As part of its Future of Technology series, the Advanced Propulsion Centre in the UK has released the dates for its next round of debates.
Hydrogen – time to put our foot on the gas?
National Museum Cardiff, March 5, 2018
The likes of Toyota, Riversimple, Intelligent Energy and more will come together to discuss whether hydrogen is the answer to sustainability issues that face EV batteries and the internal combustion engine.
At this debate, we will explore issues with developing hydrogen commercially, review where we currently are with hydrogen technology, look at other applications and what the future holds for the fuel. Register for the debate here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hydrogen-time-to-put-our-foot-on-the-gas-tickets-41234358075
Tailpipe dreams – what is a sustainable vehicle?
Royal Geographical Society, London, March 29, 2018
How realistic it is that the automotive sector could eventually be entirely sustainable?
Jenifer Baxter, Head of Engineering Policy at IMechE, will host the event as experts come together to debate the challenges that need to be addressed to allow a future where vehicles can be entirely sustainable, from cradle to grave.
During this debate we will look at how has the debate moved on from ‘Can we put the Z in EVs?’ debate last year, life-cycle analysis and future regulations, sustainable materials and manufacturing methods, energy optimisation in vehicles and how are other sectors measuring and managing sustainability. Register for the debate here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tailpipe-dreams-what-is-a-sustainable-vehicle-tickets-41753797733?aff=erelpanelorg
Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Energy
Royal Institution, London, April 19, 2018
Is a problem shared a problem halved? There have been many instances of successful cross-sector collaboration over the years. For example, Teflon, most commonly used for coating frying pans, is also used by NASA in their heat shields. In 2015, the NHS worked with McLaren Formula One to adapt wireless sensor technology to successfully improve patient monitoring techniques. There are examples across the board.
For this debate, we will explore how we can work together to overcome some of the biggest challenges facing all sectors. We will cover the future of the transport network, common challenges, impacts of intelligent mobility and connected vehicles, social change and future trends, energy demand and supply and the skills gap. Register for the debate here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/planes-trains-automobiles-and-energy-tickets-43343176608