About this Event Series
By rail, road, sea, inland waterways or air, the transport and logistics sectors are the linchpins that keep the UK moving. As an island nation, the movement of goods is critical to our economy, with imports and exports worth £48bn and £51bn annually, respectively. Moving people in 2019 clocked up 873 billion passenger kilometres. These figures have taken a knock in the wake of the pandemic and with the sectors’ return to pre-pandemic levels comes a considerable set of challenges. The post-COVID, post-Brexit world is ever more complex, with shifting consumer demands and behaviours, rising costs and shrinking margins. Add to this, the sectors’ need to address its status as the UK’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases (prior to the pandemic).
To succeed and thrive, organisations need to become more resilient, agile and productive. 5G – and the digital technologies it powers – can be the key to unlocking a more efficient, sustainable future for transport and logistics.
About this Session
In 2019, 873 billion passenger kilometres were travelled in Great Britain, 84% of that made by cars, vans and taxis. 7.9 billion passenger journeys were made on public transport,.4.5 billion journeys on local bus services and 3.1 billion journeys by rail. Slightly down on the year before, due to the pandemic, there is a longer term rise in rail, and fall, in bus transport. One upside of lockdown was the noticeable improvement in air quality. In 2018 Transport was, at 28%, the largest contributor of domestic greenhouse gases and now accounts for 50% of domestic nitrogen oxide emissions.
5G provides a layer of insight not previously possible for smarter transport. Its high bandwidth capability enables a greater density of sensors, meaning more data – and with machine learning – better and faster insights and analysis. Monitoring occupancy levels on public transport facilitates dynamic scheduling, improving passenger experiences and optimising costs, while smart rerouting can minimise delays and environmental impacts.
Feeding useful real time information to people enhances the driver and passenger experience. Join us to learn about the how and why of 5G ‘smart transport’ from those who’ve implemented it on the ground. This event will be of interest to anyone concerned with the better, cleaner movement of people.