19 - 20 June 2018
Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany

The Future of Transportation is a study and conference on the subject of What Next. One of our core themes is ‘Getting Transportation Off the Ground’, in which we will examine how quickly personal airborne transportation systems will become viable mass transportation. The futuristic vision of skyscrapers surrounded by airborne transport for mass commuting could be just a few years away, but are the world’s governments and existing transport providers and operators sizing themselves up for the change? Will today’s automotive companies with brands that rank continuously among the world’s leading names be lost in history or will they – as, for example, Mercedes has long stated – be part of the new transport solution?

The Future of Transportation World Conference will bring together world transportation leaders from automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, transportation authorities and city planners, rail and public transportation technology firms and operators, technology and software giants, drone and personal air transportation solution companies, freight and logistics companies, mass-transit solution providers, business consultants, and inventors of new and disruptive global mobility solutions, all with the common goal of devising better solutions for the increasingly demanding challenge of providing safe, efficient, sustainable transportation for the world in 2030 and beyond.

Conference Streams   Call for Papers

Conference Streams

Stream 1
Getting Transportation
Off The Ground

How autonomous aerial vehicles and personal airborne transportation solutions will revolutionise urban mobility

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Stream 2
Urban Air Mobility -

Overcoming specific and unique technical and a engineering challenges to enable passenger-carrying urban air mobility solutions.

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Stream 3
Legal & Technical Issues of
Autonomous Vehicles

Building international standards and a legal framework for successful implementation of highly automated vehicles.

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Stream 4
The Challenge For Rail

How new technology can help modernise railways and help operators meet the challenge from new mobility solutions.

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Stream 5
Mobility as a Service

Is MaaS the next industrial revolution for transportation and urban mobility?

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Stream 6
Quantum Shifts

Examining new concepts and changes that would radically transform surface congestion.

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Stream 7
Environmental Sustainability

Developing zero-emission transportation and sustainable mobility solutions for future generations.

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Stream 8
Changing Landscape For
Automotive Manufacturers

Vehicle manufacturers will see big changes including the probable effects of reductions in vehicle ownership, new ways of selling vehicles to a different ownership profile and challenges from new highly competitive mobility solutions.

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Stream 9
Infrastructure and
Project Funding

This session will review successful private funding and joint funding partnerships and how these may be able to be expanded in the future. Who will the players be?

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Venue Information

Venue Address

Conference Centre East
Köln Messe (East Entrance)
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne

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Session Times

Tuesday 19 June
08:15hrs - 17:30hrs

Wednesday 20 June
09:00hrs - 17:30hrs