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Exploring the Connected Autonomous Vehicle Ecosystem and the role of test-beds, pilots & demonstrators in accelerating deployment

About this Event

The UK has emerged as a front runner on the global stage for CAV deployment. With favourable legislation, targetted R&D grant funding, state of the art testbed infrastructure, highly skilled workforce and a willing customer base. The UK offers a “goldilocks“ environment for those looking to develop, test and deploy CAV technologies.

With SMMT estimating a total of £62 billion in annual economic benefits for the UK from CAV deployment by 2030, both the automotive industry and the UK government are investing heavily in CAV technologies.

With four major CAV testbeds, more than 80 collaborative CAV R&D projects and with autonomous driving trials taking place in major towns and cities across the UK – the gap between testing and deployment on public roads is getting smaller.

Join the IDEALondon Future Mobility breakfast event as we learn more about the UK CAV ecosystem and the role of testbeds in accelerating deployment.

We’ll be joined on the day by those responsible for implementing testbed infrastructure and funding deployments as well as the companies piloting innovative projects.

Speakers include:

Expert Overview:

Daniel Ruiz, CEO, Zenzic


Luis Barreto, Programme Director, FiveAI

Bani Anvari, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Intelligent Mobility, UCL

Garry Staunton, Lead Technologist, RACE / UKAEA

Don-Paul Dhaliwal – Co-Founder & CEO – Conigital Group


Daniel Ruiz, CEO, Zenzic

Alex Weedon, SME Strategy, Connected Places Catapult

Don-Paul Dhaliwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Conigital Group

Iwan Parry, Project Lead, TRL / Smart Mobility Living Lab

Bani Anvari, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Intelligent Mobility, UCL

About IDEALondon Future Mobility

Mobility trends are progressing at an ever-increasing pace. From electrification that limits pollution and running costs to automation that reduces the need for drivers, to connected cars that share data.

Long established commercial relationships between car manufacturers, insurance companies and rail operators are being disrupted by startups developing new products and services that are changing behaviours and empowering consumers with greater control and choice overspend and service.

Join the IDEALondon mobility breakfast event for founders, investors and technologists to explore the latest mobility trends and best practices as we dig deep into the people and tech driving change.

Breakfast, tea and coffee will be provided from 9:00am.


9:00 – 9:30 – Arrival, registration and breakfast

9:30 – Welcome & Introduction

9:35 – Expert Overview: Daniel Ruiz, CEO at Zenzic

9:50 – Business Showcase

10:10 – Panel Discussion

11:00 – Close

11:00 – 12:00 – Networking