MERGE Greenwich wins prestigious award

Our client Addison Lee Group was recognised for its pioneering work into autonomous vehicle ride-sharing services this month, when it won the Autonomous Breakthrough of the Year Award for the MERGE Greenwich project at the TRANStech Awards 2019. Backed by the UK Government, this £1 million, 12-month project was delivered by an Addison Lee-led consortium to simulate and assess the impact of an AV...

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Collaboration is key

That’s the buzz phrase being bandied about at conferences where electric and/or autonomous vehicles are under the spotlight. But what does it really mean, and why are so many people saying it? In days gone by, the world was so much simpler. Take vehicle sales, for example: before electric vehicles came onto the scene, there were essentially just two parties in the sales transaction – the seller...

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Back to work with an inspiring event

This year’s Cenex-Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) event  in early September included a section on Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) for the first time, making it a must-be-there occasion for me! I was at the very first Cenex-LCV in 2007, when I was working as Marketing Manager for Modec, along with a hundred or so other delegates. This year the number of attendees had rocketed to over 6,000,...

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New project: building skills for a changing mobility environment

This month we are delighted to announce a new project which involves designing and delivering an extensive training programme alongside Neckermann Strategic Advisors. Catherine will be working with Lukas Neckermann and his team on a one-week training course relating to mobility for one of his clients, a global automotive supplier. The aim is to build skills for a changing mobility environment....

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New client: UK mobility market advice

EQ+iQ is very proud to announce a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation which will support its MaaS (Mobility as a Service) research in the UK. Working with a team mostly based at Mitsubishi Corporation’s head office in Japan, Catherine will be helping the global giant understand how MaaS is likely to work in the UK. Her 13+ years in the mobility industry mean she is able to guide them through...

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Bursting with pride!

This week I was honoured to receive public recognition of my work in the mobility sector. A former colleague nominated me for the 2019 Autocar 100 Great British Women awards, which celebrate the UK’s female rising stars of the automotive industry. The event and awards ceremony, held on 19 June in central London (coincidentally co-sponsored by one of my previous employers, SMMT!) featured some...

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Will MaaS ever become a reality?

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is a hot topic – we’ve seen several companies trial MaaS offerings with mixed success – but will it really work in the UK? And could there be a model which works equally well both in and outside London? The idea of MaaS is that people wishing to travel from A to B will be able to plan, book and pay for their entire journey via a single app or booking platform....

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mVentures launch generates huge interest

Earlier this year, Addison Lee Group asked me to head up its new mobility innovation arm, called mVentures, which was set up to help other players in the field of mobility – from start-ups to established global auto manufacturers – bring their ideas, products or services to market. Addison Lee already has the platform, expertise and algorithms to deliver passenger services at a premium level on...

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The learning curves that lie ahead

We’ve come such a long way in the last few years and are getting close to the point where connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology is part of our daily lives – but there are several ‘surrounding’ challenges that will have to be resolved before passenger services can use this technology . Passenger trials using autonomous vehicles begin next year with a view to commercial roll-out in...

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Do “we become what we behold”?

That was William Blake’s opinion, and this month I’ve been involved in two events which have led me to reflect on the impact our environment has on us and on how we behave. Firstly, there was MOVE 2019, held in the UK for the first time, where I was a speaker on the panel (right) discussing The Future of Fleets. This two-day conference drew together an incredibly forward-thinking, international...

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