Video review of ACES event – The Future Ecosystem

Silverstone Technology Cluster

30th August 2019

Lights! Camera! Action!

Enjoy a video recap of our ACES event from 17 July looking at “The Future Ecosystem”.

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Our future-focused ACES community explored challenging issues shaping the future ecosystem of “Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared” mobility. Speakers introduced a range of inspiring strategies and technologies under development set to influence the future of mobility and transport.

This included a fascinating insight into the challenges of bringing autonomous vehicles to Heathrow Airport shared by Steve Armitage, Head of Innovation and Intelligent Automation.

From Nick Molden of AIR Alliance, we also learned about a new approach to vehicle emissions measurement that could drive forward real change in improving future air quality. Nick’s passion for seeking ways to reduce our vehicle impact on our environment was matched by Simon Reader, Engineering Director at Mahle Powertrains, who also encouraged us to keep our minds open to alternative solutions for tackling emissions. Simon shared an R&D project creating a clever hybrid engine at MAHLE Powertrain that may well provide a vehicle that, across its total “lifespan” from production through to end-of-life, would have less impact than EVs.

Along with the debate lead by Neil Morgan (MD of Good Fabrications) on the potential value of retrofitting new batteries into ‘old’ EVs, our delegates engaged in some fascinating Q&A discussion sharing their views.

We also heard about the challenges of E-Mobility from Karl Anders of Innogy, and the potential impact of managing the vast quantity of data set to be created by future connected vehicles from Sunny Chauhan of Gateway Digital.

Through much interactive discussion, our delegates showed their extraordinary range of talent and technological expertise present within our high-tech cluster. At the STC we seek to harness this wealth of knowledge and nurture opportunities where our members can work together to develop future solutions to complex issues. Valuable connections were made yesterday that could contribute towards solving some key issues in shaping the future.

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