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Connected and Automated Vehicle Engineering 2017

Engineering for adoption of autonomy on the road

25 - 26 September 2017 | Hotel La Tour, Birmingham, UK


How do we level up?

The last few years has seen a global push in automated vehicle technologies, with many new vehicles today already equipped with advanced software and sensors to regulate speed in traffic, self-park and brake in an emergency.

Most people now agree that, while Level 5 Automation (where the driver is no longer required) may still be a number of years away, increased self-driving automation is a not-too-distant inevitability.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Engineering 2017 is a new, collaborative event brought to you by the IET and IMechE that aims to provide key information and knowledge from a technical and engineering perspective on the core challenges associated with increasing the levels of automation and the ways in which we can overcome the barriers to push the technology forward.


5 Reasons to attend

  • Hear about the successes, challenges and lessons learned from key UK trials and projects
  • Learn more about the future of CAV technology and how we might overcome the core technical, social and economic roadblocks
  • Network with fellow participants and engage with the international programme of speakers and industry experts
  • Discuss and debate some of the core challenges facing the implementation of CAV
  • Take away practical ideas and solutions that could benefit you and your organisation

What you’ll hear about

  • An update and feedback on the success of the 4 main UK autonomous vehicle trails
  • Insights into the UK CITE and A2/M2 connected vehicle initiatives
  • The latest updates on regulation from both a UK and EU perspective
  • Thoughts, ideas and opinions on the various human factors that may disrupt the transition of CAV and the ways they could potentially be overcome
  • The latest design, development and testing methods being implemented by engineers
  • Insights into the MOVE-UK project and the “connected validation” rapid testing initiative
  • The threats to CAV technology and the precautions being undertaken by designers and developers to incorporate cyber security into vehicle and system design

Key topic areas include:

  • International regulation and governmental perspectives
  • Testing and validation
  • Human factors
  • Functional safety and cyber security
  • Sensing and response
  • Communication and Connectivity
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

For further information, please take a look at the conference programme.



Early-bird (deadline 25 August 2017)

IET / IMechE member - from £350

Non-member - from £450

Student* - from £250


IET / IMechE member - from £450

Non-member - from £550

Student* - from £250

Webinar: Autonomous Vehicles and their impact on the future

This debate, presented as an IMechE webinar and chaired by Autocar’s Steve Cropley, brings a number of industry experts together to discuss the reality of putting autonomous vehicles on the road

View the IMechE event website to find out more >