UK technology set to shine at Intelligent Transport World Congress in Singapore

Leading transport innovators from across the UK will be putting their products and services in the global shop window this month as part of a dedicated showcase at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore.

Pioneering technology start-ups, forward-thinking universities and councils with a strong transport innovation focus will all be presenting their products and services at the joint UK pavilion which will be open for the duration of the five-day (21st-25th October) event.

Among the companies taking part are self-driving vehicle manufacturers Aurrigo, connected transport innovators, Grid Smarter Cities and cutting-edge simulation software providers, Latent Logic and Immense Simulations respectively. Big data mapping firm Basemap will be demonstrating their software solution for dealing with electric vehicle ‘range anxiety’, while electric aerial taxi-port pioneers, Skyports will celebrate a world first when they present a full-scale model of their vertiport take-off and landing system at the show, as well as consortium members of the world leading ‘DRIVEN’ Autonomous vehicle project.

Minister of State for the Department for Transport George Freeman MP said:

“We are on the cusp of a transport revolution in the UK, with new technologies creating huge opportunities for cleaner, cheaper, safer and more reliable journeys.

 “The UK Government is actively supporting industry in the research and development of new technologies and helping SMEs and industry to draw benefits for both the economy and the environment, through the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, our Transport Decarbonisation Plan and the creation of a new Minister for the Future of Transport.

“The ITS World Congress is a global stage to show off the UK’s innovative SMEs, academic expertise, development facilities and progressive legislation. The businesses we have on show demonstrate how exciting the future of mobility is in the UK.”

Transport technology experts from Cranfield University and Coventry University will also be presenting their latest research and findings at the UK Pavilion, alongside representatives from Transport for West Midlands, Oxfordshire City Council and Invest Coventry & Warwickshire

Other Pavilion participants include the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, industry body ITS (UK), the Satellite Applications Catapult and Pavilion hosts, the Connected Places Catapult.

Connected Places Catapult CEO Nicola Yates OBE said, “The ITS World Congress brings together the leading organisations in the field of Intelligent Mobility and Connected & Autonomous technology, and we are delighted to be able to showcase UK expertise to a Global audience.

 “There is a huge global market emerging around future transport systems that are less expensive, more efficient and less harmful to the environment, and the Pavilion will show that the UK is well placed to be a massive player in this emerging market.”

Nicola will also address the ITS World Congress on the issue of ‘Accessibility, Inclusivity and Safety’ in transport.

The UK Pavilion was also welcomed by newly appointed British High Commissioner to Singapore, Kara Owen who commented:

“The UK and Singapore enjoy a deep and historic relationship which underpins the forward-looking and collaboration-driven SG-UK Partnership for the Future. Our two countries share the challenges and opportunities of modern and innovative and are both leaders in transport innovation. I’m delighted to see such a strong UK presence at the ITS World Congress as this will only help to further encourage cooperation between the two countries in this exciting area.”

ITS World Congress visitors who want to know more about the UK’s Intelligent Mobility capabilities can find the UK Pavilion at stand number 407 on level four of the exhibition hall.

Organisations on the UK Pavilion at ITS World Congress 2019

Aurrigo is changing the way people travel on the first and last mile of their journey, delivering a safe, efficient, and comfortable journey, and improving mobility for everyone. Aurrigo is the UK’s leading self-driving full-service supplier.


Basemap is a software company with mapping products analysing Big Transport Data for Smart Cities. This allows Local Authorities and transport consultancies to understand historic traffic flows and to model accessibility using public transport. Basemap also manage large public transport datasets on behalf of the Department for Transport in the UK.

Coventry University

The Institute of Future Transport and Cities (FTC) at Coventry University works with industry at the leading edge of transport research for testing and assurance in in cyber-physical systems security, transport safety and assured autonomy.

Coventry & Warwickshire invest

Coventry and Warwickshire situated in the centre of the UK and at the heart of the Midlands is the best-connected area in the UK with its excellent communication links and rail connection times to London of less than one hour. Over one million people live within a 30-minute drive, providing a strong skills base to organisations who want to take advantage of opportunities for growth and investment.

Cranfield University

Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. They are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agri-food, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.

Driven Consortium

DRIVEN is all about insuring, ensuring and exporting fleet wide Level 4 connected autonomy. DRIVEN is a £13.6m 30-month research project jointly funded by industry and UK Government, benefitting from UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, as well as matched funding from the commercial consortium members. Led by Oxbotica, DRIVEN has brought together a coalition of experts from across industry and academia, including Nominet, AXA XL, Telefonica, TRL, the University of Oxford, RACE, Oxfordshire County Council, Transport for London and Cicero Group.

Grid Smarter Cities

Founded in 2014, Grid Smarter Cities is an innovative technology house and smart solution provider based in Newcastle, UK, looking to create win-win solutions to solve problems in our cities, improving the quality of life for citizens, making them happier, safer and cost-effective places to be.


Immense are an intelligent mobility enabling software company meeting the challenges of the changing global transportation market. Immense is led by an award-winning team, with formidable academic and industry experience, unparalleled IM insight and a diverse skill set focused on delivering market leading performance.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.


ITS (UK) is an independent membership society of private and public sector transport technology-related organisations plus academia.  Serving multinationals to micro SMEs, ITS (UK) facilitates excellent networking, knowledge sharing and PR opportunities and is also the powerful combined voice of the ITS Industry, leading the conversation about intelligent mobility.

Latent Logic

Latent Logic was founded as a spin-out from the University of Oxford in 2017. They use artificial intelligence to create ‘smart actors’ to populate simulations used to test autonomous vehicles.

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC)

OCC is responsible for providing many key services and employs over 20,000 people to deliver these. Each year the OCC manages £700 million of public monies in the provision of these services on behalf of Oxfordshire’s 650,000 people. This includes transport planning and policy, roads, schools, social services, the fire service, libraries, the museums services, trading standards, land use and waste management. OCC have embedded a commitment to support new technology that delivers new mobility models within its Science Transit Strategy and Autonomous Vehicles is integral to that.

Satellite Applications Catapult

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.


Skyports is connecting the world through our skies by building and operating critical infrastructure for Urban Air Mobility. Skyports is working with the leading air taxi and cargo drone manufacturers around the world to secure, design, build, own and operate vertiports enabling safe and efficient flight operations within urban and suburban environments.

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM)

Transport for West Midlands is responsible for making transport ‘happen’ in the West Midlands region centred on Birmingham, UK.