Key Points
  • How the emergence of driverless and connected cars fit into current regulatory frameworks and what new regulations will need to be considered to clarify civil and criminal liabilities in relation to driverless cars;
  • What are the barriers to balancing the opportunities presented by vehicle data, against the lack of clarity in its practical application; and
  • To what extent can smart roads, in conjunction with connected vehicle technologies, help reduce congestion and increase road capacity.
Guest of Honour

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

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Overview
Following the publication of the Transport Select Committees’ Report Motoring of The Future, and the Government’s code of practice for testing driverless cars, this event provides a forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in delivering a coherent transport strategy that ensures the UK is able to embrace the next generation of road vehicles.

Delegates will discuss how the emergence of automated, semi-automated and interconnected cars fits into current regulatory frameworks and how regulation will need to evolve in relation to driver standards, criminal liabilities, and road safety, as well as the need to clarify how ‘live vehicle data’ can be fully utilised by traffic managers, insurers, emergency services, and others to create a ‘smart’ transport network.

Planned sessions will be allocated to discuss the next steps to adapting the UK road network to support the widespread use of electric vehicles and what future infrastructure, such as charging lanes, currently being tested by Highways England, might be required.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Registration

 

08:55 - 09:00
Chair's opening remarks

 

Speakers

Lukas Neckermann Consultant and Author of ‘The Mobility Revolution: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership’

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09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Address: Driving the Future

 
What are the challenges and opportunities for the UK to lead the world in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies?



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

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09:30 - 10:15
The challenges and opportunities of driver data

 
What are the emerging challenges in defining who owns the data derived from driving?

To what extent should the Information Commissioner investigate current regulations in regards to fleet and driver data?

What are the barriers to balancing the opportunities presented by vehicle data, against the lack of clarity in its practical application?

How will telematics and vehicle data impact insurance premiums, and what safeguards will insurers need to implement in handling driver data?

What are the data protection implications of the increase in vehicle, fleet and driver data?




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Andy Beet NPCC Data Communications Group (DCG) Futures Lead

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

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10:15 - 10:45
The car of the future: Changing the relationship between driver and vehicle

 
What are the emerging innovations in motor vehicles, and how will they alter the driving experience?

How will vehicle owner’s obligations and the relationship between driver and owner change with the advent of driverless cars?


To what extent can new vehicle technologies improve safety for, not just motorists, but pedestrians, and other road users such as cyclists?

How will legislation need to be adapted to clarify civil and criminal liabilities in relation to driverless cars?

What are the challenges to increasing public confidence in new vehicle and motoring technologies?

How do emerging technologies fit into current regulatory frameworks? And what new regulations will need to be considered to cover technologies such as driverless cars?





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Neil Greig Director of Policy and Research, Institute of Advanced Motorists

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10:45 - 11:15
Coffee and networking

 

11:15 - 11:45
Reducing emissions and supporting innovation in green automotive technology

 
What are the latest innovations in green automotives?

What is the current rate of adoption of low-carbon vehicles, and what are the challenges to increasing the rate of adoption?

What are the challenges to adapting the UK road network to support electric vehicles, such as charging lanes, currently being tested by Highways England?




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Peter Laslett Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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11:45 - 12:30
Investing in the motoring infrastructure: The next steps for smart roads

 
What lessons can be learnt from the Smart Motorways initiative, and what are the challenges to rolling these systems out on a national scale?

To what extent can technology help reduce congestion and increase road capacity in a more economical way than new road building?

What are the infrastructure requirements for transmitting live vehicle data to insurers, fleet managers, traffic planners and emergency services?

How does the motoring infrastructure need to change and adapt to support growth in electric vehicles and autonomous automotives?





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Ray King Urban Traffic Management Control Manager, Newcastle City Council

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Dr Daniel Ruiz Chair, Transport Technology Forum and Managing Director, Imtech Traffic & Infra UK

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12:55 - 13:00
Chairs closing remarks

 

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Lukas Neckermann Consultant and Author of ‘The Mobility Revolution: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership’

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End

Speakers

Andy Beet NPCC Data Communications Group (DCG) Futures Lead

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

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Neil Greig Director of Policy and Research, Institute of Advanced Motorists

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Stephen Hamilton Partner, Mills & Reeve

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

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Ray King Urban Traffic Management Control Manager, Newcastle City Council

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Peter Laslett Deputy Head, Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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Lukas Neckermann Consultant and Author of ‘The Mobility Revolution: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership’

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Dr Daniel Ruiz Chair, Transport Technology Forum and Managing Director, Imtech Traffic & Infra UK

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