- 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.