The winners of the first ever TRANStech Awards were announced at a glittering 4* lunchtime ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, on Friday 1 November.
Winners of the new awards, sponsored by Karhoo, WSP, Innovate UK and CoMoUK, which recognise the use of technology to improve transport, were selected from over 130 entries and ranged from household names like Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Uber to local authorities and new technology start-ups.
Awards Director Darryl Murdoch said: "We launched the TRANStech Awards to acknowledge and reward the trailblazing companies delivering innovative mobility solutions and are delighted by its success. Today we have truly celebrated breakthrough innovation, rewarded initiatives that positively impact the environment and customer experience, and recognised how the future of transport is being transformed by these inaugural awards have certainly captured the imagination of the mobility sector as witnessed by the extremely high quality of entries and the support for the ceremony itself. The TRANStech Awards are an important addition to the transport calendar and we will be back next year with an expanded awards scheme and event."
We launched the TRANStech Awards to acknowledge and reward the trailblazing companies delivering innovative mobility solutions and are delighted by its success
Giles Bailey, CEO of the TravelSpirit Foundation added “Around the world, the adoption of digital technology has already transformed whole industries, with new marketplaces providing music and video on demand and new “open banking” start-ups transforming personal finance. This Awards event has confirmed that transport is going to be the next industry to get turned inside out and transformed. We look forward to continuing to support the journey of TransTech and to help guide the emerging industry towards sustainable and equitable outcomes.”
While most famous for his acting role as Kryten in the BBC’s long-running series Red Dwarf, Robert Llewellyn was the ideal guest star for the Award ceremony, given his authorship of the “News from” science fiction trilogy, which explores a range of possible futures for the world, that technology could enable.
A full list of winners, including further information on the champion projects and products, can be viewed on the official TRANStech website.
Across the whole transportation eco-system of transport operators, suppliers, system providers, transport agencies and a new generation of technology start-ups, we are seeing people and organisations rewriting the books on how we travel. New concepts and ideas are being applied in lots of areas such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Healthy Streets environments, digital and intelligent transport, energy efficiency and automation.
The TRANStech Awards have been established to recognise the imagination and innovation by those using technology to improve our transport system. They reward excellence and achievement in established and emerging areas of mobility and transport and celebrate positive impacts on people, the environment and our social fabric.
The 2019 winners were selected from over 130 entries for 20 possible category awards, all of which were judged by an independent panel of industry specialists.
The TRANStech Awards were established by Landor LINKS, a leading specialist transport publishing and intelligence organisation, with the support of a team of transport and technology experts from a variety of industry sectors.
The 2019 TRANStech Awards were sponsored by Karhoo, WSP, Innovate UK and CoMoUK and supported by the TravelSpirit Foundation, Curtis Hutchinson Communications, Department for Transport, Jobs in Transport, Local Transport Today, Open Data Institute, Ptolemus Consulting Group, Parking Review, Technology Scotland, TransportXtra.com and the University of Leeds.
For more information contact Darryl Murdoch, Awards Director on 020 7091 7891 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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