Engineering a Safe Driverless Car Future
Joint event with IMechE
Over 1.25 million people die on roads due to road accidents. Over 90% of these accidents occur due to driver error. Surely, removing the driver from the driving task is the best thing, right? There has been a lot of media-hype around the driverless car technology, especially in the UK. Myriad of questions like: will your kids ever drive, will I see a driverless car in my lifetime or should a driverless car kill a pedestrian or yourself, have become a common thing in the public. There are huge benefits of the technology, but like all good things, it too comes with its caveats. This talk will cut through the media-hype and provide a reality check about the driverless car technology and our “ill-founded” expectations and imaginations. Backed by extensive research, this talk will provide insight into how we can engineer a safe driverless future, if ever!
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
09 Oct 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Gloucestershire Local Network
Registration is requested. This is a joint event with IMechE and the registration link will take you to the IMechE event page to register.
Head of Verification and Validation, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - WMG, University of Warwick
Siddartha Khastgir is Head of Verification and Validation, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles at WMG, University of Warwick, leading various Collaborative R&D projects at WMG. His research areas include test scenarios, safety of CAVs, use of simulation for testing among many others. He represents the UK on the ISO Technical Committee and is the lead author of a new international standard for Low-Speed Automated Driving (LSAD) systems.
Siddartha has a diverse industrial experience in the automotive industry in different parts of the world: India, Germany and now in the UK, leading multi-cultural teams to deliver large commercial projects successfully.
He has received numerous awards for his research contributions which have delivered impact to the automotive industry both nationally and internationally. He has been prestigious recognized in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018 list.
EDF - Barnwood
Refreshments from 7:00pm
Talk to start at 7:30pm