5-6 September 2022, London

08:45 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

09:30 - 09:50 - Keynote

Coordinating Activities Across the UK to Enable the Roll-Out of Interoperable Connected Services

Professor Phil Blythe, Former DfT Chief Scientific Officer, University of Newcastle

  • Developing the national business case for CAV and moving on from technology waiting for a business model
  • Realistic CAV infrastructure that facilitates autonomy
  • Incremental implementation towards a future vision

09:50 - 10:10 - Keynote

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

Isobel Pastor, Head of the Centre for Connected & 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?

10:25 - 10:55

Break & Exhibition

10:55 - 11:35 - Panel Discussion

Level 1 to Level 5: What are the Legal Implications to Support Commercial Deployment of CAV on Public Roads & how can we Adapt from the Status Quo?

Lucy Pegler, Director, Burges Salmon

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

David Williams, Managing Director - Underwriting & Technical Services, AXA Insurance

  • 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

11:35 - 11:55 - Case Studies

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

Dr Daniel Ruiz, Former CEO & CAM Strategist, 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

11:55 - 12:15 - 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

12:30 - 13:40

Lunch & Exhibition

13:40 - 14:00 - Case Studies

How GNSS-Based PNT Delivers the In-Vehicle 'Truth' from Which all Autonomous Decisions are Made

James Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Helix Technologies Ltd

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:00 - 14:20 - Case Studies

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

Gary Crockford, Project Sponsor, Department for Transport

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:20 - 14:40 - 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

Break & Exhibition

15:30 - 16:15 - Panel Discussion

Accurate Localisation & Navigation in Complex Terrain

Gary Crockford, Project Sponsor, Department for Transport

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

16:15 - 19:00

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

Exploring Both Sides of the Coin: What Infrastructure do we Need to Assure the Safety of Highly Automated Vehicles?

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?

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 Automated Transport, TRL

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

10:30 - 11:00 - Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion and Joint Q&A

  • Full session abstract TBC

11:00 - 11:30

Break & Exhibition

11:30 - 11:50 - 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, Head of ITS, Highways England

  • 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

11:50 - 12:10 - 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

12:10 - 12:30 - 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 - 14:15

Lunch & Exhibition

14:15 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Deployed CAV Infrastructure & Demonstrator

Edward Li, ITS-CAV Lead and the lead for the Midlands Future Mobility CAV Testbed, Transport for West Midlands

  • Connectivity and coverage including: ITS 5G and DSRC/ITS G5
  • Capturing data through data traffic (UTC & UTMC)

14:30 - 14:45 - Case Studies

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

Alastair Evanson, Head of Assured CAV, Horiba Mira

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

14:45 - 15:00 - 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

15:00 - 15:15 - 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

15:45 - 16:15

Break & Exhibition

16:15 - 16:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Symposium

Tom Stone, Editor, TTI