Guest of Honour

Iain Forbes Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, (CCAV)

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Overview
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  • Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, (CCAV)
  • Mike Beevor, Senior Policy Manager, Transport for London
  • Geoff Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA
  • Neil Fulton, Programme Director for Connected and Automated Transport, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Simon Morley, Lead Project Manager, MOVE_UK
  • Kristen Fernandez-Medina, Technical Lead & Senior Psychologist, TRL
  • Richard Daltry, Director of Research and Development, Autonomous Surface Vehicles
  • David Keene, Founder and CEO, RDM Group & Aurrigo
  • Tim Marlow, Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research, Ageas
  • Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research
  • Alex Glassbrook, Barrister,Temple Garden Chambers, London and Author of 'The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction'

.… the objective is to have ‘fully driverless cars’ without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021. Some would say that's a bold move, but we have to embrace these technologies if we want the UK to lead the next industrial revolution …." Chancellor Phillip Hammond

Almost a year on from the Government’s response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report into autonomous vehicles this half-day forum will bring together key stakeholders from across the automotive, infrastructure and engineering sectors to analyse the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Research and Development

Attendees will consider the latest developments in connected and autonomous vehicle research and innovation and progress made since the publication of the Lords Science and Technology Committee report. Discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities of making the Government’s vision of fully automated vehicles on UK roads by 2021 a reality, including priorities for skills, investment and demonstrator projects.

Commercialisation and Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles in the UK

Following the Chancellor’s announcement in the November 2017 Budget that the Government wants to see fully autonomous vehicles on UK roads by 2021 discussion will focus on the key challenges for the commercialisation and deployment of CAV’s. Attendees will examine the latest thinking on large scale testing and options for supporting Local Transport Authorities and Traffic Commissioners.

Delegates will analyse how to unlock the potential of CAV and MaaS (Mobility as a Service) for both the elderly and disabled, and how to engage the wider public in the transformational potential of connected and autonomous vehicles through programmes such as the FLOURISH and INSIGHT projects. Debate will also focus on whether current CAV policy is to heavily focused on road transport and how other sectors, including maritime and aviation, are set to benefit.

The Regulatory Landscape

.…With driving technology advancing at an unprecedented rate, it is important that our laws and regulations keep pace so that the UK can remain one of the world leaders in this field ….” Jesse Normal, Roads Minister

Sessions will consider implications for the insurance industry and liabilities as well as priorities for driving training, testing and the Highways Code. Delegates will examine implications for data protection and cyber security in relation to connected vehicles and the latest international and national developments in CAV standards.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Refreshment and Networking

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

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Geoff Davis Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA

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09:05 - 09:35
Keynote Address: Autonomous Vehicles Today

 

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Iain Forbes Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, (CCAV)

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09:35 - 10:30
Next Steps for Research, Innovation and Investment

 
  • How exactly are autonomous vehicles used and how are they developed? What stage of development are we currently in?
  • How will cars be ranked into each relevant category - what problem does/would this pose?
  • What are some opportunities and challenges that are posed by increased innovation for autonomous vehicles?
  • Where do we hope to be in the next 5-10 years with connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • For fully automated vehicles to be on the road by 2021 what needs to be done? Whether it is manufacturing, research or resources.
  • Is the current CAV policy too heavily focused on road transport? If so, how are other sectors including maritime and aviation developing?
  • Are autonomous ships used in a similar way to how cars on the roads would be used?
  • What is the future direction for autonomous ships?

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David Keene Founder and CEO of RDM Group & Aurrigo

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Kristen Fernandez-Medina Senior Psychologist for the Transport Safety and Behavioral Division

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Richard Daltry Director of Research and Development, Autonomous Surface Vehicles

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10:30 - 11:00
Refreshment and Networking Break

 

11:00 - 11:55
Commercialising and Deploying Autonomous Vehicles

 
  • What are some of the economic impacts of autonomous cars? What is the actual cost of implementing an autonomous vehicle?
  • Will the increase in autonomous cars lead to job creation, job losses or job shifts?
  • What changes in infrastructure will need to be done because of autonomous cars?
  • What challenges are posed for roads, particularly when it comes to congestion?
  • To what extent should government intervene in the autonomous cars industry?
  • The government has mentioned hosting meetings for Local Transport Authorities to share ‘knowledge and expertise’ but has not mentioned local authorities further. What can local authorities do? To what extent can local authorities intervene in autonomous vehicles on their cities roads?


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Mike Beevor Senior Policy Manager, Transport for London

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Simon Morley Lead Project Manager, MOVE_UK Project

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Neil Fulton Programme Director for Connected and Automated Transport, Transport Systems Catapult

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11:55 - 12:50
Priorities for the Regulatory Landscape

 
  • What further revisions need to be made in terms of insurance and legislation for autonomous vehicles to be on the road?
  • What can be done to ‘convince’ the public of driverless vehicles?
  • What are possible legal ramifications that may be expected based on autonomous cars/transportation? Who will be responsible for an accident? Who can drive autonomous cars? Will you need a license?
  • Will humans want to buy driverless cars? If so, how will they behave behind the wheel now that they are not in complete control?
  • How does this effect bicyclists and pedestrians? Will autonomous vehicles be clearly marked for pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers to see?
  • What are the implications for data protection and cyber security in relation to autonomous vehicles?

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Matthew Avery Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

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Alex Glassbrook Barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, London and author of 'The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction'

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Tim Marlow Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research, Ageas

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12:50 - 12:55
Closing Remarks

 

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Matthew Avery Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

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Mike Beevor Senior Policy Manager, Transport for London

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Richard Daltry Director of Research and Development, Autonomous Surface Vehicles

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Geoff Davis Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA

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Kristen Fernandez-Medina Senior Psychologist for the Transport Safety and Behavioral Division

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Iain Forbes Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, (CCAV)

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Neil Fulton Programme Director for Connected and Automated Transport, Transport Systems Catapult

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Alex Glassbrook Barrister at Temple Garden Chambers, London and author of 'The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction'

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David Keene Founder and CEO of RDM Group & Aurrigo

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Tim Marlow Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research, Ageas

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Simon Morley Lead Project Manager, MOVE_UK Project

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Venue details

Central London


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