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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!

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

09 Oct 2019

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 10/09/2019 19:30 10/09/2019 21:00 Engineering a Safe Driverless Car Future 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! Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RS, UK

Organiser

Gloucestershire Local Network

Registration Information

Registration is requested. This is a joint event with IMechE and the registration link will take you to the IMechE event page to register.

Speakers

Siddartha Khastgir

Siddartha Khastgir

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​.

Location

EDF - Barnwood

EDF Energy, Barnett Way, Barnwood
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL4 3RS
United Kingdom

Programme

Refreshments from 7:00pm
Talk to start at 7:30pm

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