Conference Programme



Stream 2: URBAN MOBILITY & SMART CITIES

Day 1 Day 2

Day 1: Tuesday 19 June

Welcome Address

08:50

Room - to be confirmed

Tony Robinson
CEO and founder
UKi Media & Events
UK

Mobility in Cities of The Future

Moderator

Francesco Mazzola
CEO
T.net Italia SpA
ITALY

09:15

Key changes in the automotive ecosystem: urbanisation, digitisation, sustainability – what’s in it for me?

Jörg Astalosch
CEO
Italdesign
ITALY
The automotive world is standing on the edge of three big revolutions: urbanisation: less ownership, more shared economy; digitisation: less self-driving, more machine-piloted objects; sustainability: fewer combustion engines and more locally zero-emission engines. All this around a more human-focused approach, less cookie-cutter mentality. But where do we think this will lead us as an industry for our customers, and what could happen next?

09:40

A new era of smart cities

Jan Tijs Nijssen
Associate partner
McKinsey & Company Inc
NETHERLANDS
Nils Köster
Senior consultant
McKinsey & Company Inc
GERMANY
After a wave of criticism following the initial hype around smart cities in 2008-12, the concept of the smart city is having a comeback right now. In fact, we're finding ourselves at the beginning of a new era of smart cities, an era that will be different in major ways and finally has the chance to realise the potential that technology has to improve cities. As part of a new global study on smart cities for the McKinsey Global Institute, we have measured the impact of smart city applications and found that cumulatively, they can improve key dimensions of citizen quality of life, e.g. health, safety, environmental quality, by a substantial amount with minimum capex required. However, there are substantial differences in the ways in which smart city applications should be prioritised – what works in one city might not work in another.

10:05

How blended mobility technologies are revolutionising urban transportation

Dr John Michel
Managing director, executive director, chairman
Switch Mobility, Skyworks Global, DemandTrans
USA
Urban transportation is undergoing an unprecedented transformation fuelled by the convergence of mass urbanisation, changing sociological dynamics and new 'smart' technologies. Today, the elegant fusion of on-demand transportation options, urban VTOL air taxi proliferation, and real-time micro-transit options is enabling the creation of a personalised, seamless door-to-door trip chain that provides consumers with an unprecedented level of economic freedom of movement and promises to reshape the entire economics of mobility as we currently know it. Learn the five ways urban consumers will benefit from this transformation that promises to create over US$1.5tn in new value for society by 2030.

10:30 - 11:10

Break

11:10

Towards seamless integrated mobility in smart cities

Thomas Pottebaum
Senior manager automotive strategy
Deloitte Consulting
GERMANY
The emergence of a new mobility ecosystem could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more accessible and customised experiences for consumers travelling within or between cities. However, the benefits of the future of mobility model are far greater than enhanced transportation. City infrastructure and people’s lives will also be revolutionised by greater connectivity and convenience achieved. The session explores the evolution of smart cities, with focus on the road towards autonomous driving solutions.

11:35

Technology push versus human demand – driving and being driven

Prof Jelte Bos
Researcher
TNO
NETHERLANDS
The development of transportation is largely driven by technological and economic challenges. Apart from what people intrinsically want, these developments (automated vehicles, hyperloops) also pose certain challenges to human safety, health and comfort, which issues may be pivotal to successful acceptance by the general public. In that respect it should be reckoned that human and technological evolution do not keep up. We may, for example, have realised a hundredfold increase in pace of self-motion over the past 100 years, that of our hearts has remained the same. Are we still putting the cart before the horse?

12:00

Mobility in the city of tomorrow

Paulo Humanes
Head of strategic business development
PTV Group
GERMANY
The presentation focuses on the impacts that mobility will have on the city of tomorrow based on the ITF 'Lisbon study', and how these will have a profound impact in the same way that the motorcar did in the early 1900s.

12:25 - 13:40

Lunch

Moderator

Derrick Choi
Principal & Founder
XChange Architects
USA

13:40

The time has come to consider urban mobility as a truly integrating intelligent mobility in cities across all transport platforms and between different stakeholders

Alexander Lewald
Chief technical officer
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
AUSTRIA
In the past decades, mobility, mainly in urban areas, followed a linear development trend to 'go faster, go further, go longer'. Stepping into the digitisation era, urban mobility has the potential to become holistic and multi-modal. To face traditional transportation means and tackle mobility access issues, alternative ways of moving have emerged, transforming them into innovative concepts, such as ride hailing, bike sharing, carpooling and parking guidance. Connectivity and data availability are breaking the limits, barriers and silos and creating new business models, services and means of putting these into place.

14:05

Terminal autonomy: future-proofing airports for turbulent technological, regulatory and market skies

Derrick Choi
Principal & Founder
XChange Architects
USA
Airports have long been at the forefront of industrial-orientated autonomy, with simple closed-loop robotic applications for everything from parking shuttle services to airport people movers and baggage handling systems. But as the future of autonomous transport and mobility solutions pushes further ahead – beyond the boundaries of the airport – questions immediately emerge that cast doubt on the airport’s preparedness for the dynamic conditions and indeterminacies of everything from handling human-centric factors and customer service challenges, to the retrofitting of traditional facilities to handle the potential increase in driverless vehicles from the kerb to the tarmac. Through various case studies, the audience will explore how tomorrow’s airport system is learning to leverage the potential of proven closed-loop autonomy in an uncertain market, and the regulatory skies ahead.

14:30

The future of cities and urban mobility

Marcus Morrell
Associate
Arup
UK
The future of transport is fundamentally shaped by the future of cities. Trends such as population growth, ageing, liveable cities, infrastructure resilience, and changes in land use patterns are all reshaping how people and goods move across the urban environment. This talk will explore some of the key trends shaping the future of cities, highlight global benchmarks, and explore implications for the future of mobility in terms of technologies, system design, experience and urban integration.

14:55 - 15:35

Break

15:35

Meeting London's transport challenge

Steve Kearns
Stakeholder manager
Transport for London
UK
Long-term planning: adoption of the Mayor's transport strategy; need to change the way people travel; healthy streets approach; modal target of 80% of trips by sustainable mode by 2041; a good public transport experience; need to accommodate new homes and jobs; new technology has the potential to shape the vision. Short-term action: Mayor's Clean Air Action Plan; emissions surcharge; changes to Congestion Charging scheme; emerging proposals for Ultra Low Emission Zone; role of zero- and low-emission vehicles; public transport, cycling and walking upgrades.

16:00

Smart urban mobility: challenges and chances for public transport

Dr Rainer Schwarzmann
Managing director
TransportTechnologie-Consult Karlsruhe (TTK)
GERMANY
If new technology will create new solutions for urban mobility, we must ask what role 'conventional' public transport will play in a smart and digitised environment. This presentation will make an attempt to identify the challenges on the one hand, and the chances on the other, as it is likely that new technology alone will not solve the fundamental problems such as a lack of space for parking and infrastructure for driving. It will discuss if public transport is still the major way forward and aim to identify possible adaptations in public transport solutions.

16:25 - 17:00

Panel Discussion

What are the biggest mobility challenges facing cities of the future and what impact will new technology have? How can cities work together with mobility providers in working towards a seamless integrated transportation network that will benefit on both a societal and economic level.
Prof Jelte Bos
Researcher
TNO
NETHERLANDS
Thomas Schmidt
Executive director
TomTom Telematics
UK
Adela Spulber
Transportation systems analyst
Center for Automotive Research
USA
Moderators:
Derrick Choi, Principal & Founder, XChange Architects
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