Intelligent Mobility – Publications

Here you will find all our reports, white papers and briefings relating to Intelligent Mobility in Transport.

Academic Engagement Highlights Document: July – December 2018

Academic Engagement at the Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) has always been a priority, which makes our organisation the go to place for universities and researchers operating in the field of Intelligent Mobility. Our ethos of collaboration, instead of competition, means synergies and symbiotic relationships are at the heart of the programme. Find out what we’ve been up to from July – December 2018 in our latest highlights document.

Electric Vehicles – Towards an Excellent User Experience

The electrification of transport is a now a certainty. Battery technology is advancing rapidly and putting within reach the possibility for wide-scale adoption of passenger electric vehicles. The potential for zero tailpipe emissions to make a substantial contribution to both environmental objectives and the clean air challenges of congested cities has been seized on by governments around the world who are increasingly stating their intention to ban the sale of fossil fuelled vehicles.

This report outlines a consultation with companies and organisations that represent stakeholders in the large-scale adoption of electric passenger vehicles.

Hyperloop – Opportunity for UK Supply Chain

How likely is it that Hyperloop will become a reality? Virgin Hyperloop One’s DevLoop in the Nevada desert is already an impressive feat of engineering. The approach Hyperloop Transportation Technologies have demonstrated to developing this new mode of transport is highly innovative. Things are moving fast, and although still a concept, there appears every possibility that a Hyperloop will be built somewhere in the world within the next five years. This presents the UK with a significant opportunity to get involved, to demonstrate the fantastic capability of British engineering, and to deliver valuable economic growth.

In this report we focus on the opportunities for UK businesses to get involved in the R&D phase of this technology.

Autonomous Vehicles: What Can Social Science Offer?

This report looks at priorities for involving the social science disciplines in universities in the move towards autonomous transport systems. This document has been produced following a day-long workshop co-convened by Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) and researchers from University College London, held at UCL on 30th April 2018. The event brought together around 30 social scientists from 16 academic institutions, and self-identifying with at least 12 social science disciplines. For the morning session, policymakers and representatives from industry, funding bodies, and publishers were also present to discuss their needs and priorities.

People Focused Innovation

No matter how unique or technologically advanced, an innovation’s success is ultimately determined by the users. It is this often diverse group of people who will judge whether an innovation meets a need. Fail to impress, and it is unlikely that the innovative service, product or system will make it very far on the market.

The key to a successful innovation is to devote some time and effort into understanding users. Doing so will make it easier to avoid some common pitfalls in the innovation process – from making incorrect assumptions about what users really want and are prepared to pay for, to launching a product, service or system that users do not understand how to use.

Blockchain: Disruption in Transport

Blockchain could provide the underpinnings for a future integrated transport system, without the need for large and costly centralised control mechanisms, according to a new paper from the Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) and the University of Sheffield. The Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) is calling for government and industry to explore the technology’s potential uses in transport, to ensure the UK stays ahead of latest developments.

Academic Engagement Strategy Brochure

Our latest brochure outlines the Connected Places Catapult’s (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) Academic Engagement Strategy. With a clear focus on linking with universities to help them transmit and share insight, information and progress, the Connected Places Catapult can connect thought leadership with commercial and practical reality.

Ready for Innovation – The Opportunity for Innovation Rural Transport

This guide is intended to provide readers with actionable insights into the needs and capabilities of rural communities. It is designed to be a valuable tool to inform the design of innovative new approaches to rural transport.

Market Forecast for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has commissioned this study to
quantify the industrial opportunity to the UK that could result from CAV uptake, in terms of:

• the potential value of the domestic and global markets for CAVs and CAV technologies;
• the potential GVA for UK production of CAVs and CAV technologies;
• the potential for new UK jobs relating to the production of CAVs and CAV technologies.

This work is intended to provide a greater understanding of the specific opportunities for UK industry that the transition to CAVs could bring, to inform the development of a strong Industrial Strategy which will enable the UK
automotive sector to consolidate and expand on past successes, as the global market shifts.

Catapult Network – Fostering Innovation to Drive Economic Growth

The dynamic activity of the UK’s network of Catapult technology and innovation centres over the last five years is vividly showcased in this new publication ‘Catapult Network – Fostering Innovation to Drive Economic Growth’, produced by the Catapults as a network.

Absorptive Capacity in Intelligent Mobility

The Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) has now commissioned Oxford Economics to undertake a feasibility study to help it understand if Absorptive Capacity could be measured in different IM market segments.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: A UK standards strategy

In 2016, BSI and the Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult), supported by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), began research to explore the priorities for standards to support the development and deployment of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in the UK.

The project looked at both connected and autonomous road vehicles and followed recommendations made by the Council for Science and Technology to identify areas where standards should be developed for CAVs.

The BSI and the Connected Places Catapult have produced a report with their findings.

The Case for Government to Incentivise Transport Data Sharing in the UK

This briefing paper is a call to action on the use of data in the Transport Industry. Together, government, industry and the wider IM community can work to create an environment where organisations are able to safely and securely share data in a way that respects privacy and which unlocks substantial economic, social and environmental benefits for the UK.

Older Travelers and Technology Engagement

Technology is increasingly being used to plan, book, pay for and manage journeys. Whilst such innovations are on the increase, so too are the number of older people living in Great Britain. For transport in our society to be accessible to as many people as possible, it is therefore important that older people are able and willing to engage with such technologies. This report was commissioned to both encourage and enable developers and commissioners of customer-facing transport technologies to better consider the needs of older travellers.

This report was launched at the 2017 Accessibility and Innovation conference jointly hosted by the Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) and Department for Transport.

Cyber Security and Intelligent Mobility

This report is a research and analysis piece that set out to understand the implications of the inter actions between the evolving cyber security and intelligent mobility landscapes over the next 10 years. By understanding the key trends, messages and challenges that frame this future space from over 70 sources of secondary data and UK-based thought leader interviews, new opportunities and recommended actions were determined.

Intelligent Mobility Skills Strategy

The UK has always been a global leader in the field of transportation. It is now time to be the global leader in transport systems. This leadership can only be delivered by people and we must act now to develop the skills and capabilities that will drive growth and help secure a significant share of the global £900 billion market by 2025.

The launch of this Intelligent Mobility Skills Strategy marks a critical milestone and is a call to action for government, academia and industry. Following months of collaborative research and with significant input from a wide range of stakeholders, we are pleased to be publishing our perspective on an Intelligent Mobility Skills Strategy. We know this document is not the full answer. It will however form the start of a debate – much more has to be done. New markets and new capabilities will always be shrouded by uncertainty, but we aim to foster a shared vision and direction for all organisations interested in developing the skills needed for Intelligent Mobility.

Intelligent Mobility Market Update 2016

The global transport system is changing. Technology innovators are creating products and services that are solving long-standing problems. This is helping more passengers travel safer and quicker, with a better experience and less impact on our environment.

This innovation is driving growth, encouraging a new breed of transport start-ups and changing the business model for large established multi-nationals. Autonomous vehicles might be the poster child for this revolution but the digitisation of transport is leading to rapid progress across the sector. This new approach is defined as Intelligent Mobility (IM) and uses emerging technologies to move people and goods more smartly and efficiently.

This new market for IM is already estimated at £275bn globally. In this report we look at the latest statistics for potential growth in this market towards 2025.

Exploring the Opportunity for Mobility as a Service in the UK

This report seeks to set out what MaaS is, how it can help us travel, and what the future could look like once it becomes mainstream.  Are we looking a smart seamless multimodal future?  Or are we looking at a future where car based transport will prevail? In both futures, the current shape of public transport may change dramatically.

The Technology Strategy for Intelligent Mobility

Transport in 2030 will look very different than it does today. Intelligent Mobility will have a profound impact on the way we move people and goods around the globe. To create a people-centred, smart, sustainable and safe travel system, we need to prepare for the opportunity and challenge ahead.

This strategy represents our view of the global opportunities and highlights where the UK needs to focus in order to maximise the economic potential of Intelligent Mobility innovation and technologies. We hope that this document will help to foster a shared vision and direction for all organisations interested in Intelligent Mobility.

Traveller Needs and UK Capability Study

This study was designed to fill an identified existing gap in understanding what travellers value on their journeys, what pain-points they encounter and how they make decisions with regards to their travel options.

The research conducted in the study comprised of 10,000 online and 100 offline questionnaire respondents, 50 company interviews, and 100 expert interviews.

This study provides an understanding of the key challenges that the UK will need to overcome in order to  develop and accelerate valuable Intelligent Mobility opportunities.

IM Market Update

This Update focuses on a world where journeys are seamless, transport is smart and connected, and delays and congestion are a thing of the past. When faced with the combined challenges of an ageing global population, rapidly increasing urbanisation and the corresponding strain on the environment, policy makers are more aware than ever that current approaches to transport will not be sufficient for our future needs. The IM Update will outline how we can solve and overcome our future transport needs.

Planning and Preparing for Connected and Automated Vehicles

This study has focussed on potential public sector interventions that could help to promote and realise the early benefits of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). The ultimate output of this work is a prioritised list of interventions which could be considered by the various public sector authorities.

Modelling for Intelligent Mobility

The “Modelling for Intelligent Mobility” report was commissioned to specifically examine the new opportunities arising within the modelling sector as a result of the shift from “traditional” transport thinking towards “Intelligent Mobility”.

Transport Data Revolution

An Investigation into the data required to support and drive intelligent mobility and tackle the shortfall in skilled technical talent in the UK.

Innovation in Rail – The East Anglia Rail Franchise

The Connected Places Catapult (formerly Transport Systems Catapult) has published the findings from four recent workshops aimed at creating a better experience for UK rail passengers.

Enabling Innovation in Delivering High Capacity Rail

The UK is a world leader in utilising existing infrastructure and improving it with growing demand. By understanding user needs, this brochure looks to ways in which we can improve the use of the railway infrastructure.

Station Innovation Report

It is clear that many stations across the rail network already suffer from varying degrees of passenger congestion and overcrowding. The Stations Innovation Report explores ways in which we can overcome congestion and overcrowding through innovation.