More than ever, the focus is on transportation startups and their potential for change and disruption. Investment in the sector has reached an all-time high, with venture capitalists and investors pouring money into a sector where they see disruption delivering strong returns.
This session features three innovative companies who are shaking things up in their respective markets. Listen to why they believe it is important for policymakers to embrace and understand what is happening on the startup scene, and how this can contribute to better policymaking.
With investors such as Xavier Niel (Free), and support from key figures in the transportation industry such as Roger Crook (former CEO of DHL Global Freight Forwarding), Maxim Legardez, CEO of Convargo is onto something. With about 25% of European trucks driving nearly empty, Convargo was set up to fill a gap in the market to drive efficiency in the logistics sector. Using its platform together with scale and algorithms to connect shippers with local carriers, Convargo aims to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and costs for all involved.
With the increased need for security and the ability to be able to monitor what is happening real time, Digital Barriers designs, develops, manufactures and sells visually intelligent surveillance technology to safeguard people, assets and infrastructure. It works to get security images in real time with zero latency using around 60% less bandwidth than standard video streaming. Manuel Magalhaes, VP Global Alliances is with us to present what they are doing for security of mass transit systems, public spaces and airports. Digital Barriers has recently signed several contracts in the transportation sector including with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Having been just been added to the Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list for Energy Innovation, CEO Thomas Healy will present how what Hyliion is doing contributes to decarbonising transport in the freight sector. Hyliion hybridize the trailer portion of the tractor-trailer combination and with already over 24 million trucks worldwide using the Hyliion system, each with the possibility to gain up to 30% fuel efficiency and reducing emissions significantly, this company is just one example of how emerging technologies currently on the market can help in meeting the ambitious climate goals.
Founder and CEO, Hyliion
Vice President for Global Alliances, Digital Barriers