Proponents cite improved safety, stress free and faster journeys whilst opponents raise security concerns, the ‘fitness for purpose’ and the legal issues created. Achieving a fully autonomous vehicle will not be by some ‘big bang’ step change, but rather a series of smaller steps over a period of years – each step bringing tangible benefits and solving some of the plethora of challenges that autonomous vehicles present.
Following on from the inaugural event in May, join us for this half day event kindly hosted by Silverstone Park in association with MEPC and sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz which will focus on ‘the road to the autonomous vehicle’ with industry experts discussing the complex technical, commercial and regulatory challenges towards that fully autonomous vehicle.
Indeed we are already on the journey – connected cars, forward and rear looking radar, person detection analytics, 360 degree on-board cameras, intelligent connected SatNav and predictive journey time software – these are all in use today and will form part of the autonomous vehicle systems of tomorrow. The challenge ahead is to improve and link together these sub-systems so that they work flawlessly and safely as one. This second Automotive and Transport SIG event will focus on some of the individual challenges of the sub-systems that need to come together including:
- Navigation and location – to deliver you to where you’re going and ensure the vehicle knows what’s around it
- Wireless connectivity – vehicles will connect to each other, fixed traffic management infrastructures and communication networks for multiples purposes
- Big Data Analytics – how to make best use of the masses of data that will be collected to manage journey times, minimise fuel consumption and maximise road space use
- Security – what new threats do autonomous vehicle systems present and how do we keep the ‘bad guys’ at bay?
- Legal – so whose fault is it? If your self-parking car damages another car whilst you are shopping – who’s responsible? What is the new legal framework when the machines are in control?
Our speakers are:
- Christoph Wagner, Automotive Market Segment Manager of Rohde & Schwarz
- Paul Copping, Smart City Consultant at Digital Greenwich
- Bob Cockshott, PNT Lead, Knowledge Transfer Network
- David Fidalgo, Senior Business Development Manager, Altran
- Paul Martin, Chief Technology Officer, Plextek Consulting
- Peter Lee, Solicitor and Rhys Williams, Partner at Taylor Vinters
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