Business Secretary Vince Cable opened a new ‘Imovation Centre’ for smart transport technology in the city this morning.
It will aim to improve the movement of people and goods around the world, generating up to £90 billion per year for the UK by 2025.
Based in The Pinnacle, on Midsummer Boulevard, the ‘Imovation Centre’ will help to make journeys more seamless, smart, and efficient. - from driverless vehicles and improved airport data systems to integrated logistics, sentiment mapping and ‘smart’ traffic lights.
Dr Cable toured the facilities where there will be demonstrations and simulations of some of the projects already being worked on, including the LUTZ Pathfinder programme which will see driverless pods being tested on the pavements of Milton Keynes.