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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

 

Programme

Day 1 - 25 September 2017

10:00

Registration and refreshments

10:25

Chair’s opening remarks

Alan Stevens, Chief Scientist and Research Director, TRL

Ongoing projects
Updates and results from the delivery of on-road autonomous vehicle trials in the UK

10:30

Autodrive: Coventry and Milton Keynes

  • Gateway: Greenwich
  • Venturer: Bristol
  • Autodrive: Coventry / Milton Keynes

Mike Waters, Head of Policy and Strategy, Transport for West Midlands

10:50

GATEway: Greenwich

Richard Cuerden, Chief Scientist, Engineering & Technology, TRL

11:10

Venturer: Bristol

Tony Pipe, Deputy Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England

11:30

Networking refreshment break

11:50

UK connected vehicle trails: results and next steps

  • UK CITE: results of the 42mile real world test circuit being used for connectivity testing in CAV
  • A2/M2: London to Dover connected vehicle corridor project
  • Practical integration of CAV with day-to-day traffic signal technology
  • CAV Implementation Strategy and Route Map

Mike Waters, Head of Policy and Strategy, Transport for West Midlands
Phil Proctor, Future Technologies Team Leader at Highways England, Highways England

12:15

PANEL: How successful have the current trails been and is the UK doing enough in Autonomous Vehicle technology?

Vinnett Taylor, Head of IoT Specialist, O2
Neil Fulton, Programme Director, Transport Systems Catapult
Tony Pipe, Deputy Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England
Phil Proctor, Future Technologies Team Leader at Highways England, Highways England 

12:45

Networking lunch

Government insight

13:45

The latest updates on the relevant international regulations, agreements and conventions from the UNECE

Francois Guichard, Manager, UN Secretary – Active Safety – Mechanical Engineer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

14:15

UK government strategy on connected and autonomous vehicles

  • How the UK government is approaching reform of regulation to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles
  • The government’s work with industry to ensure the UK is a world class development location for innovative technology
  • Some of the challenges that remain to be solved to enable the benefits of new vehicles technology

Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

14:45

PANEL: Legislation, regulation and standards for testing

  • Interaction between autonomous vehicle design and testing standards
  • Current legislation and ensuring compliance
  • Making regulation fit for purpose

Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Francois Guichard, Manager, UN Secretary – Active Safety – Mechanical Engineer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

15:15

Networking refreshment break

Human factors and human machine interface

15:45

Camera-based monitoring for increased vehicle autonomy

Jim Braithwaite, Human Machine Interface Research Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

16:15

Hotspot: Driver acceptance and human factors

  • Addressing driver acceptance in the vehicle and on the road
  • Trust and acceptance
  • The implications for jobs and society
  • Insurance and responsibility with increasingly autonomous vehicles

Iain Macbeth, Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Transport for London
Nick Reed, Head of Mobility R&D, Robert Bosch Ltd
Tony Pipe, Deputy Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England

17:00

Chair’s closing remarks

17:05

End of day one

 
Day 2 - 26 September 2017

09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:25

Chair’s opening remarks

Tony Pixton, Managing Director, Tony Pixton Ltd

09:30

HOTSPOT: Autonomous vehicles and their impact on the future

Paul Markwick, Managing Director of Operations, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Steve Cropley, Chief Editor, Autocar
Geoff Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, HORIBA MIRA
Jim Campbell, Chair, Connected Autonomous Vehicles Project
Jay Nagley,
R&D Specialist, Automotive Investment Organisation

10:15

Refreshment break

Functional safety and reliability

10:10

Safety considerations for highly automated vehicles

  • Functional specification
  • Architectural considerations
  • Safety case argument strategies

John Birch, Chief Engineer - Functional Safety, Horiba Mira

10:40

Designing and testing safety critical, fail safe software

  • Simulation as a design tool
  • Requirements verification and functional testing strategies
  • Test automation

Kate Thorne, Pilot Engineer, MathWorks

11:10

Automation is on its way with safety and convenience

Maurizia Bagnato, Sales Director, Robert Bosch Limited

11:40

Networking refreshment break

Testing and validation

12:10

Appropriate testing of connected and autonomous vehicles

  • The challenge of ensuring that CAVs are safe, secure and robust
  • A new approach to testing using a simulated environment
  • The need for a joined up approach to testing CAVs, from the virtual world through to real world trials

Paul Jennings, Professor, WMG International Digital Laboratory

12:40

MOVE-UK: accelerating automated driving by connected validation and big data analysis

  • Project introduction
  • The challenges of traditional methods of validating automated driving systems
  • Proposed solution as “connected validation” 

Simon Morley, Lead Project Manager for MOVE-UK Project, Original Equipment Division, Robert Bosch Limited

13:10

The intact project: innovative testing of autonomous vehicles

  • Vehicle in the loop simulation
  • Comparing behaviours within simulated environments with real world trials using the same hardware
  • Working towards development of draft international standards with the British Standards Institution for assessing autonomous vehicle capabilities

Simon Brewerton, Chief Technical Officer, RDM Group

13:40

Networking lunch

Sensor technologies, sensing and response

14:40

Autonomy: all terrain, no barriers

  • Understanding what the customer wants
  • Tackling the sensing challenges
  • Identifying sensing solutions

Nigel Clarke, Manager - Peerless Effortless All-Terrain Vehicle Mega-Project and Advanced Sensing, Jaguar and Land Rover Research

15:10

The challenges of navigating complex urban environments: ultra-pod self-driving prototype

  • 3d imaging and localisation sensors
  • Collision avoidance
  • Results from trials

Julian Turner, Managing Director, Westfield Sportscars Limited
Jim Hutchinson, CEO, Fusion Processing

15:45

Networking refreshment break

16:10

Addressing challenges in ensuring cyber security for autonomous vehicles

Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales E-Security

16:40

PANEL: Addressing cyber security issues with examples and case studies

  • The security challenges for autonomous vehicles
  • Ethical dilemmas for artificial intelligence: when a crash is unavoidable

Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales e-Security
Jeremy Bryans, Research Fellow in Automotive Cybersecurity: Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University
Eric Chan, Global Technical Expert, Connected & Automated Vehicles, Ricardo UK

17:10

Chair’s closing remarks

17:15

End of conference

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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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 >