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The Sustainable Mobility Revolution

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Over recent years, the global demand for transporting people and goods has increased significantly, opening up new opportunities and substantial challenges. New service offerings are being developed, with new characteristics requiring innovations in all areas of the transport system.


Driverless cars used to be confined to the realm of science fiction, but now they are coming to a road near you. From reducing the number of accidents, to improving emissions compliance and easing congestion, the driverless revolution has begun with trials in UK locations. The UK’s first driverless car, which has been designed to help commuters, shoppers, and the elderly travel short journeys will be introduced in Milton Keynes.


Cranfield University has been awarded funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the South East Midland Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) to commence building a £55m campus infrastructure development for transport systems and intelligent mobility research, innovation and education – comprising a new teaching and training facility and a ‘living lab’ roadway traversing the north/south axis of the campus!


The intelligent mobility industry is expected to be worth £900 billion globally by 2025 and is currently growing by 16 per cent a year. This is just the start. As the technology gets cheaper, the driverless car future will increasingly become a reality.


This event will address how innovative driverless technology, education and training and strategic collaborations are key to addressing the multiple transport sector challenges and enable the smarter, greener and more efficient movement of people and goods around the world.