Testing for future smart mobility
We are delighted that Kim Smith, Head of Smart Mobility dg:cities, will be speaking at our 18th September forum at Ravensbourne University London. Kim is a transport specialist with over 25 years in transport planning, project delivery, policy formation and high-level strategy and dg:cities is moving its base into the university campus shortly.
dg:cities is an urban innovation company specialising in the integration of 'smart city' technologies and approaches to maximise their benefits for cities and optimise the use of resources, infrastructure and services. The organisation has particular expertise in 'smart mobility' such as Mobility as a Service, e-Mobility and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
The company is involved in several projects including The Smart Mobility Living Lab: London, which is an Innovate UK and industry collaboration, building a state-of-the-art test bed for Connected Autonomous Vehicles. Situated in London with facilities in Greenwich and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it will offer advanced real-world testing and development of future mobility solutions.
The project is led by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) with consortium partners including Cisco, Transport for London, Cubic, London Legacy Development Corporation, Loughborough University and dg:cities. Bringing technology, infrastructure and transport experts together, SMLL will allow clients and partners to test, develop and deploy a wide range of solutions related to CAVs in the real world.
dg:cities is also running 'Endeavour' which is an initiative looking at the potential for a fleet of shared autonomous vehicles to fill mobility gaps between people's homes and public transport hubs, with the support of Addison Lee, and consortium partners Oxbotica, Immense Simulations and Nominet. The project will deliver Europe's largest pilots of self-driven passenger services with trials taking place in 2020.
Finally IDEMA is a technical feasibility study that will create a concept design for an offsite manufactured building, with the aim of looking for opportunities for integrating renewable energy technologies. dg:cities' role in the project is to demonstrate how an offsite manufactured building can utilise renewable energy technologies to meet energy demand and generate surplus.