The Disruptive Technology and Road Transport event took place last Wednesday, February 10, and was part of the Streets Ahead exhibition currently running at the New London Architecture.
The purpose of the event was to continue TfL’s engagement with the technology sector and road user groups, to consider how technology is introducing new challenges and opportunities for the way the road network functions. It was also a good chance to help shape our collective thinking on how to respond, and to identify the role that the tech sector can play in solving some of the challenges London faces.
The event was split into two halves, with speakers presenting to the audience in the first half before a group discussion across multiple tables, with each tackling a different topic.
The speakers at the event were as follows:
- Chair’s Welcome: Ben Plowden (TfL)
- Scene Setting: Isabel Dedring (Deputy Mayor for Transport)
- The Future is Now: Greg Lindsay (Journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker.
- Traffic Management in the Digital Age: Alan Bristow and Helen Chapman (TfL)
Isabel Dedring, the Deputy Mayor for Transport, introduces the major themes of the afternoon in the opening presentation
Register now for the Disruptive Technology and Road Transport event, taking place at New London Architecture on Wednesday February 10.
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