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Connected & autonomous transport in the UK

This conference will discuss the next steps for connected and automated mobility (CAM) and connected and automated vehicles (CAV) in the UK.

Areas for discussion include next steps for:

  • Legal and regulatory frameworks
  • Physical and digital infrastructure
  • Market growth and realising predicted benefits for the UK economy and employment
  • Rollout in smart cities, other urban environments, and more widely
    opportunities for extending the UK’s international role in autonomous vehicle development and innovation

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS; DCMS; DIT; the Department for The Economy, NI; the DfT; the Geospatial Commission; the HSE; the MCA; the ORR;  and the Welsh Government.

The agenda:

  • Developing the transport system for autonomous vehicles and mobility services, and what is needed from policy
  • Designing the legal and regulatory framework - rethinking driver responsibilities, data use and requirements, and standardising a UK-wide framework
  • Preparing physical and digital infrastructure for intelligent mobility - optimising the road network, cyber security and resilience, and the role of 5G
  • Autonomous vehicles in smart cities, other urban environments and rural areas - understanding user and community needs, vehicle design, and built environment-ready CAM services
  • Maximising the potential for the UK to lead in smart transport innovation - research and rolling out pilot schemes, regional engagement, and supporting development of the domestic market
  • Policy objectives for connected and autonomous vehicles in the UK - regulation, and supporting innovation, integration and commercialisation

The full agenda and event highlights

Speakers include:

  • David Hamson, Deputy Head, Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Department of Transport (Keynote)

  • Dr Joanna White, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems Group, Highways England

  • Paul Wilson, Smart Cities Advocate and Senior Advisor, UK5G

  • Dr Daniel Ruiz, Chief Executive Officer, Zenzic