Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Intelligent and autonomous transport in the UK - next steps for innovation, infrastructure and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Royal Aeronautical Society, No.4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will examine the next steps for developing intelligent and autonomous transport.


The conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the future of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart transport systems, and future mobility, with discussion expected on:

  • Developing the infrastructure to support growth;
  • The future regulatory landscape; and
  • Supporting innovation in the sector.

Key stakeholders and policymakers will discuss priorities for the new parliament against the backdrop of significant developments in policy and regulation, including:

  • The launch of the Connected Places Catapult, in April 2019;
  • Government’s Future of Mobility Grand Challenge, which set the ambition of the UK being a world leader in future mobility - including automated vehicles;
  • The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), reviewing the legal framework for automated transport - including completely automated trips;
  • The expected publication of the government infrastructure strategy in the next Parliament, setting out how the infrastructure required for autonomous and connected vehicles will be delivered.

Speakers

Keynotes:

  • Catherine Lovell, Deputy Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport; and
  • Mark Westwood, Chief Technology Officer, Connected Places Catapult.

Further speakers include: Ben Boutcher-West, AppyWay; Steve Gooding, RAC Foundation; Michael Hurwitz, Transport for London; Jess Oppetit, ViaVan; Peter Stephens, Nissan; Lizi Stewart, Atkins; Danielle Walsh, HSBC; Dr Joanna White, Highways England; David Williams, AXA Insurance and Brian Wong, Burges Salmon.


Lord Rosser, Shadow Spokesperson for Transport has kindly agreed to chair this seminar.


The agenda

Keynote contribution and panel discussions:

  • Intelligent and autonomous transport - key developments and priorities;
  • Developing the infrastructure and regulatory framework - including data use, integration, security, and future-proofing of roadside infrastructure;
  • The next steps for intelligent transport - with keynote addresses on:
    • Commercial development of autonomous vehicles - testing, safety systems and early automation
    • Insurance and vehicle autonomy - emerging issues;
    • Engaging road users and designing systems to meet user demand; and
    • Using data-driven models for ride sharing and demand responsive transport networks; Developing city-wide approaches to future mobility;
  • Priorities for innovation - creating connected places and a more intelligent transport network.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted particularly strong interest from policy officials. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with delegates who have reserved places representing: Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Highways England; BEIS; DCMS-5G Testbeds and Trials; DfT; DIT; the Office of Rail and Road; HMRC; the European Space Agency; and UK Space Agency.



Keynote Speakers

Catherine Lovell

Deputy Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport

Mark Westwood

Chief Technology Officer, Connected Places Catapult

Keynote Speakers

Catherine Lovell

Deputy Head, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Department for Transport

Mark Westwood

Chief Technology Officer, Connected Places Catapult

Chair

Lord Rosser

Shadow Spokesperson for Transport, House of Lords

Speakers

Danielle Walsh

Director, Future Cities and New Industries, HSBC

Lizi Stewart

Managing Director, UK Transportation, Atkins

Dr Joanna White

Head of Intelligent Transport Systems Group, Highways England

Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation

David Williams

Managing Director, Underwriting and Technical Services, AXA Insurance

Jess Oppetit

General Manager, UK, ViaVan

Brian Wong

Director, Burges Salmon

Ben Boutcher-West

Head of Mobility, AppyWay

Peter Stephens

Head of UK External & Government Affairs, Nissan

Michael Hurwitz

Director of Transport Innovation, Transport for London