LCV event gets connected

The UK’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) have joined the steering committee for the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV2016) technology showcasing and networking event.

The addition of CCAV and the TSC to the Cenex-LCV steering committee reflects the importance of intelligent mobility as one of the five ‘sticky’ technology areas identified by the UK Automotive Council as being prioritised by government and industry, based on the potential for UK leadership with associated business growth and job creation.

Speaking about the Cenex-LCV event, Iain Forbes, head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles said, ‘The Cenex-LCV event is widely recognised as the meeting place for the UK’s motor industry innovators. I was very pleased to attend last year’s LCV event as my first public appointment in post, and one year on, I am looking forward to presenting on the achievements of CCAV in its first full year of operation.’

Steve Yianni, CEO of the Transport Systems Catapult, commented, ‘The TSC has been a regular attendee at past Cenex-LCV events and we view the event as one of the most important in our annual calendar, so we are excited at the opportunity to further support the event on the steering committee.’

Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, said, ‘All future vehicles will be designed to be low carbon, intelligent and connected.  The importance of intelligent mobility to low carbon is now widely acknowledged, and we aim to ensure the Cenex-LCV event content and community engagement reflect this.’

The Cenex-LCV event (, which takes place on 14-15 September at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, UK, is one of the largest meeting places for the research community within the UK motor industry and its supply chain. Last year the event attracted over 1,000 organisations and more than 200 exhibitors.