Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 30/6/2020 17:0030/6/2020 18:00Innovation in a crisis Q&A series - Lifting lockdown: keeping an AI on busy citiesONLINE - via Zoom

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched a new online Q&A series to explore the different ways that the engineering profession is contributing to the COVID-19 response. Through a series of interviews with engineers involved in innovative projects and multidisciplinary efforts, we will highlight the ways in which the community has mobilised to rapidly add expertise to the ongoing battle against the virus, and learn lessons from innovating and scaling at pace.


  • Hannah Tune, Intelligent Transport Systems Engineer, Transport for Greater Manchester
  • Peter Mildon, COO and Co-Founder, Vivacity Labs

The Q&A session was chaired by Elspeth Finch MBE.

Vivacity Labs have sensors deployed in Greater Manchester and other cities across the UK, monitoring road use and using the data to drive real-time optimisation of transport networks.

Questions such as those below were discussed during the webinar. The full recording is available above.

How is artificial intelligence being used to better understand traffic flows in our cities, and how can it help as we start to ease the lockdown? How can AI inform decisions around walking and cycling infrastructure?

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Povall, Senior Events Manager at the Royal Academy of Engineering.