Our most recent Lates event, in partnership with Intelligence Squared, explored the current transport revolution.
The transport of tomorrow
Right now, we’re on the cusp of the biggest revolution in transport since the advent of the combustion engine. Intelligent, automated cars are taking control from drivers. Apps are creating cheap, efficient ride-sharing networks that act as a new mode of public transport. Meanwhile, the latest electric, hybrid and alternative power sources hold out the promise of clean, safe movement.
Who really owns our means of transport? Are you happy giving up your privacy in a ride-sharing economy? Will the transport of the future target energy efficiency over profits? And how do we make sure that everyone enjoys the same benefits from future transport systems?
Hosted by TV and radio’s Edith Bowman speakers included Jamie Bartlett author of The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld; Fred Jones, Uber’s Head of Cities in the UK and Ireland, Christian Wolmar author of Driverless Cars: On a Road to Nowhere and Eugena Ossi an expert on how big data can revolutionise transport.