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Sharing UK Excellence in Technology: Conference on Autonomous Driving in the UK

Science & Innovation

Thursday, 1 October 2015 from 10:00 to 18:00 (CEST)

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Sharing UK Excellence in Technology: Conference on Autonomous Driving in the UK

UK Trade & Investment and the British Embassy are delighted to invite you to an exclusive conference to discuss autonomous driving in the UK.


Did you know...

... that the UK did not sign the Vienna Convention?

... that driverless vehicles can legally be tested on public roads in the

   UK today?

... that the UK government is investing £100m into research and      

   development of autonomous cars?



Thursday, 1 October 2015



10am – 6pm



Motorwelt Böblingen, Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1,

71034 Böblingen, Germany










Introductions by Tony Sims, Director UK Trade & Investment Germany


“Key Note: The UK Landscape for Autonomous Vehicles” by Richard Saady, Ricardo Plc


Challenges and how we can tackle them together 


“Ethical hacking protecting the connected car from Cyber security, one of the biggest challenges” by Martin Hunt, British Telecom Automotive


“From assisted to autonomous vehicle functions” by Graham Smethurst, VDA


Pitches from innovative UK companies  


Dr. Graeme Smith, Oxbotica

Dr. Benjamin Davies, Gobotix

Charles MacFarlane, Codeplay

12: 00 – 13:00 Lunch Break



Testing autonomous vehicles in the UK


“Government Regulations on Autonomous Driving” by Peter Lee, Department for Transport, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


“Future testing of automated and connected cars” by Tim Edwards, MIRA Ltd


“What are the legal settings in the UK to test autonomous vehicles?” by Stephen Llewellyn, Faegre Baker Daniels


“What kind of insurance do I need to test autonomous vehicles in the UK?” by Simon Baker,Axa Insurance UK

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break



Autonomous vehicles - Perspectives


“Principles of Public Acceptance: Driverless Cars and the Wider Transport Policy” by Prof. Graham Parkhurst, UWE Bristol


“The Oxford Robot Car Project”  by Prof. Paul Newman, Oxford University


“Creating a safe and validated test environment for manufacturers: the GATEway Project” by Dr. Iwan Parry, Transport Research Laboratory Academy


Networking Reception


Do you have questions about Sharing UK Excellence in Technology: Conference on Autonomous Driving in the UK? Contact Science & Innovation

When & Where

Motorwelt Böblingen
Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1
71034 Böblingen

Thursday, 1 October 2015 from 10:00 to 18:00 (CEST)

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