THERE is just one week left to get a glimpse into the future of transport across Coventry and Warwickshire at a very special exhibition.
Coventry Transport Museum’s Our Future Moves exhibition, part of a city-wide project to explore how technology being developed today will impact our lives in the future, is set to close next Sunday, October 31.
When the exhibition opened, we were given a quick insight tour of the exhibition from the museum’s collections manager Liz Chard-Cooper . You can see that by clicking the link above.
The exhibition is part of a 12-month series of community engagement and technology demonstrations designed to showcase Coventry, Warwickshire and the West Midlands’ world-beating contributions to transport innovation and imagine a future influenced by modern technology.
The interactive Our Future Moves exhibition explores how future cities may look and how pioneering developments in transport and technology could affect the environment and the way we live.
These include an Aurrigo autonomous shuttle, Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) model, a Coventry University autonomous racing vehicle and display of unmanned aerial vehicle projects.
The Jaguar I-PACE, Microcab Industries Ltd hydrogen car, GE electric propulsion unit, KIVNON Mobile Robotics and a University of Warwick nano satellite which monitors wildlife populations are also on show.
A Vital Auto interactive car grill which can detect objects and movement has the potential to make the roads safer and prevent crashes, a Balfour Beatty app, shows the future of lighting control and how lights can influence movement and another display showcases how robots are used in precision engineering from WMG at the University of Warwick.
The strategic partners delivering the Our Future Moves programme include Coventry City Council, CV Life, Culture Coventry, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry University, Moto Fest, Transport for West Midlands, Warwickshire County Council and WMG at the University of Warwick.
Francis Nielsen, Cultural and Creative Director of Culture Coventry, said: “We are so proud that the yearlong showcase of Our Future Moves launched with the immersive exhibition at Coventry Transport Museum and will see a year of activities which showcase how Coventry and the wider region are centres of innovation for future transport.
“Make sure you visit the exhibition to discover the world of tomorrow and see how technology can help solve the problems of today.”
The wider Our Future Moves showcase will continue until summer 2022 through a series of events – including demonstrations of the latest technology.
For more information visit www.transport-museum.com/events/1491/our_future_moves