Here’s a new event taking place at the Farnborough Exhibition and Conference Centre called ITT Hub (it’s about an hour from London, south of the M4). There’s a lot of interesting stuff happening at this, including a ride-and-drive section where you can test a number of new trucks on a two-mile test circuit. There may even be free cake somewhere, but don’t quote us on that. Hopefully someone from the hub will read this and ensure there is. Go HERE: https://www.itthub.co.uk/Home
There’s a load of speeches and seminars taking place and over 80 exhibitors booked in. Having skimmed through the list we’ve noted Bridgestone, Brigade, the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport, Continental, DAF, the FTA, Lytx, Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Renault, Volvo and Wheely-Safe are all exhibiting, with more set to join.
Now, a lot of the content at the event is aimed outwith the scope of T&D. But, if you have a dig into the programme, there’s a lot of really interesting talks which cover the many of the challenges facing the transport industry – stuff as drivers it really can’t hurt to know about. There’s a LOT of subject-matter covered that we at T&D have questions about (how on earth will the national grid cope with electric vehicles for example). If you’ve got an interest in how our industry operates, what changes will happen in the next decade, what manufacturers are doing, you could get a lot out of this. Heck, it’s worth it to get a drive in some shiny new kit (license check and drug/alcohol test first though, obvs). Registration is FREE and the car parking is free as well.
Here’s rundown of just some of the talks that we reckon are of particular interest, with speakers from the FTA, the truck manufacturers, fuel suppliers and more.
- The future for load sharing
- Complexity of multiple low-emission zones
- The future of HGVs
- What will mass market adoption of electric mean for the grid?
- Which alternative fuel is the one to back?
- Being confident we have an ethical supply chain for electric and gas
- What is an ultra-low emission truck?
Register here for FREE:
Routes confirmed for the demo drives:
How to get there?
Travel by car is easy, with the motorway network at nearby Junction 4 of the M3.
There are 3,500 free parking spaces next to the event halls. If you are travelling by car set your Sat-Nav to Etps Rd, GU14 6FW
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