The ways in which scientific developments will change the future of road transport will be examined at the Microlise Transport Conference, with a speech from one of the UK government's senior policy makers.

Rupert Lewis (pictured), who leads the Government Office for Science (GO-Science), will talk about how science and scientific evidence can help resolve industry issues.

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Before working for GO-Science, Lewis was the head of automotive policy at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

During his time at BIS, Lewis worked on the launch the Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.

He will speak as part of the main conference agenda at the event at the Ricoh Arena on 17 May.

Microlise executive director Bob Harbey said: “We’re delighted to have confirmed Dr Lewis as he is directly contributing to decisions that will ensure the prosperity of our industry in the future.

"A first-hand scan of the transport horizon from one of the UK’s most senior scientific advisors is a rare opportunity."

Registration is open for the free event, which will also features talks from transport minister John Hayes and senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell.