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Bus of the Future event (Warwick) - synopsis and presentations

On May 11th, 40 senior delegates drawn predominantly from across the bus and coach industry, gathered at Volvo in Warwick for a lively day of workshop sessions and carefully chosen presentations.

The objectives of the day were to identify if there were common priorities across the bus and coach industry, and if so, what these were, whether there was an appetite for the industry to make a concerted effort to work collaboratively towards shared goals, and for anyone keen to push the agenda forwards to begin this process.

A key theme that arose throughout the workshop sessions was that of ensuring that the passenger is placed at the centre of the bus service of the future, rather than thinking simply of the bus of the future in isolation. This can be clearly seen in the workshop output from all the groups.

The end of the day saw a number of proposals for taking the bus service of the future forwards, including:

  • Creation of a rich picture that includes a stakeholder framework and key industry priorities, ideally to be made available online
  • A technology-sharing session where suppliers can showcase what technologies could be available to the industry in the future, indicating what they think it could be used for.
  • Better data exploitation within an open system environment, including better visualisation of data, for example combining social exclusion zones with maps to identify where priority needs are.
  • A session totally focused on passenger needs, to ensure that passenger requirements and expectations are not compromised.

The Transport KTN will be working to assist the progression of these themes, and if required, a suitable case for funding support.

All presentations and copies of the workshop sessions are available to logged-in members from the event’s document library.

We’d like to thank all the people who took the time to make such interesting and thought-provoking presentations, as well as the delegates who took the time to attend and participate.

View the presentations (remember to log in first. If you're not already a member, please register by clicking the join this network button above - it only takes a couple of minutes).

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