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The autonomous, connected, electric revolution - disrupt, or be disrupted

IET EngTalks: Future Transport
Inspired by the life and work of

Sir Frederick Henry Royce

21 November 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

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The race for driverless vehicles is on

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Henry Royce intro (image) The last few years have seen a global push in automated and electric vehicle technologies, with most major manufacturers now developing advanced software and sensors as standard, whilst increasingly embracing low-carbon technologies.

This year's Future Transport EngTalk will be delivered by Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Project Engineering for Jaguar Landrover - a passionate advocate for engineering who has spent most of his career pioneering new and disruptive technologies within the automotive industry.

Nick will look at the ways in which the UK can become world leader in automotive development, design and manufacturing and the ways we can push the boundaries of innovation to create a safe, reliable and enjoyable experience that changes the way we travel.

He will explore the current and future automotive landscape, the numerous challenges and opportunities ahead, and the technologies that underpin autonomous vehicles, such as energy storage, connectivity, and artificial intelligence.

Places for the EngTalk have now sold out

However, we do still have a few seats available to watch a live screening of the talk in the Watson Watt Room. You won’t miss out on the networking opportunities and will still be able to participate in the post talk drinks reception.

Find out more about the EngTalk >


About the speaker

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Nick Rogers

Nick leads Jaguar Land Rover’s global engineering operations at board-level as Executive Director for Product Engineering.

To this day, he remains a true engineer through and through, and encourages technical curiosity and disruptive innovation across his 12,000 strong-team.

Nick has been in this role since 2015, during which time he has led the engineering team to deliver a host of new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles, including the first Jaguar SUVs (F-PACE and E-PACE), the brand new Range Rover Velar, the all-new Land Rover Discovery, and the PHEV Range Rover.

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18:00 - Registration

18:30 - Insight talk

18:45 - Start of EngTalk

20:00 - Drinks reception

21:00 - Close

EngTalk showcase

Do you have some exciting relevant technology, projects or innovative materials that you would like to showcase to fellow guests at our EngTalks?

We have the perfect opportunity for you.

A number of table tops will be available at no cost for select organisations to showcase interesting developments in this area.

Apply for your place to Dermot Dooher