Key Points
  • Testing, Driver Data & Commercialisation
  • Insurance, Regulatory Frameworks & Rewriting of Road Traffic Law
  • Connected Roads, Data Requirements and MaaS
Guest of Honour

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

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Overview
Set to take place six months on from the first successful public test of a driverless car on UK streets, and following the release of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into future uses of autonomous vehicles, this forum will discuss the way forward for developing and commercialising connected and autonomous vehicle technology. Issues for discussion will also include the ways in which driverless cars are expected to disrupt the insurance market and necessitate changes to road traffic law and what intelligent infrastructure is needed to enable widespread adoption of driverless technology.

Building Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

Following the public test of a driverless car in October, delegates will discuss the work being carried out to facilitate future tests and the key challenges for wide scale deployment, the ways in which data generated by driverless cars will be used and options to commercialise connected and autonomous vehicles and meet the government’s aim of becoming a world leader in the technology.

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The Future Legal Landscape

Sessions will consider how the motor insurance industry might be disrupted and the changes that will be required to insurance law to ensure users and manufacturers are fully aware of who would be liable if an accident were to occur, how the Highway Code will be changed to support the adoption of driverless technology, what areas of regulation should be addressed nationally and internationally.

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Developing Intelligent Infrastructure

Discussion will also focus on the intelligent infrastructure needed to enable widespread deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles, what can be learned from existing projects testing driverless cars in urban areas and consideration of how the technology will change the built environment & relationships between road users and the future for Mobility as a Service (MaaS).


Agenda
Start

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

 

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

 

09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Policy-UK Welcoming remarks

 

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Ashish Khanna Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

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09:00 - 09:05
Chair and Policy-UK Welcoming remarks

 

09:05 - 09:30
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future?

 

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Earl of Selborne Chair, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

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09:05 - 09:30
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The future?

 

09:30 - 10:00
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the UK

 

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

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09:30 - 10:00
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in the UK

 

10:00 - 10:45
Building Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - Testing, Driver Data & Commercialisation

 
  • What are the potential applications for connected and autonomous vehicles and what are the prospective user benefits and drawbacks from widespread deployment of the technology?   
  • Following the first public test of an autonomous vehicle in October and the announcement of a further £100 million investment in testing infrastructure for driverless cars what steps need to be taken to ensure tests by automotive companies in the coming years are a success?
  • What are the key challenges for wide scale deployment of autonomous vehicles in the UK? – To what extent has there been modelling or simulation of deployment on a network of a mixed fleet of non-highly and fully-automated vehicles and what is the likely time scale of testing such a scenario?
  • With driverless vehicles expected to generate significant quantities of data of potential benefit to various audiences to what extent has there been consideration of who will own this data and whether the authorities will want access to it for network management or other purposes?
  • What work is being done to ensure connected and driverless technology is secure and safe from hacking and malign influence?
  • What is the scale of the market opportunity for autonomous vehicles and how far is UK plc placed to capitalise on the expected growth in the market?
  • As the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union to what extent is Brexit expected to have an impact on the UK’s ability to successfully market driverless vehicle technology to foreign markets?




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Steve Gooding Director, RAC Foundation

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Dr Rob Buckingham Head of RACE, Remote Applications in Challenging Environments

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Jay Parmar Director of Policy and Membership, BVRLA

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10:00 - 10:45
Building Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - Testing, Driver Data & Commercialisation

 
  • What are the potential applications for connected and autonomous vehicles and what are the prospective user benefits and drawbacks from widespread deployment of the technology?   
  • Following the first public test of an autonomous vehicle in October and the announcement of a further £100 million investment in testing infrastructure for driverless cars what steps need to be taken to ensure tests by automotive companies in the coming years are a success?
  • What are the key challenges for wide scale deployment of autonomous vehicles in the UK? – To what extent has there been modelling or simulation of deployment on a network of a mixed fleet of non-highly and fully-automated vehicles and what is the likely time scale of testing such a scenario?
  • With driverless vehicles expected to generate significant quantities of data of potential benefit to various audiences to what extent has there been consideration of who will own this data and whether the authorities will want access to it for network management or other purposes?
  • What work is being done to ensure connected and driverless technology is secure and safe from hacking and malign influence?
  • What is the scale of the market opportunity for autonomous vehicles and how far is UK plc placed to capitalise on the expected growth in the market?
  • As the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union to what extent is Brexit expected to have an impact on the UK’s ability to successfully market driverless vehicle technology to foreign markets?




10:45 - 10:50
Chair’s Closing Comments

 

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Ashish Khanna Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

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10:45 - 10:50
Chair’s Closing Comments

 

10:50 - 11:15
Refreshments and Networking break

 

10:50 - 11:15
Refreshments and Networking break

 

11:15 - 11:20
The Chair’s Welcome Back

 

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Iain Stewart MP Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Transport

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11:15 - 11:20
The Chair’s Welcome Back

 

11:20 - 11:55
The Future Legal Landscape - Disrupting Insurance, Regulatory Frameworks & Rewriting Road Traffic Law

 
  • With widespread deployment of CAV expected to disrupt the insurance industry due to a decreasing number of accidents on the roads what is the likely future for the motor insurance industry and how can it respond to competition from new entrants to the market?
  • To what extent should carmakers heed the call of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to provide more data showing who was at fault in accidents involving driverless vehicles?
  • Is it clear who will be legally accountable for a vehicle that “thinks” for itself and to what extent will legislation need to be adapted to clarify civil and criminal liabilities? - will vehicle owner’s obligations and the relationship between driver and owner change with the advent of driverless cars?
  • What are the challenges to increasing public confidence in new vehicle and motoring technologies?
  • The deployment of autonomous vehicles involves numerous regulatory issues relating to insurance, liability, technical standards and driver licensing - Which areas should the Government address nationally (or agree internationally) and which issues should be left to transport authorities or the market?
  • What ‘tools’ will be necessary for regulating, certifying or enforcing the software and artificial intelligence world of autonomous vehicles?
  • To what extent is the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill currently going through Parliament set to adequately resolve these issues?





Speakers

Ben Howarth Senior Policy Adviser for Motor and Liability, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

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Nicole Livesey Partner, Head of Advanced Manufacturing sector, Pinsent Masons

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11:20 - 11:55
The Future Legal Landscape - Disrupting Insurance, Regulatory Frameworks & Rewriting Road Traffic Law

 
  • With widespread deployment of CAV expected to disrupt the insurance industry due to a decreasing number of accidents on the roads what is the likely future for the motor insurance industry and how can it respond to competition from new entrants to the market?
  • To what extent should carmakers heed the call of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) to provide more data showing who was at fault in accidents involving driverless vehicles?
  • Is it clear who will be legally accountable for a vehicle that “thinks” for itself and to what extent will legislation need to be adapted to clarify civil and criminal liabilities? - will vehicle owner’s obligations and the relationship between driver and owner change with the advent of driverless cars?
  • What are the challenges to increasing public confidence in new vehicle and motoring technologies?
  • The deployment of autonomous vehicles involves numerous regulatory issues relating to insurance, liability, technical standards and driver licensing - Which areas should the Government address nationally (or agree internationally) and which issues should be left to transport authorities or the market?
  • What ‘tools’ will be necessary for regulating, certifying or enforcing the software and artificial intelligence world of autonomous vehicles?
  • To what extent is the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill currently going through Parliament set to adequately resolve these issues?





11:55 - 12:55
Developing Intelligent Infrastructure - Connected Roads, Data Requirements and MaaS

 
  • Can new autonomous vehicles operate safely, efficiently and effectively on existing infrastructure or will the UK have to make significant new investments to digital and physical infrastructure to enable mainstream adoption?
  • What role will smart and connected roads and motorways have in facilitating the widespread introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles and what are the expected outcomes of the Highways England connected roads project due to launch in 2017?
  • What lessons can be carried forward from initiatives such as the GATEway Project in Greenwich to other areas testing automated vehicles in urban environments?
  • How might information be obtained on drivers’ attitudes to using, and buying, automated vehicles or sharing the streets with them?
  • What are the challenges of turning the data generated by CAV into information and valuable insight that will help network and city operators maximise efficiency and drive improvement across transport networks?
  • What are the infrastructure requirements for transmitting live vehicle data to insurers, fleet managers, traffic planners and emergency services?
  • To what extent will connected and autonomous vehicles form part of a wider intelligent mobility sector and be used for Mobility as a Service (MaaS)-style services?
  • How will the Government ensure that the possible increased convenience of autonomous vehicles does not lead to an increase in journeys by car at the expense of active modes such as walking and cycling and how is the relationship between road users likely to change?




Speakers

Owain Hale-Heighway Smart Cities Projects Lead, Ordnance Survey

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James Datson Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

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Dr Mohaned Juwad Senior Manager - Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

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Dr Wolfgang Schuster Technical Director - Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

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11:55 - 12:55
Developing Intelligent Infrastructure - Connected Roads, Data Requirements and MaaS

 
  • Can new autonomous vehicles operate safely, efficiently and effectively on existing infrastructure or will the UK have to make significant new investments to digital and physical infrastructure to enable mainstream adoption?
  • What role will smart and connected roads and motorways have in facilitating the widespread introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles and what are the expected outcomes of the Highways England connected roads project due to launch in 2017?
  • What lessons can be carried forward from initiatives such as the GATEway Project in Greenwich to other areas testing automated vehicles in urban environments?
  • How might information be obtained on drivers’ attitudes to using, and buying, automated vehicles or sharing the streets with them?
  • What are the challenges of turning the data generated by CAV into information and valuable insight that will help network and city operators maximise efficiency and drive improvement across transport networks?
  • What are the infrastructure requirements for transmitting live vehicle data to insurers, fleet managers, traffic planners and emergency services?
  • To what extent will connected and autonomous vehicles form part of a wider intelligent mobility sector and be used for Mobility as a Service (MaaS)-style services?
  • How will the Government ensure that the possible increased convenience of autonomous vehicles does not lead to an increase in journeys by car at the expense of active modes such as walking and cycling and how is the relationship between road users likely to change?




12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Policy-UK’s Thanks

 

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Iain Stewart MP Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Transport

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Policy-UK’s Thanks

 

End

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Dr Rob Buckingham Head of RACE, Remote Applications in Challenging Environments

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Dr Rob Buckingham Head of RACE, Remote Applications in Challenging Environments

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James Datson Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

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James Datson Senior Technologist, Transport Systems Catapult

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

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

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Steve Gooding Director, RAC Foundation

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Steve Gooding Director, RAC Foundation

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Owain Hale-Heighway Smart Cities Projects Lead, Ordnance Survey

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Owain Hale-Heighway Smart Cities Projects Lead, Ordnance Survey

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Ben Howarth Senior Policy Adviser for Motor and Liability, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

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Ben Howarth Senior Policy Adviser for Motor and Liability, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

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Dr Mohaned Juwad Senior Manager - Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

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Dr Mohaned Juwad Senior Manager - Spectrum Strategy, Intelsat

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Nicole Livesey Partner, Head of Advanced Manufacturing sector, Pinsent Masons

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Nicole Livesey Partner, Head of Advanced Manufacturing sector, Pinsent Masons

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Jay Parmar Director of Policy and Membership, BVRLA

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Jay Parmar Director of Policy and Membership, BVRLA

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Dr Wolfgang Schuster Technical Director - Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

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Dr Wolfgang Schuster Technical Director - Intelligent Mobility, Atkins

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Earl of Selborne Chair, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

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Earl of Selborne Chair, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

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Iain Stewart MP Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Transport

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Iain Stewart MP Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Future of Transport

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Ashish Khanna Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

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Ashish Khanna Partner, L.E.K. Consulting

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Attending
  • Alliance of British Drivers
  • Amey
  • Arcadis
  • Arup
  • Approved Driving Instructors National Joint Council
  • APT Controls
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Barclays
  • BMI Research
  • British Car Auctions
  • BuroHappold
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Camford Sutton Associates
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Transport
  • Direct Line Group
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  • DWF
  • Element Energy
  • Eurovia
  • Highways England
  • House of Commons Library
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology
  • Kier
  • London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
  • Office of Rail and Road
  • Osborne Clarke
  • QBE Management Services
  • RSA Insurance Group
  • SEIB Insurance Brokers
  • Smart Highways Magazine
  • Stewarts Law
  • Synthetik Mind
  • Thatcham Research
  • The Institute of the Motor Industry
  • Transport Research Laboratory
  • Transport Scotland
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Surrey
  • Volkswagen
  • Zurich

Venue details

St Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JH

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St Martin-in-the-Fields

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