Movement is a fundamental human freedom, and having cheap and convenient ways to move around our towns and cities is something many of us take for granted. But with the rapid developments in electric vehicles and self-driving cars in recent years, and as vehicle manufacturers and public authorities start to deploy smart traffic systems, the movement of people is becoming increasingly bound up with the movement of data and energy. Legislation moves more slowly than technology, and the laws that govern mobility in the coming years will largely be the rules encoded in the frameworks that we create.
In this panel, experts from the mobility industry will discuss some of the latest developments in the world of connected mobility and transportation technology, the opportunities they create, and some of the risks associated with them. Smart energy storage, on-demand engine performance upgrades, autonomous driving systems and cybersecurity will all be topics as we discuss how the industry might create frameworks to maximise the advantages of emerging technologies, while preserving our individual freedoms and the freedom to innovate in the mobility space. In particular, we will highlight how the latest developments in open source mobility software could support a new ecosystem for collaborative innovation.