The Innovation Hub is set to bring some lively debate on the future of the road transport sector to this month’s CV Show in Birmingham.

These 45-minute workshops will take place every day at the event and focus on three key themes:

  • Fuels - the future thinking in diesel, electric, gas and hydrogen power sources. Is diesel yesterday's fuel?
  • Autonomy - the big industry issue of the future. What benefits will the connected truck bring to the industry?
  • Logistics - reviewing the freight models of the future. What are the opportunities for data management and collaboration?

They will include expert speakers from Iveco, TRL and Transport Systems Catapult leading the discussion on innovation, followed by facilitated debate with speakers and attendees to explore the future developments and generate feedback from the audience.

The Innovation Hub will be housed in hall 3 and will be free to attend – there’s no need to pre-register, just turn up and take a seat.

Innovation Hub is organised by Motor Transport in conjunction with the CV Show and sponsored by Smart Witness, Guests, TRL and Transport Systems Catapult.

Also at the CV Show this year will be Twitter walls to broadcast visitors’ and exhibitors’ tweets live, if the handles @theCVShow and #CVShow are used.

CV Show director Rob Skelton said: “The new Innovation Hub will be the perfect platform to bring together key figures in the road transport and logistics industries to discuss current issues in an open forum environment, while our Twitter walls are a great way for exhibitors and visitors to share their experiences in an immediate and visible manner and increase their social media presence.”

The CV Show will take place at Birmingham NEC from 25-27 April.