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OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era

OnDemand WEBINAR: The rise of autonomous mobility and its role in the new normal era

Date Recorded:

26 November 2020



60 mins, including Q&A


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The Covid-19 pandemic is reshaping our lives unexpectedly and dramatically. It also forces cities to respond in new ways to help its citizens, making its systems more adaptive to tackle challenges. This webinar explores Autonomous Mobility in the smart city and demonstrates how it can help cities amid the new normal.


Structure of the webinar:

  1. Discussion of the changing role and importance of autonomous mobility in the new normal era.
  2. Outline the technology that underpins that (Edge computing*, low-latency connectivity, AI) and what it offers.
  3. Case study – unmanned delivery, surveillance, driving, etc., empowered by autonomous drones, verticals, robotics.
  4. Conclusion, incorporating how managing/operating autonomous appliances fits within a wider smart city platform.

There is also a Q&A session from the audience.



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Dr.Ni Zhu

IoT Solution Manager/IoT Consultant

China Mobile International UK Limited


Dr. Ni Zhu has 10+ years’ hand-on experience of innovation, research and consulting on advanced digital technologies like end-to-end Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, etc. He delivered several multi-million pounds innovative projects, ranging Smart Cities, Smart Home, Healthcare/AAL, Intelligent Infrastructure/Highways, CAV/V2X/MaaS, mainly funded by H2020, Innovate UK, EPSRC, Highways England.

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David Webb

Head of Innovation

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)


David’s role in the UK Government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) sees him leading on the centre’s efforts to develop a world leading CAV eco-system, supporting the development, delivery and commercialisation of CAVs and their related services


CCAV works across government to support the UK’s developing connected and automated vehicle market. CCAV believes that CAVS could change the way we travel, making road transport safer, smoother and more accessible to all.


CCAV is providing over £250m in funding, matched by industry, to position the UK at the forefront of CAV research, development and use.



Graeme Neill



Graeme has many years of experience as a B2B journalist and editor, specialising in technological innovation and its impact in cities.

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