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The future of mobility is approaching faster than we think

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On the 9th and 10th of July at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, more than 400 global experts gathered to discuss connected and autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, energy/battery, infrastructure, fleet conversion and future mobility trends at the 2 co-located TaaS Technology conferences.

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TaaS Technology Conference

We have seen the future of transportation - and it's connected, shared, autonomous and electric. It is not just a replacement of ICE vehicles with connected autonomous electric vehicles - to truly revolutionise transportation, we have to change ownership models with an emphasis on shared and inclusive mobility.

This vision was unveiled to over 400 of the world's top engineers, designers and visionaries in Birmingham on the 9th and 10th July.

The 2nd Transportation-as-a-Service Technology conference excelled on many fronts, combining insightful presentations on key issues, thought provoking panel sessions and audience interaction.

For 2 days, speakers from across the industry discussed technology, micro-mobility, shared mobility, business models, financing, legislation, city planning, implementation, EVs, battery, charging, infrastructure and how this will all enable a new model for future mobility.

Contributions came from Alibaba Cloud, AutoTrader, BP, Department for Transport, Daimler, EY, General Electric, Huawei, IBM, JLR, Intel, Keysight Technologies, KPMG, Met Office, National Grid, NVIDIA, PwC, Tata Motors, TomTom, Uber, WMG and Vodafone amongst many more.

A busy exhibition hall allowed 20+ sponsors to exhibit their technology to the global industry, ranging from Ridecell showcasing their car-sharing platform, AppyParking presenting how they want to make parking ‘forgettable', Electric Zoo demonstrating their EVs and services for changing to an electric fleet, to Equinix highlighting how data centres have a big part to play in the future of mobility and Autonomy showcasing their blockchain solution for autonomous vehicles. It was fantastic to see so many new relationships being formed during the networking breaks and the evening nibbles and drinks event.