The Driverless Car Race: Road Ahead for UK Industry

By Caroline Rees / 04 Oct 2016
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Driverless Technology ConferenceFrom self-parking cars, gesture-controlled infotainment systems to head-up displays that augment reality, car technology is advancing so quickly that it’s hard to imagine what’s next.

In the face of rapidly expanding technological capabilities for self-driving cars, highly automated and autonomous vehicles the Driverless Technology Conference is set to return for its second year. Taking place in Milton Keynes on November 22nd industry insiders will offer a glimpse of what’s coming down the line in 2016 and beyond.

The Driverless Technology Conference (DTC’16) focuses on accelerating growth within driverless technology and maintaining the UK’s position at the forefront of industry development. DTC’16 addresses the new business models and use cases that are linked to driverless technology actively being pursued, researched and sold by major automakers & key disruptors in the market alike.

This year’s DTC features a number of leading industry partners including UK Autodrive, FISITA, Strategy Analytics and Neckermann Strategic Advisers. The DTC’16 conference will address the use of innovative driverless technology in real-world environments and provide a strategic overview of the development needed to enable driverless technology to flourish in the UK. Presentations will examine current policy framework, regulatory roadmaps, industry forecasts, insurance & liability, legal challenges, investment and consumer acceptance. Time will also be afforded to discussion of mobility & connectivity, 5G, communication, active safety, advanced road mapping, cybersecurity, future innovation and key technological developments.

Confirmed speakers so far include:
• Austen Okonweze, Head of Research & Development, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
• John McCarthy, Technical Director, Atkins.
• Tim Armitage, UK Autodrive Project Director, Arup.
• Andrew Miller, Chief Technology Officer, Thatcham Research.
• Ian Riches, Director of Autonomous Vehicles, Strategy Analytics.
• Chris Mason, CEO, FISITA.
• Andy Dumbell, Managing Director, Control F1.
• Professor Paul Newman, BP Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford.
• Rebecca Tommey, Intelligent Mobility Consultant, Atkins.

DTC’16 will feature a break-out exhibition showcasing the latest technologies and solutions from across the industry. The exhibition will host networking throughout the course of the day, bringing together government officials, OEM’s and tier 1 & 2 suppliers with automotive engineers and technicians. This year’s event will also feature live demonstrations of driverless technology providing the opportunity for first-hand experience with a range of new industry technologies.

Further details can be found at the DTC’16 website and twitter @driverlesscars_
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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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