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The annual Cenex-Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) and Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) events begin today at UTAC Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Running from Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 September, the co-located events are set to attract over 4,000 delegates as the industry reunites at one of the first in-person automotive technology events post-COVID.

Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said: “These Cenex events are an incredibly important staging post for the industry ahead of COP26, helping us focus our energies and share ideas as we continue to play our part in tackling the greatest challenge of the century. Working together we can not only create communities free from pollution, but develop a world leading electric vehicle supply chain here in the UK that will create thousands of jobs over the next decade.” The past 18 months have been a challenging time for everybody in the automotive industry, but the need to develop, promote and implement low carbon transport alternatives is more pressing than ever. Just as at previous events, LCV2021 and CAM2021 represent a tremendous opportunity for the automotive community to meet, showcase the latest low carbon technology, attend seminar sessions with industry experts, network with their peers, and enjoy test-track demonstrations.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote presentations for LCV2021 by Trudy Harrison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport; Paul Gadd, Innovate UK; and Gary Cook, OZEV. Keynote speakers for CAM2021 include Isobel Pastor, The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; David Skipp, Ford Mobility; Ellie Wooldridge, Connected Places Catapult; and Mark Preston, Streetdrone.
  • The Road to Zero panel discussion: Graham Hoare, Britishvolt/Automotive Council; Ian Constance, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK; Mike Hawes, SMMT and Andy Eastlake, Zemo Partnership
  • The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator (ARMD) competition: 12 low-carbon projects completed in 12 months now driving a new automotive future. From an electric all-terrain truck for developing world markets, to a zero-emissions EV single-deck concept bus, the 12 winning projects will now be used to seed future development programmes nationwide as well as overseas investment into the UK.
  • CAM Showcase: Featuring an indoor and outdoor exhibition showcasing government-funded research projects advancing the development of high automated vehicles. These include the driverless vehicle trial Project Endeavour, the 5G Connected and Automated Logistics project, multi-application PODS from Westfield, and West Cambridge Autonomous Shuttle from Aurrigo.
  • Niche Vehicle Network Nick Carpenter Innovation Award and Feasibility Study Competition Announcement
  • Unveiling of the Aura concept car: a lightweight, efficient electric-powered sports car inspired by nature, with the latest in technology and clever engineering at its heart.

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, says, “We are pleased to welcome all our delegates, speakers, and exhibitors back to both Cenex events. After the setbacks and frustrations that we’ve all experienced during the pandemic, I believe that LCV2021 and CAM2021 will deliver a much-needed boost to our sector by bringing our innovation community together once again.”

To keep up to date with Cenex’s 14th Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2021, and its 3rd Connected Automated Mobility Event, CAM2021, visit www.cenex-lcv.co.uk or www.cenex-cam.co.uk, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.