SMMT Events

SMMT Connected 2024

SMMT Connected 2017

Thursday 14 March 2024
08:30 – 16:30 GMT, QEII Centre, London

More than a century ago the first cars transformed how people travelled. They enhanced our lives, enabling us to go further, faster and in greater comfort, and improving the lives of millions of people across the world. Today, a new generation of vehicles is emerging – vehicles that are connected, laden with technology, defined by software and increasingly electrified.

The UK automotive sector is at the forefront of this revolution, investing significantly into new technologies and collaborating with government and stakeholders to introduce them on the roads when regulation permits.

The fourth edition of SMMT Connected will provide an unparalleled opportunity to discuss and showcase the latest innovations and developments in connected and automated vehicle technology. Bringing together more than 400 senior representatives from industry, government, media, and key stakeholders across deeptech, autotech, insurance, telecoms, infrastructure and wider transport sectors, this pre-eminent industry event will focus on how the UK can remain at the forefront of this technological revolution and reap the economic, societal and environmental benefits the technology promises to deliver.

We are delighted to announce new panellists for the event:

  • Amelia Armour, Partner, Early Stage Funds, Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Prof. David Keene BSc. CEng. FIET FRSA, Chief Executive Officer, Aurrigo
  • Thomas Müller, Executive Director, Product Engineering, JLR

Tickets for the SMMT Connected 2024 are available to purchase. SMMT Members will be eligible for one complimentary ticket per member organisation (subject to availability). For information about registration, exhibition and partnership packages, please contact Seventy Events team by email:


Highlights from SMMT Connected 2019


Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on display at SMMT Connected – Mercedes-Benz Truck Actros 1853, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC60, Oxbotica, Aurrigo pod, E-Cyclopic, Bird scooter, Bosch E-Bike and Conigital pod

The third SMMT Connected conference brought together more than 450 delegates from across industry, including 24 world-class speakers and 40-plus members of the media.

The UK is poised to benefit from a £66 billion annual economic uplift by 2040, according to a landmark new report. Connected and automated mobility: The UK economic and market opportunities sets out the extensive socio-economic benefits for Britain if connected and automated mobility (CAM) technology is adopted in a range of commercial applications, from self-driving cars and logistics vehicles to automated buses, taxis, shuttles and even tractors.

CAM tech enables vehicles to drive without human intervention while connecting with each other and surrounding infrastructure. Boosting rollout would not only cement the UK’s status as a global leader in this next gen tech, but it would also create some 342,000 additional jobs across the economy from now to 2040, with 12,250 in automotive manufacturing. 3,900 lives could be saved, too, with 60,000 serious accidents prevented across the same period, all while delivering potentially lower insurance premiums, less stressful journeys and greater travel freedom for those with disabilities. Businesses could benefit from more efficient movement of goods and industrial processes.