UK agency to examine transport modeling


The UK’s Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) innovation agency is to host a new event that will examine what the future holds for transport modeling technology.

Entitled ‘Modelling Tomorrow’s World’, the conference will take place on November 23rd in Milton Keynes, and will be aimed at transport professionals who use or develop models, as well as data scientists, academic researchers, systems suppliers and any other parties with an interest in modelling in a changing world.

Eifion Jenkins, TSC’s modeling and visualisation program director, stated: “We’re really excited to be hosting this new event, and to have the opportunity to explore the new ways modeling needs to evolve to help us better understand and shape tomorrow’s society.”

He added: “The day will bring a diverse range of minds, which will help us approach these challenges from different angles, provoke lively discussion, and create new insights.”

There will be a number of keynote speakers at the event, led by industry experts who are at the leading edge of modelling technology.

The programme will look to consider the perspectives of travellers, transport operators, businesses and planners, and be divided into two parts.

In the morning, the conference will focus on how the transport sector can address the demographic changes and the financial, environmental, and political issues that are expected to cause disruption to the industry in the coming years.

Later in the day, discussions will consider what emerging technologies will have a major impact on the development of new transport models.

Among the topics up for debate will be how the industry can overcome barriers to the adoption of new modeling technologies, and how firms can apply new techniques to their operations

New modeling approaches from a wide range of sectors, including space, defence, gaming, and academia, will also be on show.

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