Key Points
  • The future of Connected and Automated Vehicles: analysing government policy for 2020 including investment, innovation and taxation
  • Reviewing existing and future legislation produced by the Law Commission
  • Understanding the infrastructure: hear from leading companies currently building charging points across the country
  • Exploring how Local Authorities can prepare for the implementation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Confirmed Speakers

  • (Keynote)Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • (Chair) Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation
  • Elliot Shaw, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning, Highways England
  • Bridget Rosewell OBE CBE, Non-Executive Chair, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency & Chair, Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries
  • Graeme Smith, Senior Vice President, Oxbotica
  • Jessica Uguccioni, Lead Lawyer on Automated Vehicles Review, Law Commission
  • Dr George Economides, Team Leader for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council
  • Nick Fleming, CAV Programme Lead, BSI
  • Hosein Torabmostaedi, Business Development Manager, Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL), TRL
  • Paul McCabe, Corporate Development Director, Addison Lee Group
  • Richard Porter, Director of Technology and Innovation, Zenzic
  • Bethan Evans, Associate Director, KPMG

    Join us this November for our bi-annual Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Forum, where key stakeholders will explore government policy and the upcoming consultation by the Law Commission. Explore how infrastructure design can encourage the adoption of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and why the national roll-out of 5G could positively impact timescales.

    You will review the standardisation of advanced testing and safety to encourage the successful deployment of autonomous vehicles. Understand how local authorities can prepare for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles through infrastructure, investment and innovation.

    Discover the next steps for implementing connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK, including current connected urban testbeds for future transport, mobility solutions and first test routes for self-driving cars in London.

    The event offers an invaluable opportunity to explore the policy landscape surrounding Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as the chance to network and share innovative ideas on the future and impact of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.


08:15 - 08:50
Registration, Coffee and Networking


08:50 - 09:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks


09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: Creating the Right Conditions for Autonomous Vehicles to Thrive: Leading the World in Innovation

  • Securing the right policy environment, encouraging investment and innovation, and maximising the benefits of CAVs
  • Developing facilities for testing the cybersecurity credentials of autonomous vehicles
  • Reviewing the two consultations in relation to electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Discussing whether there are any plans for tax on charging points

09:20 – 09:30 Questions and Discussion

09:30 - 10:15
Securing Future Infrastructure to Encourage the Adoption of CAVs

  • Insight into the companies that are currently building the infrastructure for charging points into the country and analysing timescales for this
  • Discussing what level of automation is the safest option in order to plan for autonomous vehicles and new developments
  • The roll out of 5G and to what extent this could influence the rate at which CAVs become realistically useable in daily life for a wide user group
  • Building the correct infrastructure for data to be transferred between vehicles
10:00 – 10:15 Questions and Discussion

10:15 - 11:00
Working with Central and Local Government to Create the Right Conditions for CAVs

  • Exploring where local authorities can make no regrets investments in different types of CAVs
  • Reviewing when level 4 cars will come out in the market and what needs to be put in place
  • Infrastructure, low carbon, and safety: what’s in most demand?
10:45 – 11:00 Questions and Discussion

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and Networking Break


11:30 - 11:55
Insight into the Progress Being Made in Industry to Make Autonomous Driving a Reality

  • Developing the right technologies for CAVs, including EV’s and freight transport, and discussing roll out rates
  • Reviewing current connected urban testbeds for future transport and mobility solutions and first test routes for self-driving cars in London

11:55 - 12:30
Case Study: Exploring Self-driving Car Services that are Safe, Environmentally Friendly, and Deliver Exceptional Customer Services

  • Update on Project Apollo – delivering autonomous ride-shared services in London by 2021
  • Overview of challenges and how they have been overcome

    12:15 – 12:30 Joint Questions and Discussion

12:30 - 13:00
Evaluating the Development of Cyber Security in Order to Successfully Roll Out Driverless Vehicles and Developing Standards

  • Measuring resilience and maintaining cyber security for roadside infrastructure
  • How recent funding has supported new cyber test facilities
12:50 – 13:00 Questions and Discussion

13:00 - 13:30
Reviewing the Legal and Regulatory Framework for CAVs: Consultation Paper on Automated Vehicles

  • Update on the new Autumn Consultation
  • Reviewing the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles in the UK
13:20 – 13:30 Questions and Discussion

13:30 - 13:40
Chair’s Closing Remarks



Venue details

Central London

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