Ethics and Safety for Connected and Automated Road Vehicles

The webinar is organised by the Automotive and Road Transport Systems Technical Network of the IET.  It intends to give engineers a better appreciation and understanding of the role of ethics in the safety of Connected and Automated Road Vehicles. 

Over the last few years, new cars have increasingly been gaining automated driving features to support the human driver and it is widely accepted that in the not-too-distant future cars will be fully self-driving. For a vehicle to recognise the various features of its environment so as to safely travel down the road, the vehicle’s software is required to make perceptive decisions - which are easy for a human to make but much less so for a computer.

This webinar focuses on the ethical decisions that an automated vehicle is required to make; not only the rare, extreme ethical decisions conceptualised in the Trolley Problem, but also the more everyday ethical and safety problems facing self-driving vehicles. Speakers from key stakeholder organisations including academia, car manufacturers and regulators will present their thoughts on the issues faced by automated vehicles and their societal acceptance.

The audience will be encouraged to contribute comments and questions as the webinar will include a substantial moderated discussion where some of the points raised can be explored in more depth.  The Panel will also discuss the role that ethical issues play in safety and in ensuring public trust and desirability of new technologies.

 

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Continuing Professional Development

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Time

30 Nov 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Add to Calendar 11/30/2021 12:00 11/30/2021 13:30 Ethics and Safety for Connected and Automated Road Vehicles The webinar is organised by the Automotive and Road Transport Systems Technical Network of the IET. It intends to give engineers a better appreciation and understanding of the role of ethics in the safety of Connected and Automated Road Vehicles. London, UK

Organiser

Automotive and Road Transport TPN

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Speakers

Dr Paula Palade

Dr Paula Palade

Digital Manager - Jaguar Land Rover

Paula holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and works for Jaguar Land Rover as a Digital Manager and in parallel researches the topic of Ethics of Connected and Automated vehicles in collaboration with Bradford University. Paula has published as part of an independent group of experts, in September 2020, a report commissioned by European Commission on Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). The report includes 20 recommendations covering dilemma situations, the creation of a culture of responsibility, and the promotion of data, algorithm and AI literacy through public participation.

Paula is a BSI delegate representing Jaguar Land Rover and Automotive Group Expert on the ISO TC241 Road traffic safety management systems WG6 - Guidance on safety ethical considerations for autonomous vehicles.

Paula is a Chartered Engineer with the IET, Chair of the IET Coventry and Warwickshire Local Network and member of the Automotive & Road Transport Systems (ARTS) Executive Committee with the IET and Expert Evaluator for Research and Innovation for the European Commission.

 

Dr Elizabeth Hofvenschioeld

Dr Elizabeth Hofvenschioeld

Futurist & Applied Ethics Practitioner - Daimler AG

Elizabeth Hofvenschioeld is a futurist and applied ethics practitioner at Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany.

Her work focuses on the ethics of automated vehicles and she is an active member of the ISO 39003 “Safety Ethical Considerations for Autonomous Vehicles” working group.

Elizabeth has a PhD. from the University of the West of Scotland and completed her BSc. and MSc. at University College London.

Dr Nick Reed

Dr Nick Reed

Consultant - Reed Mobility

Prof. Nick Reed has worked at the cutting edge of transportation research for more than fifteen years. From early studies using driving simulators to examine driver behaviour, he has since been instrumental in connected and automated vehicle projects in the UK to the value of more than £50m, including leadership of the GATEway project in Greenwich and the creation of London's Smart Mobility Living Lab.

Nick was Academy Director at TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) before becoming Head of Mobility R&D at Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier.

He has since founded Reed Mobility – an independent expert consultancy on future mobility topics working across the public, private and academic sectors including projects for the European Commission, TfL, BSI and RSSB.

Jamie Hodsdon

Jamie Hodsdon

Head of Future AV Regulation - Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Jamie works in the Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, a policy unit split across the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.  He is Head of Future AV Regulation, a team responsible for developing a legislative framework following the Law Commissions’ three-year review of driving legislation for the safe and lawful introduction of AVs.

This review is due to complete in 2021. The Future Regulation team also sponsors a project by the CDEI that seeks to make recommendations on how to embed ethical due diligence in a future regulatory framework for AVs.

Previously, he worked at the Department for Education.



Location

Online event

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Webinar
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United Kingdom

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Programme

12.00hrs GMT - Webinar Starts

13.30hrs GMT - Webinar Ends