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LowCVP Bus and Innovation groups team up to collaborate on future technologies

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The LowCVP held the first joint meeting between the Bus and Innovation working groups, kindly hosted by Transport for the West Midlands, which had over 50 members in attendence to discuss what innovations will shape the future of the bus industry and help meet the challenges of the next decade, 2020-2030. Looking beyond just the powertrain tech and looking at innovative new solutions to help improve passenger experience and reverse the downward trend in ridership.
 

Links to presentations available to members [in order of agenda]

  1. DfT - LEB/ ULEB Monitoring dashboard layout and metrics: for member feedback.
  2. Introduction to West Midlands – Edmund Salt, TfWM
  3. Bus Market Overview & LCEB/ LEB Monitoring Statistics – Dan Hayes, LowCVP
  4. Mobility as a Service & Whim - Andy Page, TfWM
  5. Real Journey Time – Daniel Pass, TfWM
  6. Demand Response Travel: ArrivaClick – Asiya Jelani, Arriva
  7. Integration of Connectivity and Automation in public transport – Neil Fulton, Transport Systems Catapult
  8. Smart Urban Electric Logistics – Danny Jones, Off Grid Energy
  9. Future of Biofuels – Patrick Warner, Greenergy
  10. Biometrics: Magic Eye – Mikel Aguirre, Datik (Irizar)
  11. Zero Emission Heating: Heat Batteries – Bob Austin, Sunamp
  12. Transport Innovation Labs – Patrick Warner, Brighton and Hove Buses
  13. BWG Work Programme Update 2017/18 – Daniel Hayes, LowCVP
  14. Future Work Programme  – Daniel Hayes, LowCVP
[All past presentations are available to download from the LowCVP Members Area]
 
The next Bus Working Group meeting will take place on 11th October 2018. Venue to be confirmed. Any members who wish to offer to host the meeting, please email Daniel.Hayes@lowcvp.org.uk. Register your attendance here.
The next joint Innovation Working Group will be in collaboration the Fuels Working Group on the 4th October 2018. Members are invited to submit ideas for presentations on the future of fuels. BWG members are also welcome to attend the meeting (as they are with all other LowCVP Working Groups).
 
LowCVP will be looking to host a Low Emission Bus Workshop in July, most likely in Bristol. Exact date and venue tbc.
 
Many thanks again to Transport for West Midlands for hosting and we look forward to seeing you all at the next LowCVP event.


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