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Event Organiser: ICE

The future of mobility and transport in cities, Nottingham

  • Networking
  • Nottingham
  • 02 April 2019
  • 08:30 - 12:00
The future of mobility and transport in cities, Nottingham

About this event

This half-day event coincides with the ICE President’s visit to the East Midlands region and looks at the future of mobility and transport in cities. As our cities populations continue to grow, both emissions from vehicles and road infrastructure capacity remains a challenge.

Whilst autonomous vehicle technology is advancing, road infrastructure is not yet able to integrate with the advances in digital technology. This event explores these challenges and looks at how cities can plan for a smarter and more efficient use of road space.

The ICE East Midlands Chair’s programme looks at the demographic and urbanisation challenges in cities and asks how the needs of growing urban populations can be sustained whilst transitioning to sources of low carbon energy.

There will be presentations from academics and industry, followed by a panel discussion and opportunities for networking.

Breakfast will be provided from 8:30am.


Tim Armitage

tim armitage

Tim is an Associate Director with considerable experience of multi-stakeholder projects, mainly in transport domains. Tim coordinates the future mobility activity on behalf of the Arup’s Advanced Digital Engineering practice and was the Project Director for the recently completed UK Autodrive connected and autonomous vehicle project.

In addition to that four-year collaborative research project, Tim also manages several commercial projects related to automated and electric vehicle systems.

Dr Xiaolin Meng

xiaolin meng

Dr Xiaolin is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Associate Professor and Theme Leader of Positioning and Navigation Technologies at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute within the University of Nottingham. He is founding director of the Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre, a dedicated international centre for technology exchanges. He holds a PhD in Highway, Urban Road and Airport Engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai where he was appointed Guest Professor in 2010, and a PhD in Space Geodesy from the University of Nottingham.

His research focuses include connected and autonomous vehicles, intelligent mobility, integrated location and sensing sensory systems, structural health monitoring of long bridges, advanced data processing, precise GNSS and Earth Observation for wide engineering and environmental applications.

Professor John Miles (FREng, FIMechE)

john miles

John is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and is the Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies at the Department of Engineering. His special interests include the technology and economics of future transport systems, with an emphasis on future systems and environmental impact.

John is a member of the UK Automotive Council and was founding Chair of the Council’s Working Group on Intelligent Mobility. John is currently a member of IM-PACT (the UK Intelligent Mobility Planning and Action Co-Ordination Team) and is Chair of the IM-PACT Working Group on Cities and Supporting Infrastructure.

Event venue

De Vere Orchard Hotel
University Park
Beeston Lane
Nottingham NG7 2RJ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Alex Sargeson

e: [email protected]