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CENSIS Conversations: transport and logistics

30th November 2020 - 31st March 2021
On demand via YouTube

Episode 2: Transport and logistics

Available to watch now on You Tube (running time 59:55)

The disruption caused by the pandemic meant that we could not offer our normal events schedule, and had to move everything online very quickly in spring 2020. While this was disappointing, we soon launched a number of new ways to stay connected. Our virtual coffee sessions that began in March have created informal networking and discussion opportunities in lots of new subject areas, while our first major online conference, Scotland’s Countdown to COP26, brought over 2,000 together on one day in November to discuss and debate challenges and opportunities around climate change.

As we come towards the end of the year, we’re pleased to introduce another new events format – CENSIS Conversations.

Hosted by science and technology journalist Gemma Milne, CENSIS Conversations is a new series of pre-recorded panel discussion ‘vodcasts’ (video podcasts), each bringing together a panel of experts with a member of the CENSIS team to discuss the challenges and benefits of using sensing, imaging and IoT technologies in their respective subject areas. By bringing together diverse groups of people – including technology developers and end users – who share a common interest in the subject for discussion, we hope to offer some thought-provoking discussions that analyse subjects from different angles.


Joining Gemma for this discussion are:

The Conversation

In this conversation the group discuss challenges and opportunities around innovation in the transport industry, and how sensing, imaging and IoT technologies are being used to respond.

This wide ranging conversation covers subjects such as Mobility as a Service and the move away from car ownership towards a culture of the multi-modal travel both in cities and rural areas, to smart journey planning, fleet management, vehicle tracking, generating efficiencies for transport operators and end users, predictive maintenance, data transparency and ethics, and hydrogen vehicles, as well as attitudes and responses to travel and transport in the wake of Covid-19. Running through the conversation is the importance all parties place on having accurate, reliable data from sensors for decision making.

A number of examples of projects and activities happening in Scotland are provided, including CIVITAS PORTIS, an EU funded project based in Aberdeen looking at sustainable mobility solutions in port cities.


A full transcript of this Conversation is also available (PDF).

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