations, British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

Daniel Clarke

Smart Cambridge Programme Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

George Johnston

Founder, Nitrous

Chris Jackson

Partner and Head of Transport Sector, Burges Salmon

Philip Roe

Managing Director, Transport, UK&I, DHL

Raphael Ani

Lead, Intelligent Mobility Accelerator, Wayra UK