4 August 2022
Over the next two decades, transport technology will change faster than at any time since the Victorian era. In place of cars powered by fossil fuels and internal combustion engines, we will have electric and autonomous vehicles. High speed rail will transform journeys between our major cities, and hugely enhance freight capacity. Drones will deliver goods to people’s houses. And people will continue to produce and use more data than ever before, with profound implications for transport.
We live in a time of unprecedented change in the transport system. Changes in the nature of working and shopping, new technologies and behaviours – such as automation, vehicle electrifi-cation and the sharing economy – are already having an impact on how the system functions, while the intersection of the physical and digital realms is changing how transport is planned and used. These developments bring exciting possibilities which, if grasped, will bring significant social benefits.
The West Midlands is the UK’s heart of automotive innovation, battery storage and digital rail.
From its extensive supply chain network of well known automotive, rail and aerospace companies, to its world-class academic institutions bringing transformational R&D projects to industry, this event puts a spotlight on the next generation transport tech that is being developed right across the West Midlands.
West Midlands Sector Showcase
The West Midlands Sector Showcase Days are a unique and exclusive in-person opportunity for businesses and investors considering expanding or investing in the UK.
Coinciding with UK House, the Future Mobility sector showcase day (Friday 5 August) bought together a select cohort of industry leaders and innovators.
Designed to equip you with an immersive first-hand experience of the region’s business landscape and sector strengths, delegates benefited from exclusive business leader plenary sessions, complimentary visits to key sector assets and a networking reception.
You can explore opportunities in:
- Autonomous & electric vehicles
- Connectivity and infrastructure
Led by the region’s official economic development agency, the West Midlands Growth Company in conjunction with the Department for International Trade, a dedicated team were on-hand to answer any questions from delegates and take forward opportunities for collaboration with the West Midlands.