Dr John McCarthy

European Intelligent Mobility leader




Dr. John McCarthy is the European Intelligent Mobility leader for Ireland and informs the Global activity for Arup in the area of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. He brings over 20 years of expertise to the role. He is a specialist in areas such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Cyber Security and Transport Network Operations. John has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin where he also served as a lecturer and has also worked in various Divisions of Transport for London.

John was the technical director on two CAV trials in the UK which explored the feasibility of introducing driverless cars. John has worked on Mobility as a Service projects for local councils and has advised on possible business models and roles and responsibilities in this market space.  During this time, John was one of the leading consultants advising the UK government on all aspects of CAV readiness. He has given evidence at the House of Lords, appeared on numerous BBC Television and Radio shows, presented at numerous industry events and has had articles published in over 27 peer reviewed journals and conferences. John has also been hugely influential in the development of journey management and roads of the future. John acts as Advisory Board member of AUTOPILOT, an EU funded CAV/IoT large scale project and is a member of IEEE International 5G Testbed and Roadmap Working Group. John undertakes International Peer review for CAV projects in Australia that examine connectivity and autonomy for testing and deployment and has experience in developing cyber frameworks for integration of connectivity within a transportation environment. John is a member of ENISA’s (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Intelligent Public Transport Resilience and Security Expert Group (TRANSSEC) and has sat on the IET Board for Transport Cyber security, the UK IM-PACT strategy group and is a current member of CAV National Steering Group (Ireland)

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