To help expand awareness to wider audiences for key aspects involved in the MOVE_UK project , The Floow, today hosted a webinar highlighting how the project is working to understand risk. The talk presented to a wide audience three key factors of how risk is evolving, these are:
The Future of Vehicles
(presented by Dr Sam Chapman, The Floow)
This detailed what new vehicle technology is coming and how it will affect not only safety, but also how it may also influence behaviour and infrastructure in less obvious ways.
The Future of Infrastructure
(presented by Kim Smith, Royal Borough of Greenwich (DGCities) )
Kim addressed the upcoming changes in infrastructure discussing the impact of how working to address improvements in areas like accident, congestion, emissions and introducing sustainable transport will all impact changes in the road environment and driving. The MOVE_UK pilot region was used in examples to detail wider changes and how risk is evolving.
The Future of Behaviour
(presented by Dr Lisa Dorn, The Floow)
Lisa explained how changes in driver behaviour is shifting and how these evolving behaviours are changing the how, why and where people drive, alongside the associated risks that again these changes can present.
The MOVE_UK consortium today won a coveted prize recognising leading collaboration and innovation.
In partnership with the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and EngineeringUK, The Engineer has established an award celebrating the very best in collaborative engineering innovation across the UK. Beating off tough competition, MOVE_UK won the award in the category of 'Information, Data and Connectivity' for its work in 'Leading acceleration of automated driving by connected validation and big data analysis'. This work includes combined efforts from Bosch, TRL, The Floow, Jaguar Land Rover, Direct Line Group, and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
We are delighted to win this great award which recognises both Innovation and Collaboration.
You can read more about MOVE_UK's winning entry in The Engineer.
MOVE_UK was one of several projects featured on the Meridian CAV showcase at LCV CENEX (The UK's premier Low Carbon and Future Vehicle technology event). MOVE_UK first attended LCV CENEX in 2016 to highlight the project's scope and its intention to accelerate the development of automated driving systems. Since this first visit a lot has changed both within our project and also outside it. One such change is the presence of a much larger number of CAV projects at LCV Cenex, which this year were centred around the Meridian CAV showcase. MOVE_UK was prominently placed on this showcase which highlighted the developments in CAV in the UK. During the event the MOVE_UK team where highly active; involvements included:
Overall the LCV CENEX event showed how far UK CAV technologies have come in a short space of time. MOVE_UK is very proud to be a central part of these growing developments.
In partnership with the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council and EngineeringUK, The Engineer (a leading news agency presenting the best from the worlds Engineering) have collectively established an award celebrating the very best in collaborative engineering innovation in the UK.
This Collaborate to Innovate award will be announced on the 6th November 2018.
MOVE_UK has been shortlisted for this award in the area of Information, Data & Connectivity for the projects collective world leading work in 'Leading acceleration of automated driving by connected validation and big data analysis'.
The award shortlist details all collaborative partners involved in the project, namely:
This year’s Northern Powerhouse Summit took place as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, the UK’s largest event of the year which aims to highlight leading activities in the North of England. As part of the business section of this event, The Floow’s Sam Chapman gave a highlight speech on Great Innovators in the renovated workshop where George and Robert Stephenson built the Rocket and transformed the world with new ways to travel.
The talk highlighted how, from small beginnings pioneering insurance data capture solutions, The Floow’s progress in only six years has led to them supplying global solutions for understanding vehicle risk. This growth was highlighted as being driven by a focus on innovation and being involved in cutting edge research citing leading programmes like MOVE_UK. Here Sam detailed how The Floow leads new innovations in the future of transport to the benefit of everyone. This talk highlighted the work of the MOVE_UK project and its aims to bring new transport capabilities into the mainstream.
This talk was widely discussed on social media receiving public mentions from the UK Cabinet Office and government departments including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as well as widening the discussion in the public domain about the introduction of new vehicle technologies.
Details of the Northern Powerhouse Summit and this talk can be found via: https://getnorth2018.com/business/northern-powerhouse-business-summit/