Director of Transport Innovation
Michael Hurwitz is responsible for making sure transport in the capital is ready for the future. His team actively seeks out and assesses new ideas and developments in the transport world, helping TfL to determine which new business models or services could help address the challenges facing that city.
From dockless cycle hire to demand-responsive transport; from connected and autonomous vehicles, to smart use of energy in our vehicles and infrastructure, the goal is to engage with market innovators, test how new ideas could work for London and set the policy frameworks to ensure innovations are integrated and work for all.
Previously, Hurwitz was Director, Energy, Technology & International at the Department for Transport (DfT), having set up and led the UK’s national policies and programmes worth £1bn on ultra-low emission vehicles, driverless and connected cars, future fuels and negotiation of international regulations on vehicle safety and emissions.