ICAV (International Connected Autonomous Vehicle) Cluster attended the Cenex LCV event 2022, which took place on the 7th-8th of September, held at the UTAC Millbrook in Bedfordshire. The event brought together experts from across the industry and showcased the latest innovations in low carbon technologies and solutions for more sustainable mobility as well as current developments in alternative fuels and drivetrain technologies.

LCV is managed by Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of excellence for low-carbon and fuel-cell technology, with assistance from Supporting Partners such as the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, the Department for International Trade, the Advanced Propulsion Center, the Automotive Council, Innovate UK, Zemo Partnership, Zenzic, the Society of Motor Manufacturers, and Traders.

The event was attended by almost 5,000 people from tech companies, OEMs, and representatives from the local industry. As part of the conference, there was a series of presentations and panel discussions covering a range of topics such as connected & autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity, smart cities, and infrastructure. More than 200 companies exhibited their new pioneering components and technologies. We were given the opportunity to conduct interviews with several companies who were exhibiting their technologies and delegations from across the industry to discuss key trends in automotive development.

We got a chance to interview Jon Bentley, TV Producer, Presenter and Journalist and Discussed his insights on the Automotive industry and how autonomous technologies are shaping the future.

‘The future of autonomy is very much in future. I still think Artificial Intelligence, however good it is getting, still isn’t quite up to the task of dealing with driving in very complex real-world situations. I think where autonomy will occur and starts to occur is in much more controlled environments, places where you would be able to control the environment or initially probably on roads and inter-state highways could give you all the advantages of personal mobility and very few disadvantages.’

– Jon Bentley

Kevin Vincent, Director at the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Automotive Research at Coventry University spoke to us about the Cenex LCV event, and said, ” The introduction of CAM (Connected Autonomous Mobility), has broadened the appeal of the show. We have seen  an increase in number of visitors. It is always a great show for us. We come here every year, we get great interaction with industry, academia and policymakers and It enables us to showcase what we can do.”

It was a great opportunity to find out more about the latest developments in the automotive sector and meet a range of influential players in the industry. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!

 

 

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