Latest innovations showcased at record-breaking LCV and Connected Automated Mobility events
Cenex’s 12th annual LCV event and new Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) event broke new records earlier this month, with nearly 5,000 delegates attending to see the latest automation, innovation and emerging technologies at Millbrook.
Held on 4-5 September 2019, the co-located events were opened by George Freeman, Minister of State for Transport, and were attended by just over 4,700 delegates; a 9% increase on numbers for the 2018 event, which had already set a new record.
Highlights of the events included George Freeman’s announcement of a new safety regime for self-driving vehicles called CAV Pass and intended to prevent any defects in driverless cars and provide protection from cyber-attacks.
In addition, Millbrook officially opened its Autonomous Village, a new centre for testing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). The Autonomous Village comprises of six purpose-built workshops designed to support mechanical, integration and software development for self-driving vehicles, from passenger cars to buses.
Meanwhile, Parkopedia showcased autonomous valet parking while the Faraday Institution announced a further £55m for energy storage research.
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said: “2019 has been a big year for us with the launch of our very first Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility Event at our annual Cenex-LCV Show; and our exhibitors, speakers and visitors didn’t disappoint.
“What we saw over the two days was cutting edge innovations and technologies, agenda setting from government and industry leaders as well as the capabilities and desire to realise both the road to zero for LCV and Connected Automated Mobility on UK roads in the coming years. 2019 was a record in terms of attendance and we look forward to seeing what 2020 brings.”
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