Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) Technology Conference


MaaS Scotland is proud to be a supporting partner of the TaaS Technology conference and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference in July. All of our members can sign-up for a sponsorship or register to attend as a delegate and we have arranged a special 15% discount (on top of the early bird discount which is active until February 28th). If signing up for a sponsorship, contact the organisers and mention MAAS SCOTLAND for your discount to be applied. If signing up as a delegate, please register here: and use the MaaS Scotland promo code when prompted.To get the promo code, please get in touch with Emma Dixon.

The event is being organised in partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and WMG, at the University of Warwick and has already attracted an array of leading international experts. The conference will take place 9-10 July 2018 at The Slate, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.


About the Event

The autonomous vehicle era is here. According to industry estimates, the autonomous vehicle market will be worth US$87 billion by 2020, and by 2040, it is predicted that up to 40 percent of new vehicles will be autonomous.

The TaaS Technology Conference will bring together international experts for two days of in-depth discussions and exhibits focused on the opportunities and challenges of a mobility future that leverages CAV and TaaS technologies.

The conference is supported by and organised in partnership with Coventry City Council, Coventry University and WMG, at the University of Warwick. All 3 partners are heavily involved in the research and development of CAVs and are part of a number of leading projects which are helping to shape the future of mobility.

Coventry is an ideal location for the conference given its rich history in automotive manufacturing. The community and its universities are positioning themselves to be at the forefront of CAV research and development including future mobility technologies for international markets.

Industry insiders including major international auto makers believe autonomous vehicles will open new opportunities and create an impetus for innovation within organisations across the existing automotive, digital and transportation supply chains. Alongside this, new entrants are leveraging advanced technologies and manufacturing processes to create new opportunities in TaaS and with CAVs.

Aimed at the international CAV, TaaS and future mobility community, the conference will cover 11 key topics:

  • Sensors: How the evolution of sensor technology must advance to enable CAV/TaaS
  • Connectivity: Creating harmony between services and mapping for CAVs / TaaS
  • Data: How to process and manage additional terabytes of data in a new mobility ecosystem?
  • Software:The last obstacle to fully autonomous vehicles?
  • Logistics: How will CAVs and TaaS impact the logistics industry?
  • Safety: Ensuring security, safety and reliability for CAVs
  • Legislation: How can we ensure public safety while maintaining individual responsibility?
  • HMI: How will usability and the human machine interface (HMI) impact CAV design?
  • Manufacturing: How might auto makers/suppliers fare in a CAV / TaaS future?
  • Planning: How will CAVs / TaaS affect comprehensive planning for cities/towns?
  • Evolution: How might TaaS / CAVs meet mobility and transport options in 3-10 years?


Confirmed speakers at the conference include:

  • John McCarthy,ARUP,Intelligent Mobility – citizen centric considerations for CAV, EV and TaaS
  • David Williams,AXA insurance,Driverless cars – The future of road transport and the implications for insurance
  • Sai Yagnyamurthy,Ford Motor Company
  • Gavin Kenny,IBM,Blockchain and security for connected & autonomous vehicles
  • Akhilesh Kona,IHS Markit,LIDARs and sensor fusion: advancing ADAS sensor architectures towards autonomous cars
  • Nigel Clarke,Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jacob Bangsgaard,MaaS Alliance,MaaS – from hype to delivery
  • Luca Cassani,Microsoft,Intelligent mobility: a pillar for a smarter city. The vision from Microsoft
  • Marc Jadoul,Nokia,The future of connected cars: beyond autonomous horses
  • Mark Thomas,Ridecell, The future of mobility as a service and how to prepare for autonomous mobility as a service
  • Stefan Koch,SAP,Analog parking in a digital world – B2B marketplace for connected cars
  • Marius Macku,Uber,The future of urban mobility