[UPDATE: video added] The 2017 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

[UPDATE: video added] The 2017 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The implications of robots in the transport sector Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of West of England   Alan Winfield’s work at UWE spans Research and Public Engagement. Conducting research in Cognitive Robotics within the Bristol Robotics Lab, he is a member of the Science Communication Unit, and undertakes public engagement​ work centred upon robotics. Robot ethics is a significant focus of his current work, including the development of new standards. For details of research, including current and recent projects, see: http://www.cem​s.uwe.ac.uk/~a-winfield/​ Supported by […]

The 2016 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2016 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

Road Safety and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary & Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Introduction by Andrew Jones MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport Safety  Click here for press release The lecture is now available to view here In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted global goals for sustainable development. For the first time these explicitly recognised road safety as […]

Working together to reduce suicide in transport

Working together to reduce suicide in transport

Working together to reduce suicide in transport – the 26th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety and the 5th lecture in the UN Decade of Action, was delivered by Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive of Samaritans, at the Palace of Westminster on 7th December. The lecture was opened by Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and attended by around 80 people, including some 15 MPs and peers. Ian Stevens, Network Rail, commented on behalf of the rail […]

Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government

Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government

The 25th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety and the 4th lecture in the UN Decade of Action Series, was delivered by Tony Bliss, Global Road Safety Adviser, Monash University Accident Research Centre, at the Palace of Westminster on 8th December 2014. Tony Bliss, who travelled from New Zealand, spoke on Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government.  The lecture was attended by almost 100 parliamentarians, Government officials, transport safety experts, business people, road user groups and others.  The event was […]

24th Westminster Lecture: Staying Awake Staying Alive

24th Westminster Lecture: Staying Awake Staying Alive

The 24th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety and the 3rd lecture in the UN Decade of Action Series held by PACTS on the 4th December 2013 can now be accessed here in its full format. The lecture from Dr Robert Hunter, Head of Flight Safety at the British Air Line Pilot’s Association (BALPA) is titled Staying Awake, Staying Alive: The problem of fatigue in the transport sector (Online ISSN: 2056-4767) and it addresses the […]