In the face of increasing road traffic in Britain, car manufacturers, the Government, and the British IT industry will come together on Thursday and address how emissions and congestion should be tackled while general road safety is improved.
The Automotive Council will host the ‘Intelligent Mobility’ summit, which will bring together big-name automotive manufacturers, infrastructure providers, fleet operators, and IT and communications specialists to address challenges and any opportunities of developing solutions to tackle Britain’s pressing road use issues. Figures released by the Government have shown that by the year 2030, British road use will be 25-30 per cent higher. In London, the air pollution from combustion sources such as transport is so bad that authorities such as the European Union have threatened to start levying fines on the British capital that might run into millions.
The Automotive Council believes that Britain could become a leading intelligent mobility solution developer that will not only tackle domestic congestion, but could also exported abroad. Car manufacturers in the UK view networked vehicles and mobility as a major opportunity to created increased traffic flows and improve safety in addition to contributing to the reduction of harmful emissions and congestion.
The Government would like to see the UK become Europe’s technology hub and has already established the Transport Systems, which it is hoped will enable greater collaborations between world leading businesses, innovators, and academics.