Highways Voices brings you a flavour of the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival

Join Highways Voices on a whistle-stop tour of last week’s LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival in Coventry, as we hear expertise across the road maintenance, safety, EV and mobility industries.

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In the first of two podcasts from the event, we hear how LCRIG and the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are working together to support career development for people in our industry, before JCB give an explanation of their latest machine used to dramatically improve the efficiency of pothole repair.

We discuss one of the demonstrations at the Festival, with VESOS, Coventry City Council, Haas Alert and Skyfarer improving responses to road crashes by pairing eCall and Drone technology (pictured), then we learn about a clean onsite energy solution with Levett Business Services and Kerbocharge’s clever way to deliver EV charging to people who live in homes without a driveway.

Finally we take a ride in an Ohmio driverless pod, learning that the technology is no longer something of the future, but being delivered here and now.

The busy LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival is an indoor-outdoor event bringing local authorities and the supply chain together over two days. There was so much to see and do that we’ll be bringing you more from that event next week.

The podcast features:

0m58s – Paula Claytonsmith, CEO, LCRIG

3m46s – Andy Graham, Vice Chair, Rees Jeffreys Road Fund

8m08s – Ben Rawding, General Manager, JCB

11m53s – Andy Graham, co-founder, VESOS and Sunil Budhdeo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

18m 19s – Neil Levett, Managing Director, Levett Business Services

23m12s – Ben Whitaker, CTO, Kerbocharge

26m20s – Ian Pulford, Director, Ohmio UK and Sunil Budhdeo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

(Picture – Skyfarer/VESOS)


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