5-6 September 2022, London

08:45 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:00 - Keynote

Shaping the Safe & Secure Emergence of Connected & Self-Driving Vehicles in the UK

Michael Talbot, Deputy Head , Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV)

  • What is Government’s outlook on the benefits of connected and automated mobility for the UK?
  • How is Government building a comprehensive regulatory and safety assurance framework?
  • What will Government’s approach to CAM look like over the coming years?

10:00 - 10:30

5G Connected and Automated Logistics (5G CAL) Pilot

Dr Shuo Li, Research Associate, University of Newcastle

• Design and demonstration of an electric tractor unit
• Autonomous progress between supplier and factory

10:40 - 11:00

Morning break & exhibition

11:00 - 11:30 - Panel Discussion

Level 1 – Level 5: what are the regulatory and insurance priorities to support commercial deployment of CAV on public roads and how can we adapt from the status quo?

Brian Wong, Partner, Burges Salmon

Jonathan Harrod Booth, Director, Harrod Booth Consulting & Chair, BSI's ITS Standards Committee

  • Tracking the shift away from the current definition of the driving task
  • Legal status of user-in-charge and likely future developments
  • Emerging future of liability and insurance
  • Data and cybersecurity

11:30 - 11:50 - Case Studies

Why Government & Industry Have to Collaborate & Balance Co-Investment in Connected & Automated Mobility (CAM)

Mark Cracknell, Programme Director, Zenzic

  • The fundamental challenges to delivering the social and economic benefits of CAM
  • The 10 sectors involved in driving mobility and how they are aligned
  • Impact of failure to collaborate and co-invest summarised
  • The secret and sequence of interventions for success

11:50 - 12:10 - Case Studies

Urban Intelligent Transport Systems to Support CAV in Cities

Daniel Hobbs, Principal Technologist, Connected Places Catapult

  • Modelling emerging transport solutions for changing mobility landscapes
  • Deploying autonomous vehicles in real-world urban environments
  • Taking a whole city approach in R&D and strategy work to maximise the benefits of CAVs to cities

12:20 - 13:30

Lunch & Exhibition

13:30 - 14:00 - Case Studies

The Role of Cellular: Roadmap, ITS-G5, Standards, Testbed & Applications

Suku Phull, ITS & Traffic Management Specialist, Department for Transport

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:00 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Systems Approach: Different Comms for Different use Cases

Dr Jill Hayden, Technical Director, Atkins

  • Where will 3-5G be appropriate?
  • Where will ITS-G5 be necessary due to latency requirements?
  • When will V2V be better than V2I?

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon break & exhibition

15:30 - 16:15 - Panel Discussion

Accurate Localisation & Navigation in Complex Terrain

Suku Phull, ITS & Traffic Management Specialist, Department for Transport

Jonathan Mann, Technical Director, Technology, Capita Real estate and infrastructure

Michael D. Vardi, Co-founder & CBO, Valerann

  • The role of mapping
  • Real-time localisation and path planning
  • Terrain drivability assessment

16:15 - 18:00

Evening Networking Reception & End of Day 1

08:45 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

Tom Stone, Editor, TTI

09:30 - 09:45 - Case Studies

The Road Safety Triptych: Human, Machine & Infrastructure Factors for CAVS

Professor Nick Reed, Founder, Reed Mobility

  • Understanding road user and driver behaviour to reduce risk
  • Interactions between CAV operation and infrastructure to maximise safety
  • Building confidence in the safe operation of CAVs

09:45 - 10:00 - Case Studies

Use of simulation for safety validation of CAV behaviour against the UK Highway Code

Dr Chris Harper, Research Fellow in Robotics Safety & Control, Bristol Robotics Laboratory

• Development of a simulation test-bench for large-scale testing of critical scenario variants for use in CAV safety validation & certification
• Overview of research into methods and techniques for seeking out 'corner cases' for deeper investigation
• Use of simulation test assertions to validate CAV compliance with human-oriented "rules of the road", e.g. the UK Highway Code

10:00 - 10:15 - Case Studies

The Role of Infrastructure in Enabling Safe Autonomy

Dr Siddartha Khastgir, Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles, WMG, University of Warwick

  • Developing standards for infrastructure that enables CAV
  • Test methodologies for driverless systems
  • A vision for the future

10:15 - 10:30 - Case Studies

How to Get From Trials & Testing to Deployment

Camilla Fowler, Head of Safety Assurance, Oxbotica

  • Creating the business case
  • Scaling up
  • Some lessons learned

10:50 - 11:20

Morning break & exhibition

11:20 - 11:40 - Case Studies

Insights into the Digital Roads Initiative: What are the Future Infrastructure Requirements to Enabled Connected & Autonomous Driving? Sharing Learning from Trials & Influence on Thinking

Dr Joanna White, 'Director of Roads Development (Acting), National Highways

  • What will future roads really look like?
  • Integrating road infrastructure with the requirements of connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Creating a robust connected infrastructure environment
  • Sharing learnings from technology trials and impact on thinking

11:40 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Connectivity for Real-Time Traffic Management to Improve Traffic

Andy Graham, Director, White Willow Consulting & ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Forum

Ian Pengelly, Associate Director, WSP & ITS (UK) Connected Vehicles Forum

  • How connected vehicle data can be used to improve traffic management today
  • How messages to vehicles can help reduce emissions
  • Connecting all vehicles, not just new ones, including cycles
  • Integrating parking and future mobility

12:00 - 12:20 - Case Studies

Future Needs & Requirements for Wider use of CAV in Rural Areas

Kevin Vincent, Director, Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research at Institute for Future Transport & Cities, Coventry University

Professor Pryce Evans, Senior Associate Director - Technology Consulting and Design,, Jacobs

  • What are the special needs of rural infrastructure?
  • How can these be addressed?
  • Outlook for the future

12:50 - 14:10

Lunch & Exhibition

14:10 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Exploring the other side of the coin - safety and infrastructure

Dr Suzy Charman, Executive Director, Road Safety Foundation

Stu McInroy, Chief Executive, Road Safety Markings Association

• Where automation meets roads: getting the safest experience for human drivers and CAVs
• Is ‘geofencing’ unavoidable?
• How should the UK manage the transition toward greater autonomy to accommodate a mixed fleet?
• Are Levels 3, 4 and 5 a solution looking for a problem?

14:30 - 14:50 - Case Studies

Learnings from Testing Across a Complete CAV Ecosystem: Simulation, Controlled Environments & Public Roads

Chris Reeves, Head of CAV Technologies, HORIBA MIRA

  • Autonomous valet parking testing
  • Assured CAV highway with high speed use cases

14:50 - 15:10 - Case Studies

Testing for Integration of On-Vehicle Technology with Infastructure

James Long, Head of Technical Consulting, The Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL)

  • Accuracy in an urban environment
  • Outlook for the future

15:40 - 15:45

Chair's Closing Remarks

Tom Stone, Editor, TTI

15:45 - 16:00

Afternoon Break, Exhibition & Close