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 expected to report shortly, this forum will discuss the way forward for developing and commercialising connected and autonomous vehicle technology as the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill begins its passage through Parliament. 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.
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 and how the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill - currently going through Parliament - is addressing these issues.
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).