Journey Makers: Navigating the Future of Mobility

Journey Makers: Navigating the Future of Mobility

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In this brand new podcast series from London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab, we’ll be posing the big questions facing the future of mobility – and, more specifically, investigating the life-changing journey that road-bound transportation is just embarking on itself. But we’re not just asking questions – anyone can do that. We’ll be trying to answer them too. Tune into Journey Makers each month to hear experts grappling with everything from insurance to design, emergency services, deliveries, rentals and more. Join us as we explore not just what the future looks like, but how we’re going to get


What threat will hackers present to driverless vehicles?
Aug 12 • 24 min
It’s July 2015, and Andy Greenberg is driving his Jeep Cherokee through downtown St Louis. The weather is normal for a summer’s day in Missouri: clear and warm. So Andy finds it a bit frustrating when the windshield wipers start up. Especially as he can’t…
How will humans interact with self-driving vehicles?
Jun 28 • 20 min
Stop, look, and listen. If you grew up in the UK, these words – or a variation of them – should be familiar to you. Since 1967, they’ve formed the basis of government campaigns teaching children how to cross the road safely. Everyone from Batman, to…
Will driverless cars be safer than current vehicles?
Apr 29 • 28 min
There were 1,770 reported road deaths in the UK from 2017-18, with more than 26-and-a-half thousand people killed or seriously injured. Debates about how the introduction of driverless vehicles might impact these statistics can be tensely fought affairs.…
Will driverless vehicles make every car a rental?
Apr 5 • 24 min
According to the AA, a new car starts diminishing in value as soon as you drive it off the forecourt. By the time you’ve been pootling around in it for a year, it might have lost as much as 40% of its value. Three years later, and your car’s value could…
How will we ensure that infrastructure can accommodate driverless cars?
Feb 6 • 25 min
When it comes to getting from A to B, there are other things you might need – a map, good tunes, or someone to feed you boiled sweets – but generally, a mode of transport and something to ride it on are enough. Today, Britain boasts an estimated 246,700…
How will driverless vehicles affect the future of freight?
Dec 11, 2018 • 23 min
It’s nearly Christmas, which means if you work in an office you’ll no doubt have noticed the steady increase in packages showing up at reception. Indeed, Adobe Analytics data revealed last month that more than half of UK Christmas shopping budgets will be…
How do you legislate for driverless cars?
Nov 1, 2018 • 26 min
Welcome to episode one of Journey Makers: the podcast exploring not just what the future looks like, but how we’re going to get there. In each episode, we aim to tackle one of the big questions facing the future of mobility. One question – just one – but…
The future’s around the corner, but how will we get there?
Oct 4, 2018 • 4 min
In this brand new podcast series from London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab, we’ll be posing the big questions facing the future of mobility – and, more specifically, investigating the life-changing journey that road-bound transportation is embarking on…