From February 22 to 24, 2018 Brussels Kart Expo will be the stage for the future of mobility summit. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the mobility of tomorrow in all its colors. The summit, named Mobility of the Future, consists of a fair, a conference and a hackathon, organised by Junction.
Three tracks are central throughout the whole spectacle:
Urban mobility and city design
- Urban mobility
- Bike-friendly cities
- Active mobility
Smart and sustainable mobility
- City development
- Electric Charging
- Public transport
- Mobility revolution
- Greener environments
Connected and autonomous vehicles
- Self-driving cars
- Safety on the road
- Big data
During the fair, innovative companies and startups will showcase their disruptive solutions to the public. This will allow visitors to see how the future of mobility is taking shape. Thanks to a test track with electric cars, hoverboards and other technological innovation every attendee will have the opportunity to actually experience themselves what the future of mobility really means.
On Thursday (Feb 22) the two-day conference focuses on students (the last grade of highschool). Pupils studying car mechanics, electronics and STEM-tracks will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops to experience the future of mobility. On Friday (Feb 23), professionals and policy makers are cordially invited. National and international thought leaders will share their vision on the future of mobility and attendees will be able to participate in immersive workshops. These workshops will shed light on the use of the newest mobility technologies, such as the internet of things, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality.
An interactive summit about the transforming world of mobility
During the hackathon, which happens from Thursday to Saturday evening, teams will deal with current and future mobility challenges. This three-day innovation bootcamp starts with presenting an idea within one of the three defined tracks. After that, team formation takes place and the teams start working. During the hackathon participating teams will be coached and guided by experts in the matter.
On Saturday evening an international jury of experts will evaluate the outcome and prizes will be awarded to the winners. The chosen solutions will be further developed in cooperation with partners after the hackathon.
Some partners who already confirmed, are:
- Flanders mobility en public works
- Cronos Groep
- Febiac | we are mobility
- Lab Box
- Volvo Trucks
- Thomas More
- KBC Autolease
- Brussels Mobility
For the press: a dedicated press area is foreseen to work, to take interviews and to consult documentation. For more information and media accreditation, you can contact the organisers of Mobility of the Future.