Transport technology
Overview

The world of transport is changing. Focus is shifting towards new, more efficient and cleaner modes of travel. Big Data has the potential to make mobility more integrated, connected, responsive and personal. These changes will revolutionise the ways that we move people and goods. Emerging transport technologies include electric vehicles, driverless vehicles, drones and seamless personal Mobility as a Service.

These changes in transport technology and systems will not just impact the transport sector. The effects will be far-reaching, touching a range of areas from energy, real estate and infrastructure, to construction, data protection, and retail.

Our transport technology lawyers have unrivalled expertise in the transport sector. We combine that expertise with cutting-edge legal and regulatory experience. Our work includes feasibility, research and development and commercialisation projects. We also work with innovative mobility solutions providers. In areas such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, we are renowned for our thought-leadership on legal and regulatory reform, grounded in actual testing experience.

We work closely with experts from other sectors in our firm. Through collaboration, we understand the potential for new transport technologies to move people and goods in an efficient, clean, and integrated way.

Areas of focus

Our transport technology and intelligent mobility expertise includes the following:

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
  • Emerging powertrain technologies including electric vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles.
  • Road, energy and connectivity infrastructure.
  • Data and cyber-security.
  • Demand Responsive Transport (DRT).
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS).
  • Smart payment and ticketing.
  • Real-time passenger data and information systems.
  • Emerging transport modes.
Experience

Legal partner to the VENTURER, FLOURISH, CAPRI and ROBOPILOT Connected and Autonomous Vehicle projects using electric vehicles and pod solutions.

Advising RAC on its development of Connected Car telematics solutions to support its insurance, fleet management and breakdown services.

Advising ULTra (BAA subsidiary) on the arrangements for the international commercialisation and licensing of intellectual property for software-controlled driverless pods, including at Heathrow Airport terminal 5.

Advising an app-based mobility services provider on using data-driven models for innovative demand responsive and shared ride transport services.

Advising on the installation of electric charging points and the supporting grant funding available.

Advising on electricity regulation surrounding battery storage on new and existing sites and the interaction with grid supply and connection.

Advising on battery-powered train trials.

Meet the team
Brian Wong

Brian Wong Director

  • Rail
  • Highways and Road Transport
  • Judicial Review and Public Law
Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Partner

  • Head of Transport
  • Procurement and State Aid
  • Health and Safety
Helen Scott-Lawler

Helen Scott-Lawler Partner

  • Commercial
  • Intellectual Property and Media
  • Sport
Andrew Dunlop

Andrew Dunlop Partner

  • Head of Outsourcing
  • Head of Technology
  • Head of Data Protection
Ross Fairley

Ross Fairley Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Head of Renewable Energy
  • Environment

What others say...

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