Sunil Budhdeo

Transport Innovation Manager, Transport & Infrastructure

Coventry City Council

Sunil has over 40 years’ experience in the Traffic, Transport and ITS Industry. His role as the Transport Innovation Manager at Coventry City has helped in development of new technology for transportation. Now venturing in to the latest mode of transportation of Electric-Vertical Take Of and Landing ( E-VTOL)

Joined Coventry City council in 2010 as UTMC Manager, responsible for the UTMC , Highway Network Development team and Managing the Response and Monitoring services .

Successfully implemented UK’S first 4G Mesh network in Coventry, introduced Pay On Display Machine, RTPI, CCTV, ANPR Cameras and Wireless Vehicle Detection that use the 4G Mash network for communication.

Successfully completed various innovation project, funded by the European Union FP7, H2020 programme Coventry and Warwickshire LEP. Exploited the technology to secure funding for other CAV projects funded by Innovate UK and the DfT such as UK Autodrive, UK Cite and NPP Parking Platform with other key partners. Supporting Coventry University with their transport related R&D projects. Delivered the first demonstration of an Autonomous vehicle driven on the streets of Coventry, introduced Micro Mobility as part of MaaS. Micro Mobility, intelligent Controlled /uncontrolled Crossing, Electrification of transport modes which will be operational in a city environment.
Lead PM for Future Flights Projects such as Urban Airport (E-VTOL), delivering the world’s first Verti Port in the City of Coventry. Currently engaged with BVLOS projects such as SKYWAY, Drone Ready Cities, and various others.
Supporting the development of Urban Air Mobility with UKRI, DfT, BSi Future Of Flight,  ARPAS, Midlands Aerospace Alliance, BT, Emergency services, Drone Manufactures and Drone operators for bringing this mode of Transport to market.

A member of the UTMC Standard and specification development group, BSi Future of Flight Advisory Group, Royal Aeronautical Society, working with various organisation to set standards in the emerging new modes of transport sector, Supporting several Advisory Board and groups, Chair of Yunex Traffic User group, the desire to be innovative and set a high standard within the Transport Sector carries on. 


2024 Summit Agenda

26 September 2024 | 12:00 | Panel : Advanced Aerial Mobility – Challenges and opportunities

  • Driving innovation in aerial mobility and autonomous systems
  • Accelerating the implementation of eVtols and discussing advancements and collaborations needed to enable country wide AAM system
  • Discussing innovative technologies that help support the global growth of the AAM industry


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