Debbie Hopkins attended the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig, Germany, 31 May - 2 June 2017.
Hopkins presented research that she is conducting with TSU Director, Dr Tim Schwanen, as part of the Centre on Innovation and Energy Demand. The research day explored the theme of 'governing the smart mobility transition', and attracted a large audience from policy, industry, consultancy and academia. Her presentation on 'constructing legitimacy for automated goods mobility' drew from a discourse analysis of industry and media documents, and highlighted the importance of different terms for professional drivers. Debbie was also an invited panelist for a talk organised by World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) on governing the smart mobility transition, which built upon a scenario exercise to consider key governance challenges.