SMMT and auto makers issue “Future Mobility Challenge”

SMMT and auto makers issue “Future Mobility Challenge”

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has teamed up with the automotive brands, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Bosch, Ford and Toyota to announce the “Future Mobility Challenge”.

In a statement issued on Tuesday (8 May), SMMT said that technology startups and SMEs are invited to provide solutions for one or more the following “innovation opportunities”:

1. Harnessing the potential of mobility data – creating customer value through, for example, seamless payments at fuel forecourts and chargepoints or integrated insurance services.
2. Intelligent solutions for intelligent fleets – innovative solutions that go beyond existing telematics offerings, potentially helping operators to optimise fleets, reduce their environmental footprint or support drivers’ wellbeing.
3. Urban mobility solutions for future cities – smart use of data to help tackle challenges such as congestion, parking and EV charging infrastructure constraints, or perhaps deliver integrated propositions to promote active mobility.
4. Innovative shared and on-demand mobility models – solutions to identify and deliver new, flexible models of car ownership or sharing via a single platform to bring mobility to more people.
5. Creating new and superior customer experiences in the age of hyper convenience – perhaps using augmented or virtual reality and remote services or blockchain solutions to deliver efficient business processes and premium and lifestyle customer propositions.
6. New connected car services – unique solutions to unlock greater potential from connectivity such as location services, journey management or remote services including, for example, predictive maintenance.
7. Future vehicle technologies – new solutions for everything from artificial intelligence and machine learning, to automated driving, glass and display technologies, audio, and battery management.

The deadline for applications is 30 June, and they can be submitted through the website,

Around 50 innovators will then be shortlisted and invited to pitch in closed sessions at the Future Mobility Challenge event at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 17 October.



On Tuesday next week (15th May), Post&Parcel Live will arrive in London for the Futuristic Logistics Seminar, a brand new event that will focus on emerging technologies and their impacts on the future of the logistics industry.

In this seminar, you’ll learn the strategies and tactics to leverage and benefit from future technology advances in last mile logistics…

Technology in logistics is advancing at an unprecedented pace and the industry is cautiously adopting emerging technologies to provide faster, cheaper, more reliable and sustainable delivery.

Drones, robotics, automation and software present us with a unique set of challenges, as well as exciting opportunities. This seminar will show you how to benefit from the latest last mile technologies while avoiding costly mistakes.


We’re delighted to announce a stellar speaker line up who represent some of the foremost thinkers and innovators in this area who will be sharing their expert knowledge on:

  • Drones and robots: what are the recent developments and what are the restrictions we need to overcome? With the Starship Technologies and Cambridge Consultants.
  • Autonomous vehicles: what can we learn from recent autonomous vehicle and platooning trials? What impact will these vehicles have on last mile delivery? With TRL, Cross River Partnership and Bosch.
  • Electric and low emission vehicles: what are the commercial and environmental benefits of electric fleets? Is it worth investing in? With Cross River Partnership, EO Charging and Pushme.
  • Last mile optimisation: what role does optimisation software have to play in last mile delivery? What are the latest advancements? With PocketMobile, ALK Technologies, Grid and GTS Systems and Consulting.

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