Cenex-LCV2019 and Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility begins today at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Running until Thursday 5th September 2019, the events are organised by Cenex, working closely with Millbrook and supporting partners from Government and its agencies. The co-located events are expected to attract more than 4,000 delegates over the next two days. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from over 150 presenters in the largest ever seminar programme, visit the extensive technology exhibition and network with like-minded industry peers. Both events are being opened by Rt Hon George Freeman, Minister of State for Transport.
Highlights for day one include:
• The newly launched Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility event is co-located at LCV2019. Cenex-CAM is hosting companies, universities, R&D consortia and test facilities wishing to share their latest technology developments, as well as progress with research projects.
• Keynote presentations for Cenex-LCV2019 by Dennis Hayter, Cenex; Mike Hawes, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT); Dr. Ian Campbell, InnovateUK and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands. Keynote speakers for Cenex-CAM include Iain Forbes, Centre of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV); Andy Graham, ITS-UK Connected Vehicles Forum; Jonathan Eaton, Millbrook Proving Ground and David Wong, SMMT.
• The keynote for the Energy for Transport seminar stream will be given by Philip New, CEO of the Energy Systems Catapult.
• Millbrook will officially open its Autonomous Village, a new centre for testing connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). The Autonomous Village comprises six purpose-built workshops built to support mechanical, integration and software development for self-driving vehicles, from passenger cars to buses.
• Zenzic will be showcasing its newly launched‘UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030.’
• The Advanced Propulsion Centre will be unveiling a new production low carbon biomethane farming vehicle.
• Cenex has partnered with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) to run a whole-day seminar stream on Battery Safety and Legislation today in the Seminar Dome.
Minister of State for the Future of Transport, George Freeman, said: “We are on the cusp of a transport revolution, with electrification and self-driving vehicles accelerating the decarbonisation of transport.
“The Government is supporting the development of electric and self-driving vehicles to tackle serious issues like climate change, urban congestion and pollution, making journeys greener and more accessible to all.
“Bringing together industry, academia and government, the Cenex-LCV2019 event is a fantastic event to really bring tomorrow’s technologies to life.”
Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex said, “We would like to welcome all our delegates to Cenex-LCV2019 and Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility. We are looking forward to an exciting couple of days where cutting-edge technologies will be launched, research results will be revealed, industry experts will share their knowledge, and the low carbon vehicle and CAV community will all come together to see the excellent progress being made in the UK automotive industry.”
To register for both events, please visit: https://cenex-visitor.reg.buzz/press-release
To download the full seminar programme please visit: https://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/seminars
To keep up to date with Cenex’s 12th Low Carbon Vehicle event, LCV2019, and its new Connected Automated Mobility Event, please visit www.cenex-lcv.co.uk or www.cenex-cam.co.uk, or follow @LCV_event on Twitter.