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DfT to explore safety implications of driverless cars at Brake event

Brake has announced the agenda for its 2018 Fleet Safety Conference, which will see experts including from the Department for Transport speak on key road safety issues.

Driverless vehicle

The Brake conference will include a talk from the DfT on the implications of driverless vehicles.

Taking place on 25 May 2018 at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, the event is focused on the theme of ‘Facing the future – are you ready?’.

Speakers include from the DfT, which will explore the implications of autonomous vehicles along with in-depth collision investigation and the RAIDS database, while TRL will speak on the latest developments in vehicle technology and standards. And Lisa Dorn, associate professor, Cranfield University, will talk on mental health and driver attitudes.

In the afternoon, breakout sessions will cover topical issues including routing and journey planning, electric vehicles, managing young drivers, trucks – new vehicle standards, vans – the future of delivery and recruitment and driver training.

To view the full conference agenda, click here. For conference exhibitors, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.