Future Transit Systems Summit moves to early 2015

Thursday 14th of August 2014 12:00 AM

Organisers of a major summit in Warwickshire focused on Intelligent Mobility including highly topical technologies such as driverless cars is moving its inaugural event to spring 2015.

The Future Transit Systems Summit was originally due to be staged this autumn between the world’s senior executives and industry players to discuss the revolution in intelligent mobility ahead of driverless cars being allowed on the UK’s roads next January.

Organisers have re-arranged the summit to take advantage of an opportunity to partner with a leading global organisation in intelligent mobility that will bring a different dimension to the event.

The new dates, which will be announced in due course, will enable more companies from the automotive, rail and aerospace industries to take part in the summit at the MIRA Technology Park in Nuneaton.

The event, which is being led by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), will discuss the key opportunities and trends in the sector as well as challenges facing companies involved in driverless vehicles and integrated transport.

George Gillespie, chief executive at MIRA and a director of CWLEP, said organisers were continuing with preparations to ensure the summit is a success.

He said: “A recent opportunity to partner with a leader in the Intelligent Mobility community will bring a new dynamic to the event but to capture this opportunity we need to defer the event.

“The new timing will enable everyone involved to make certain that the maximum content is delivered in terms of demonstrators, and to gather the subject matter experts, that are of relevance and importance to the global Intelligent Mobility industry.

 “The conference will give leading industry analysts the chance to discuss opportunities to continue the progression of intelligent mobility as well as share their knowledge and network and see first-hand live demonstrations of leading edge technology.”

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