Key Points
  • Ensuring Local Authorities are equipped for the implementation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Developing Intelligent Infrastructure - connected roads, data requirements and MaaS
  • Improving both cyber and physical safety
  • Reviewing the legal and regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK
  • Evaluating the Governments Autonomous Bus Service - Forth Bridge from Fife to Edinburgh
  • Developing Policy in Local Authorities
  • How CAVs can support societal and economic objectives


Overview
Confirmed Speakers:
  • 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
  • Dr George Economides, Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Innovation HUB, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Paul McCabe, Corporate Development Director, Addison Lee Group
  • 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)
  • Iwan Parry, Market Development Lead – New Mobility, TRL
  • Roger Geffen, Policy Director, Cycling UK
  • Jessica Uguccioni, Lead Lawyer on Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission
  • Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member of Highways, Lincolnshire County Council
  • Giles Perkins, Technical Director and Head of Future Mobility, WSP
  • Cllr David Scott, Councillor, Tunbridge Wells Council
  • Kate Carpenter, Divisional Director (Operational Road Safety), Highways, Jacobs
  • Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

    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. You will also gain insight into Addison Lee’s plans for implementation of self-driving car services across London’s streets.

    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.

  • Agenda
    Start

    08:30 - 09:00
    Coffee and Registration

     

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

     

    Speakers

    Lord Richard Rosser

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    09:05 - 09:20
    Keynote 1: Driving the Process and Legislation for Automated Vehicles

     
    • Ensuring Local Authorities are equipped for the implementation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)
    • Clarifying timescales for having CAVs on roads
    • Reviewing how Autonomous Vehicles will coincide with non-automated cars

      9:20 – 9:30 Questions and Discussion

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

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    09:30 - 09:55
    Panel: Futureproofing the Digital and Physical Infrastructure to Encourage Adoption of CAVs

     
    • Safeguarding infrastructure systems which would allow autonomous and connected vehicles to co-exist with traditional vehicles 
    • Developing Intelligent Infrastructure - connected roads, data requirements and MaaS 
    • Using data to tackle the congestion problem

       09:55 – 10:05 Questions and Discussion

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    Joel Dodsworth Urban Traffic Management and Control Manager, Leeds City Council

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    Chris Lane Head of Smart Travel, Transport for West Midlands

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    Iwan Parry Market Development Lead - New Mobility, TRL

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    10:05 - 10:25
    Panel: Developing Local Authority Policy to ensure Safety of Physical Realm

     
    • Looking at which rules need to be changed in councils’ planning policy documents 
    • Developing policy together with TfL to ensure London Boroughs are prepared 
    • Are Tech firms going to work alongside Government and Local Authorities to develop policy? 

      10:25 – 10:35 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Mike Beevor Senior Policy Manager, Transport Innovation, Transport for London

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    Dr George Economides MCIHT Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council

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    James Datson Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

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    David Scott Councillor, Tunbridge Wells Council

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    10:35 - 10:55
    Panel: Creating a Safe and Secure Environment for the usage of CAVs

     
    • What is being done to counter cybercrime and the hacking of vehicle systems
    • Understanding the application, tech and architectural challenges that still need to be overcome 
    • Humanising autonomy – making autonomous vehicles safe for urban environments and discussing what the mixed-fleet means in relation to infrastructure designers, maintainers and operators
    • Improving physical safety, including working with local business, local councils and government to reduce potholes

      10:55 – 11:05 – Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Councillor Richard Davies Executive Member of Highways, Lincolnshire County Council

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    Kate Carpenter Divisional Director (Operational Road Safety) Highways, Jacobs

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    Professor Carsten Maple Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering, WMG's Cybe Security Centre (CSC)

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    11:05 - 11:30
    Coffee and Networking Break

     

    11:30 - 11:50
    Panel: Regulation, Law and Insurance

     
    • Reviewing the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK 
    • Building consumer confidence and acceptance
    • Ongoing monitoring and maintenance requirements of infrastructure and liabilities of risks 
    • Exploring Criminal and Civil Liability 
    • How insurance companies are planning the transition into a CAV environment  

      11:50 – 12:00 Questions and Discussion

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    Jessica Uguccioni Lead Lawyer for Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission

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    Matthew Avery Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

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    12:00 - 12:20
    CAV ambitions in Scotland and Project CAV Forth

     
    • Update on the  Autonomous Bus Service – Forth Bridge from Fife to Edinburgh 
    • Reviewing the timescales and findings so-far 
    • Providing safe and efficient operation  

    Speakers

    Andrew Davidson National Operations Manager, Transport Scotland

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    Stewart Leggett Head of Operations - Roads Directorate, Transport Scotland

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    12:20 - 12:30
    Case Study 2: Exploring Self-driving Car Services that are Safe, Environmentally Friendly, and Deliver Exceptional Customer Services

     
    • Developing wide-ranging strategic alliance that accelerates the implementation of autonomous vehicles to London’s streets 
    • Creating detailed, digital maps of more than 250,000 miles of public roads  
    • Providing ride-sharing services, addressing congestion, and improving urban air quality through zero-emission vehicles

    Speakers

    Paul McCabe Corporate Development Director, Addison Lee Group

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    12:30 - 12:40
    Joint Questions and Discussion

     

    12:40 - 12:55
    Conditional autonomy – A Blessing or Curse?

     
    • Reviewing the benefit of the ultimate cruise control 
    • Navigating the urban jungle 
    • Programmed compliance – safer for all 
    • Unpacking the challenge of defining the ‘minimal risk condition’ 
    • Discussing the weakest link in the drive-train 
    • Questioning our elevated expectations 
    • Recognising challenges and how to overcome them

      12:55 – 13:00 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Steve Gooding Director, RAC Foundation

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    13:00 - 13:15
    Panel: How CAVs can support societal and economic objectives

     
    • Promoting safety first and the social and environmental benefits
    • Supporting a better quality of life, health, safety and social connections 
    • Discussing how Autonomous Vehicles can drive economic growth  

      13:15 – 13:25 – Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Roger Geffen MBE Policy Director, Cycling UK

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    Giles Perkins Technical Director and Head of Future Mobility, WSP

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    13:25 - 13:30
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    End

    Speakers

    Matthew Avery Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research

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    Mike Beevor Senior Policy Manager, Transport Innovation, Transport for London

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    Kate Carpenter Divisional Director (Operational Road Safety) Highways, Jacobs

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    James Datson Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

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    Andrew Davidson National Operations Manager, Transport Scotland

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    Councillor Richard Davies Executive Member of Highways, Lincolnshire County Council

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    Joel Dodsworth Urban Traffic Management and Control Manager, Leeds City Council

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    Dr George Economides MCIHT Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council

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

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    Roger Geffen MBE Policy Director, Cycling UK

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    Steve Gooding Director, RAC Foundation

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    Chris Lane Head of Smart Travel, Transport for West Midlands

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    Stewart Leggett Head of Operations - Roads Directorate, Transport Scotland

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    Professor Carsten Maple Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering, WMG's Cybe Security Centre (CSC)

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    Paul McCabe Corporate Development Director, Addison Lee Group

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    Iwan Parry Market Development Lead - New Mobility, TRL

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    Giles Perkins Technical Director and Head of Future Mobility, WSP

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    Lord Richard Rosser

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    David Scott Councillor, Tunbridge Wells Council

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    Jessica Uguccioni Lead Lawyer for Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission

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    Venue details

    Zone 1 Central London


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