Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham between 8 and 9 November, TRL will communicate its broad expertise across the transport sector, focusing on its core innovation programmes and how the company is shaping the future of transport.

Highways UK comes at a pivotal time for TRL, coinciding with new trials for the GATEway and MOVE_UK projects, as well as new research into HGV platooning and the development of the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London.

In addition to showcasing its transport expertise at the event, TRL will host five industry briefings together with partners. These will cover a range of future-focused subjects including: the electrification of vehicle fleets, platooning vehicles, new technology on strategic roads, asset data and the Smart Mobility Living Lab:London. Full details for the speakers can be found below:

Date: 8 November (11.35-12.10)
Location: Dynniq Dome
Subject: Electrification of the vehicle fleet and the implications for strategic roads
Hosted by: TRL

  • Denis Naberezhnykh, Head of ULEV and Energy, TRL
  • Patrick Duprat, R&D Program Manager, Alstom
  • Peter Stevens, Head – External & Government Affairs, Nissan

Date: 8 November (13:30)
Location: Burges Salmon Stage (Keynote stage)
Subject: The impact of technology on the future SRN – panel discussion
Chaired by: Rob Wallis, Chief Executive Officer, TRL

  • Mike Wilson, Chief Engineer, Highways England
  • James Arbib, Co-founder, Rethinkx
  • Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Date: 9 November (11.20-11.55)
Location: Dynniq Dome
Subject: UK's first real-world operational trial of Platooning vehicles
Hosted by: TRL

  • Richard Cuerden, Academy Director, TRL
  • Jack Martens, Project Manager - Advanced Technology & External Contacts, DAF Truck

Date: 9 November (13.50-14.25)
Location: Carillion Theatre
Subject: Beyond conventional asset data
Hosted by: TRL
Speaker: Matt Sercombe, Infrastructure Director, TRL
Date: 9 November (15.00-15.20)
Location: Burges Salmon stage (Keynote stage)
Subject: Smart Mobility Living Lab: London
Hosted by: TRL

  • Iwan Parry, Strategic Partnering, TRL
  • Aarti Gupta,  Project Lead, Costain
  • Peter Shearman, Concept Development Leader, Cisco CREATE

If you would like to speak to a TRL spokesperson at Highways UK, contact trl@provapr.co.uk or call 01926 776900. Alternatively, visit stand F10.

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