Lord Richard Rosser (Chair)
Iain Forbes, Head of the UK Government, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Keynote)
Andrew Davidson, National Operations Manager, Transport Scotland
Stewart Leggett, Head of Operations, Transport Scotland
Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation
Chris Lane, Head of Smart Travel, Transport for West Midlands
Mike Beevor, Senior Policy Manager, Transport for London
Professor Carsten Maple, Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering, WMG's Cyber Security Centre (CSC)
Cllr David Scott, Councillor, Tunbridge Wells Council
Kate Carpenter, Divisional Director (Operational Road Safety), Highways, Jacobs
Jessica Uguccioni, Lead Lawyer on Automated Vehicles ReviewLaw Commission
Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research
Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member of Highways, Lincolnshire County Council
Giles Perkins, Technical Director and Head of Future Mobility, WSP
Driverless car technology is predicted to be worth £63 billion by 2035. As the Government seeks to secure the UK’s reputation as a world-leader in the field, practical hurdles in the deployment of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) need to be overcome.
Westminster Insight’s half-day forum brings together key stakeholders from the transport industry, local councils, and policy, to discuss challenges and opportunities for the safe deployment of CAVs across the UK. The Cyber Security Centre (CSC) will touch on countering threats such as hacking and cybercrime. The Law Commission will review the regulatory framework, and insight will be given into how insurance companies are planning to transition into the CAVs environment.
Our specially selected case study will be Scotland’s Project CAV Forth: the development of a high capacity autonomous bus pilot service across the Forth bridge.
We will review how autonomous vehicles will co-exist with non-automated cars. We will look at strategic areas such as infrastructure and policy development, overcoming challenges in the process. We will also focus on social acceptance of CAVs in our society. Time will also be allocated to hear both the positives and negative sides of CAVs.