Let’s hear it for the transport sector!

The Covid-19 lock-down has brought into sharp focus the vital – and now potentially dangerous – role transport workers play in keeping our world turning. There are countless people and companies in the sector who have really gone ‘above and beyond’ in the last few weeks and I want to highlight their efforts, and encourage people to fully appreciate them, not just now but in the future too....

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Seven deadly sins: What can AVs learn from EVs?

In the past few years autonomous vehicles (AVs) have become ‘the new kid on the block’ when it comes to new automotive technology. But it’s not long since electric vehicles (EVs) enjoyed that cachet. As we see the EV market finally taking shape, whilst the less mature AV market hits the infamous ‘trough of disillusionment’ from Gartner’s Hype Curve, let’s ask ourselves what AVs...

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The value of listening

This month I want to talk about another vital tool in the EQ process. After self-awareness (the Johari window) comes social awareness, for which the essential skill is LISTENING. Whenever we interact with other people, obviously we want to be heard and we get frustrated if we feel we are being misunderstood or not listened to. We can talk all we like but if the audience, of one or many, is not...

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A window to understanding

Following on from last month’s discussion on ‘EQ in the workplace’, there are many tools which can help us understand and develop our Emotional Intelligence (EQ). The first aspect of Daniel Goleman’s theory of EQ relates to self-awareness. One of the best tools to develop our strengths in this area is the Johari Window; in short, it’s a framework help you understand how you see yourself and how...

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EQ in the workplace: what is it and why should we care?

Having set up EQ+iQ three years ago, I have written much more about “what” I do (mobility & autonomous vehicle consultancy) more than “the way” I do it. Whilst studying for my MBA at Cranfield, I came to the conclusion that intelligence and emotion play an equally important part in decision making and team working – and that’s how I came to name my business EQ+iQ. So in this article I am...

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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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