Innovation Talk Future Mobility: Airport and Beyond 25th of March 2019 in London

On the 25th of March 2019, around 40 decision-makers from various sectors such as automotive, aviation, real estate or urban development gathered at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London's Savoy Place to discuss the future of mobility. The session consisted of three keynotes, a megatrends workshop and four concluding table discussions about future airports, future urban mobility, interfaces of real estate and mobility and passenger experience.

Welcoming and Introduction

Thomas Jaißle, Drees & Sommer

Welcoming and Introduction

Fiona Carleton, Heathrow Airport

Megatrends Workshop

Rohit Talwar, Fast Future & Heathrow’s New Gen Team

  • Insights into how a journey might look like in 2035:
  • Autonomous vehicles provided by airports bring people to the airport (security scan, passport control etc. happens in the car on the way to the airport)
  • You get served food which your AI considers best for your physiology
  • When you are travelling, you can talk in your own language, because your AI is translating it for you
  • Drones pick up your goods and bring them to your hotel
  • All technology required for that journey is already available
  • AI not one of those technologies which moves in a linear pace
  • There are three big fields of development in AI Applications – Augmentation, Replacement, Scale
  • Seven Steps to AI Nirvana
  • Evolving Economic Architectures in the upcoming years
  • Using AI to design buildings (in China they put up a 57-storey building in 19 days)
  • 3-D printing in micro factories (instead of 5000+ components 3D printed cars will have 50)
  • AI enables new business models (e.g. self-owning, self-insuring, self-repairing autonomous vehicles)
  • Instead of owning cars, we might just rent them in the future
  • By 2035 every car on the road will be fully connected
  • Within the next two years there will be flying taxis in Dubai airport
  • Autonomous door to door stores and services
  • Smart, predictive, and interactive highways management
  • Concept of cars driving underneath busses
  • From classes and segmentation to choice in the airport/aviation industry
  • In 2035 airports will be highly personalised and tokenised

Building the future – How to predict mobility for infrastructure projects

Dr. Teresa Mandl, T.V.T swissconsult & Dariush Daftarian, Senozon

  • Mobility and infrastructure patterns
  • Helping to optimise the use of future infrastructure projects
  • How will people use certain real estate or infrastructure projects in the future? Who are they (age, socio-demographic features)?
  • Want to avoid unused projects in the future
  • What are the patterns of how people will move?
  • How will the development of the site influence the surroundings?
  • Biggest real estate project in Switzerland “The Circle” (Zurich)
  • Senozon: Building virtual models of real projects for the retail, advertising, public transport and real estate industry
  • Collecting a huge sample of data
  • Real estate and traffic infrastructure (all buildings, trains, roads, not only in its shapes, but also in its usage)
  • Population and demographics
  • Survey of roughly 60 000 people
  • Developing stereotypes of mobility patterns based on the survey
  • What will change within the next 10 –20 years?
  • What influence will megatrends have (car sharing, autonomous cars, home office, office sharing) on the use of real estate projects and infrastructure?
  • Senozon tries to simulate that use

E-Mobility as a service – Integration into smart cities

Dr. Casimir Ortlieb, e.Go Digital

  • E.Go ecosystem allows rapid exploration and growth for digital business models to simplify work and life
  • Future mobility requires changing products and services
  • Mobility of tomorrow includes a user centric design
  • E.Go Life: Car which is fun, practical, affordable and emission-free at the same time
  • Intelligent solutions for automated vehicles to complement public transportation (on demand usage, intelligent communication, optimal usage of scarce inner-city space)
  • E.Go Mover: vehicle which can be utilised flexibly and is ready to switch to autonomous driving (interesting for airports)
  • Mobility on demand for door to door transportation could reduce costs by 60% compared to owning a car
  • New ways of infotainment during the journey
  • Interconnected seamless multimodal transportation via street, rail and air
  • E-mobility as a service at future mobility hubs

Changing urban mobility – New perspectives and possible solutions through eVTOLs

Dr. Tassilo Wanner, Lilium

  • World’s first electric VTOL jet
  • Market leading technical specifications
  • Zero emission, point-to-point and on-demand, 300 km range
  • 2-seater and 5-seater
  • eVTOL industry in 2017 worth a billion Dollars of investment
  • completely new approach to public transportation in metropolitan areas
  • very competitive pricing, comparable to a taxi ride
  • faster than a conventional car connection
  • E.g. from London Heathrow airport to London Gatwick Airport within eight minutes for 40 Euros (40 km distance)
  • Ready to be prepared for launch in the early 2020s
  • Opportunity to 360° mobility
  • Jets will be able to have millions of flight kilometres (unlike conventional taxis)
  • Attractive from a time point of view and reliability point of view
  • Fit for different environments (large airports, inner-city locations)


  • Marco Abdallah, Drees & Sommer
  • Magnus Akerberg, Akerberg Thomas
  • Alexander Altmann, Blick Rothenberg
  • John Beasley, Heathrow
  • Tony Caccavone, Heathrow
  • Fiona Carleton, Heathrow
  • Mustafa Chehabeddine, KPF
  • Lucas Cussack, Willow
  • Dariush Daftarian, Senozon
  • Kim Dannhäußer, Drees & Sommer
  • Heather Donald, Heathrow
  • Peter Fisher, Bennetts Associates
  • Claire Gregory, Dpt. Of Transportation
  • Mark Howard, Airbus
  • Thomas Jaißle, Drees & Sommer
  • Jaimie Johnston, Brydenwood
  • Yasemin Kologlu, SOM
  • Amy Lai, Wittos
  • Layth Madi, Drees & Sommer
  • Colin Mair, Heathrow
  • Dr. Teresa Mandl, T.V.T swissconsult
  • Simon Murray, Highways England
  • Jörg Nolte, Phoenix Contact
  • Elizabeth O'Donoghue, Dpt. Of Transportation
  • Richard Ogden, Stokewood
  • Dr. Casimir Ortlieb, e.Go Digital
  • Giles Price, BT Internet
  • Phillip Ratcliffe, Drees & Sommer
  • Megan Rowlands, Heathrow
  • Harald Roy, Drees & Sommer
  • Götz Schönfeld, Drees & Sommer
  • Anke Stadelmeyer, Drees & Sommer
  • Darrell Swanson, Swanson Aviation Consultancy
  • Rohit Talwar, Fast Future
  • Emma Thomas, Akerberg Thomas
  • Caroline Urban, Brown Rudnick
  • Dr. Daniel Vinke, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
  • Joanna Walker, Heathrow
  • Dr. Tassilo Wanner, Lilium

Let’s stay in touch


Thomas Jaißle, +49 711 1317267, thomas.jaissle@dreso.com

Anke Stadelmeyer, +49 711 1317-193, anke.stadelmeyer@dreso.com


Marco Abdallah, +44 20 3858 0221, marco.abdallah@dreso.com

Phillip Ratcliffe, +44 20 38580221, phillip.ratcliffe@dreso.com


Kim Dannhäußer, +49 711 1317-1180, kim.dannhaeusser@dreso.com

Harald Roy, +49 172 7698632, harald.roy@dreso.com

Götz Schönfeld, +49 711 1317-1911, goetz.schoenfeld@dreso.com