Speakers

In the next few weeks we will be updating this page regularly with new speakers, so please come back to check for updates!

 Manuel web  

Manuel Chaufrein
CEO & Founder
VIPAIR-e Premium Mobility Services

How to overcome the limits of autonomous vehicle use at airports

In 2017 Groupe ADP introduced a field operational test of two autonomous electric shuttles by Navya. Since March 2018 Keolis has been operating the service, a public transport line that extends between ADP Head Office, calling at two hotels, France’s largest coach station and the suburban airport railway station. VIPAIR-e carried out opportunity and feasibility studies for the trials.

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 Steve Armitage web  

Steve Armitage
Head of Intelligent Automation
Heathrow Airport

The opportunities and challenges of autonomous vehicles at an airport

Heathrow was the first airport to start operating autonomous vehicles when they introduced the Heathrow POD service between the Business Car Park and the Terminal 5. Heathrow is also part of the GATEway project that is testing a driverless shuttle in London, based on the Heathrow POD design. The presentation will discuss the opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt from the trials at Heathrow.

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Greg Wellman web  

Gregory R. Wellman
Vice President, Market Sector Leader Airports and Air Carriers
TranSystems

Transforming the Airport Landside

As mobility options evolve, the airport landside will see the greatest change in the history of aviation.  Airport operators will need to focus on two important tools to address this evolution: Landside Infrastructure and Landside Access Policy.

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Dennis web  

Dennis Mica
Business Development
2getthere

Why Smart Airports should start with Smart Public Transit

In public discussion and industry debate on automated vehicles, the concepts of automated, shared, and electric are often confused. The automated vehicle doesn’t reduce the amount of cars, ride-sharing does. When autonomous vehicles are combined with electric power and the capacity to transport multiple passengers with partially shared itineraries, the benefits for Smart Airports are clear.

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