The world’s biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs) has been given the green light by UK energy regulator Ofgem, bringing together leading power, technology, fleet and transport companies to test and implement the best approaches for the EV rollout for commercial enterprises.
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ACI’s Connected Car Summit will be taking place in London on 24 - 25 April 2019. The two-day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the automotive industry, connected, IoT, telematics data associations, safety personnel consultants, solution and technology providers.
In July 2018, Solar Media Ltd held their first electric vehicle event, the EV Infrastructure Summit where over 200 attendees from over 13 different countries came together in London.
As one of the major growth markets in the energy transformation, EVs have the potential to change the face of the power market and transportation and the summit gathered together large energy buyers from across Europe to see how they could build out their own EV charging networks.
The UK has the fastest growing railway in Europe with one of the best safety records. It is a UK success story but recent challenges in catering for continual growth has resulted in criticism from passengers and politicians, with calls for renationalisation. The organisational structure of the UK's railways is no longer working. Rail needs a new guiding mind. Secretary of State Chris Grayling has ordered a "root and branch" review.
The 2019 summit will tackle themes challenging the industry including:
Shared e-bikes, implemented at scale, could double the number of bicycle trips in London, increasing their modal share and reducing congestion and pollution. A recent report by Steer suggests that 813 000 daily trips in Greater London could switch to shared e-bikes. This would lead to 21 000 fewer hours spent in traffic and 184 fewer metric tons of CO2 emissions every day.
As part of the London Mayor’s intention to decrease concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at roadside locations in the UK capital, seven ‘Low Emission Bus Zones’ (LEBZs) are now in full operation in the city. Eventually, the plan is to have 12 LEBZs across London, with the Mayor announcing five new LEBZs on a visit to New Cross in South London.
The red, double-decker London bus is a well-known feature of the United Kingdom's capital city. It is estimated that around 6.5 million passengers are transported every day on London buses, and they are a vital service for the old, young, disabled and lower-income London residents.
A new Bus Safety Standard, which details bus safety requirements that all bus operators will need to endorse up to 2024, has been published by TfL (London Transport Authority) and comes as part of an approach to reach zero deaths on or by a bus in London by 2030.
The End of Car Ownership And The Future Of Transportation?
Industry analysts are suggesting that a shift towards the use of “mobility service providers” is on the horizon, whereby consumers are turning to providers that offer access to a comprehensive range of on-demand transport services. Many OEMs, Transport Authorities, Ride Operators, data and software businesses are already positioning themselves in the emerging Mobility-as-a-Service market.
The UK planning system has ‘deep flaws’, as new housing developments are constructed without sufficient public transport, walking and cycling connections, according to a report.