PACTS: November Newsletter

PACTS: November Newsletter

This newsletter summarises recent PACTS events and some of those planned as we the approach to the New Year. We also report on government transport safety matters, particularly the imminent reduction in the drink-drive limit in Scotland and progress with the Infrastructure Bill at Westminster.   PACTS Events October saw 130 delegates and speakers visit Thatcham Research for the PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference, supported by Delphi. […]

Transport Minister Claire Perry gives keynote speech at PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference at Thatcham Research

Transport Minister Claire Perry gives keynote speech at PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference at Thatcham Research

Follow this link for the full speech   The Driverless Vehicles presentations are available below: Opening Slide Peter Shaw, Chief Executive, Thatcham Research: Driverless Vehicle Conference Matthew Avery, Thatchem, Safety Research Director: Existing Safety Technology- is the driverless vehicle already here? Henrik Clasen, Delphi Electronics and Safety, Technical Manager Advanced Engineering Safety Europe: Active Safety Technologies; a roadmap from today Anders Eugensson, Volvo Cars: Advanced Technologies Aiming Towards Zero Fatalities […]

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

In September PACTS  submitted a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the Department for Transport on graduated driver licensing: “What research, if any, the DfT has undertaken into possible effects of a graduated driving licensing scheme for young drivers on access to employment, education, training or leisure for young people?” The Department has responded (15th October 2104) and is available here along with the supporting information provided. The response lists research by […]

Driverless vehicles: from technology to policy

Driverless vehicles: from technology to policy

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 […]

PACTS criticises “lamentable progress in reducing GB road deaths since 2010”

PACTS criticises “lamentable progress in reducing GB road deaths since 2010”

  GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS UK PUSHED OFF TOP PLACE IN ROAD CASUALTY RANKINGS   Government figures published today[1] (9.30am 26 June) confirm that UK no longer tops the international league table for road safety. Progress in reducing roads deaths since 2010 has slowed dramatically. Progress in GB slowed in 2013 with a decrease of only 2% in the number of people killed on the roads – from 1,754 deaths in 2012 […]