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Driverless vehicles: from technology to policy

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Driverless vehicles: from technology to policy

PACTS Conference, Wednesday 22nd October at Thatcham Research. 

Driverless vehicles: from technology to policy will bring together vehicle technology experts and policy makers to explore how new technologies (driverless, driver assist and others) can best be exploited to reduce crashes, achieve casualty reductions and to improve safety for all road users.

Vehicle demonstrations will include the following technology:

  • Queue Assist
  • Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking (vehicle to vehicle)
  • Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking (vehicle to pedestrian)
  • Reverse Auto Brake
  • Self-parking systems

The conference is timely for the Government’s review of regulations for driverless cars and the Transport Select Committee’s Motoring of the future inquiry. Delegates will have the opportunity to view new technologies and to hear and question experts.

Guest Speakers:

Click on the speakers below to find out more:

 

  • Chair: Professor Pete Thomas, Director, Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
  • Peter Shaw, Chief Executive, Thatcham Research
  • Matthew Avery, Research Director Safety, Thatcham Research
  • Scott Pendry, Policy Specialist – Road Safety, Association of British Insurers
  • Dr Samantha Jamson, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Ian Yarnold, Head of International Vehicle Standards Division, Department for Transport
  • Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety, Transport Research Laboratory
  • Henrik Clasen, Technical Manager – Safety Systems, Delphi
  • Anders Eugensson, Director of Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Corporation

Conference Programme

A full conference programme is available here.

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Conference Technology Partner

Details

Details

Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Thatcham Research, Colthrop Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4NR. Car parking available; shuttle bus from Thatcham train station. Click here to download map

Delegate fees:

Standard rate                                                 £249 +VAT

Public Sector / Academic                              £195 + VAT

PACTS/Thatcham Member                           £179 + VAT

Additional Delegate rate                               £150 + VAT

Register for this event here

If you would like to enquire about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please email PACTS Events Manager, Joanne Mackel, joanne.mackel@pacts.org.uk or call 020 7222 7732.

Programme

Time Topic Speaker
09:00 Registration, exhibitors, networking and display vehicles
10:00 Conference opens: welcome to Thatcham, domestic arrangements, key themes. Professor Pete Thomas, Loughborough University
10.05 Keynote speech Claire Perry MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport
10:30 Thatcham Research and its role in vehicle safety Peter Shaw, Chief Executive, Thatcham Research
10:40 Existing safety technology – is the driverless vehicle already here? Matthew Avery, Research Director Safety, Thatcham Research
11:00 Questions to speakers
11:10 Active safety: opportunities and infrastructure needs Henrik Clasen, ‎ Technical Manager Safety Systems, Delphi
11:30 Advanced Technologies for Aiming Towards Zero Fatalities Anders Eugensson, Director Government Affairs, Volvo Car Group
11:50 Questions to speakers
12:00 Lunch, vehicle demo’s and facility tour – see below
14:00 Emerging technology and the driverless car – the insurer’s perspective Scott Pendry, Policy Specialist – road safety, Association of British Insurers
14:20 Vehicle safety technologies: the human behind the wheel Dr. Samantha Jamson, Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
14:40 Government initiatives for safer vehicles – with or without drivers. Ian Yarnold, Head of International Vehicle Standards Division, Department for Transport
15:00 Panel Discussion and comments/ questions from delegates Alex Luck, Chair, Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators
Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety TRL
Henrik Clasen, ‎ Technical Manager Safety Systems, Delphi
Alex Newby, consumer editor, What Car
15:45 The Way Forward – issues raised by the day Professor Pete Thomas, Loughborough University
16:00 Close

Demonstrations

Vehicle demonstrations will include the following technology:

  • Low Speed Autonomous Emergency Braking (vehicle to pedestrian)
  • Reverse Auto Brake
  • Self-parking systems

 

The tour will take in Thatcham’s state of the art Repair Technology Centre where new vehicles are methodically stripped and rebuilt for the purpose of producing vehicle specific crash repair methods, as well as the Euro NCAP accredited Crash Laboratory, where Thatcham’s expert team run a variety of crash testing scenarios to establish European wide crash safety ratings.

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 Conference Technology Partner

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