Future of Transportation Technology Stage

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Conference Schedule


Day 1

Wednesday 5 July

13:00 - 13:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

13:00 - How three words can get you from A to B
Tom Mursell, growth director, what3words, UK
To get from A to B takes a map, a navigation system and an address. Although there have been dramatic advances in the first two, addressing systems have not changed in centuries. In today's world, street addressing is not accurate enough and GPS coordinates are prone to errors. This is where what3words is helping. what3words is a location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3 x3m squares; each has been pre-assigned a unique three-word address. It means everywhere has a simple address.

13:25 - Innovative ultra-mobile urban vehicle concept with variable track width
Koen Reybrouck, general manager, Reycon - Reybrouck Consulting & Innovation BVBA, BELGIUM
One good solution for sustaining mobility in an increasingly crowded urban environment is increasing the density of people travelling on the road. Traditional examples are public transport, car sharing or the use of small two-wheelers like bicycles or motorcycles. Recently, ultra-small, eco-friendly vehicles for individual urban mobility have been proposed. Reycon has developed an innovative new suspension concept for these vehicles. A situational adaptive chassis enables a vehicle width of only 80cm and four independently moving wheels to move swiftly and safely through dense urban traffic. Effective mobility, passenger car comfort and safety combine in an emotionally appealing vehicle.

15:00 - 15:25 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

15:00 - Be prepared to define the future of transportation
Maria Krüger, innovation specialist, Tools of Innovators GmbH, GERMANY
In a world full of diverse opportunities such as self-driving vehicles, digitalisation and off-the-ground transportation, identifying your next innovation is challenging. Consumer needs, markets and even business models are changing. Are you prepared to move from reacting to leading? We present the five success factors that empower employees to shape the future of transportation. Specialised in the empowerment of employees in innovation methods, we believe in strong innovation cultures as the only long-term preparation for future challenges. TOI supports Fortune 500 companies with tailor-made hands-on training to fuel the creation of disruptive innovations and simultaneously build up professional skills.

Day 2

Thursday 6 July

10:30 - 10:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

10:30 - Future aircraft configuration for eco-efficiency
José Rui Marcelino, CEO, Almadesign LDA, PORTUGAL
Transport systems design will face paradigm shifts in the next decade with the introduction of disruptive technologies (self-driving vehicles, automation, IoT, additive manufacturing) and social changes (population growth, sharing economy, sustainability, mass customisation, changing values of travel time, etc.). An approach to the design of future aircraft systems from a user-centred perspective will be presented, showcasing a future vision for aircraft design combining technology-based solutions and their socio-economic and environmental impact.

13:00 - 13:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

13:00 - Plug-in fuel cell hybrid to overcome market barriers
Manfred Limbrunner, head of mobility business unit, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, GERMANY
The electric commercial vehicle and bus market is growing. However, the requirements of shift operation with adequate climate control at competitive prices cannot be achieved either with battery-electric vehicles or conventional fuel cell systems. Nowadays vehicles are designed for multi-purpose use, which is why conventional fuel cell and battery concept designs address peak load. But as vehicles serve a specific application, the drive system can be designed according to individual demands; for example, standardised city bus drive cycles show that smaller fuel cells combined with an energy buffer can achieve operators' objectives more cost-efficiently than conventional solutions.

13:25 - Vision Zero Advocate Institute: a future without serious injuries and fatalities
Jeffrey Calibaba, chief operating officer, ATS Traffic, CANADA
The Vision Zero Advocate Institute, a global leader in the adoption of Vision Zero, presents how the public and private sectors need to rethink their roles and responsibilities for traffic safety. As Vision Zero forces one of the largest shifts in transportation system design, it presents a proactive opportunity for change. Demonstrating the trajectory of Vision Zero through a detailed look at the Vision Zero Advocate Institute’s rise and plans for 2030, this presentation will examine the framework for the future, integration of systems approaches and a shift in transportation prioritisation from mobility to the importance of a human life.

More Speakers Being Added

Day 1

Wednesday 5 July

13:00 - 13:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

13:00 - How three words can get you from A to B
Tom Mursell, growth director, what3words, UK
To get from A to B takes a map, a navigation system and an address. Although there have been dramatic advances in the first two, addressing systems have not changed in centuries. In today's world, street addressing is not accurate enough and GPS coordinates are prone to errors. This is where what3words is helping. what3words is a location reference system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3 x3m squares; each has been pre-assigned a unique three-word address. It means everywhere has a simple address.

13:25 - Innovative ultra-mobile urban vehicle concept with variable track width
Koen Reybrouck, general manager, Reycon - Reybrouck Consulting & Innovation BVBA, BELGIUM
One good solution for sustaining mobility in an increasingly crowded urban environment is increasing the density of people travelling on the road. Traditional examples are public transport, car sharing or the use of small two-wheelers like bicycles or motorcycles. Recently, ultra-small, eco-friendly vehicles for individual urban mobility have been proposed. Reycon has developed an innovative new suspension concept for these vehicles. A situational adaptive chassis enables a vehicle width of only 80cm and four independently moving wheels to move swiftly and safely through dense urban traffic. Effective mobility, passenger car comfort and safety combine in an emotionally appealing vehicle.

15:00 - 15:25 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

15:00 - Be prepared to define the future of transportation
Maria Krüger, innovation specialist, Tools of Innovators GmbH, GERMANY
In a world full of diverse opportunities such as self-driving vehicles, digitalisation and off-the-ground transportation, identifying your next innovation is challenging. Consumer needs, markets and even business models are changing. Are you prepared to move from reacting to leading? We present the five success factors that empower employees to shape the future of transportation. Specialised in the empowerment of employees in innovation methods, we believe in strong innovation cultures as the only long-term preparation for future challenges. TOI supports Fortune 500 companies with tailor-made hands-on training to fuel the creation of disruptive innovations and simultaneously build up professional skills.

More Speakers Being Added

Day 2

Thursday 6 July

10:30 - 10:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

10:30 - Future aircraft configuration for eco-efficiency
José Rui Marcelino, CEO, Almadesign LDA, PORTUGAL
Transport systems design will face paradigm shifts in the next decade with the introduction of disruptive technologies (self-driving vehicles, automation, IoT, additive manufacturing) and social changes (population growth, sharing economy, sustainability, mass customisation, changing values of travel time, etc.). An approach to the design of future aircraft systems from a user-centred perspective will be presented, showcasing a future vision for aircraft design combining technology-based solutions and their socio-economic and environmental impact.

13:00 - 13:55 - Future of Transportation Technology Stage

13:00 - Plug-in fuel cell hybrid to overcome market barriers
Manfred Limbrunner, head of mobility business unit, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, GERMANY
The electric commercial vehicle and bus market is growing. However, the requirements of shift operation with adequate climate control at competitive prices cannot be achieved either with battery-electric vehicles or conventional fuel cell systems. Nowadays vehicles are designed for multi-purpose use, which is why conventional fuel cell and battery concept designs address peak load. But as vehicles serve a specific application, the drive system can be designed according to individual demands; for example, standardised city bus drive cycles show that smaller fuel cells combined with an energy buffer can achieve operators' objectives more cost-efficiently than conventional solutions.

13:25 - Vision Zero Advocate Institute: a future without serious injuries and fatalities
Jeffrey Calibaba, chief operating officer, ATS Traffic, CANADA
The Vision Zero Advocate Institute, a global leader in the adoption of Vision Zero, presents how the public and private sectors need to rethink their roles and responsibilities for traffic safety. As Vision Zero forces one of the largest shifts in transportation system design, it presents a proactive opportunity for change. Demonstrating the trajectory of Vision Zero through a detailed look at the Vision Zero Advocate Institute’s rise and plans for 2030, this presentation will examine the framework for the future, integration of systems approaches and a shift in transportation prioritisation from mobility to the importance of a human life.

More Speakers Being Added