Debate the future of road transport: question the experts

Industry leaders and government experts will answer questions on the future of road transport in a free public debate at the University of Bath.

The event on Thursday 30 April will give people a unique chance to find out how our road transport system is addressing green issues, what future technology will look like, and how the industry is adapting to survive in a changed world.

The Future Vehicles debate will be chaired by Steve Cropley, Editor-In-Chief of Autocar magazine and the panellists, all with expertise and influence in this area are:

  • Nick Owen, project director of Ricardo Consulting Engineers, one of the leading technology developers in the automotive sector
  •  Martin Dowson from Advanced Hybrid Projects at Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jonathan Brearley, director of the Office of Climate Change, with a remit to develop a clear view of the challenges and to support Ministers to develop future UK strategy and policy on domestic and international climate change
  • Tony Pixton, executive director for the Co-Ordination of Product Development at Ford Motor Company
  • Professor Brian Collins, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Transport and Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. His role is to ensure that the department's technological activities are well directed and that where appropriate policy is based on good science and engineering

The event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Automobile Division, Western Centre in collaboration with the University of Bath. It will be held in the University Hall on 30 April at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

To reserve a free place and submit your question for the panel please email Chris Brace

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