What is the potential for emerging digital technologies to improve transport policy?
Drones, control infrastructure, and mobile sensor technology - all these things have the potential to impact transport policy in the coming decades. This two day professional development workshop will bring together early career civil servants with researchers from the University of Cambridge, with a focus on how emerging technologies can have a place in the future of transport policy making.
Day one will include a series of presentations from University of Cambridge academics from the Computer Laboratory on specific technology areas that will have an impact on transport;
- Professor Cecilia Mascolo: Mobile sensors and sensing – challenges and opportunities
- Dr Jat Singh: Internet of things
- Alessandro Montanari: Drones and traffic control
- Raluca Diaconu: Command and control infrastructure ideas for pervasive computing
Day two features an exercise on value mapping from Laure Dodin, from the Institute of Manufacturing, followed by an afternoon session with early career researchers and civil servants working on groups on assigned policy issues. Together researchers and civil servants will work out several potential solutions and present them back to the wider group for discussion and comment.
In December a second event will be held at the Computer Laboratory, in which the civil servants will further develop their ideas from this workshop and present them back to academics for discussion.