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PACTS driverless vehicles conference to include speakers from Delphi & Volvo

The conference on “Driverless Vehicles – from Technology to Policy” takes place on 22nd October at Thatcham Research and will not only deal with the complex issues surrounding the fully autonomous vehicles, but also the application of existing technologies such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Self-Parking and Queue Assist.

The day offers the opportunity to hear about the latest technology on current and near future production vehicles, experience some of that technology at first hand, and be part of discussions on how industry and society can maximise the potential benefits from it. The day has considerable time set aside for technology demonstrations and a discussion panel Q&A consisting of:

Philip Somarakis, partner, Gordon Dadds Solicitors and company secretary Association of Car Fleet Operators

Alexandra Luck, chair, Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators

Richard Cuerden, technical director for Vehicle Safety – TRL

Alex Newby, consumer editor – What Car?

Henrik Clasen, ‎technical manager safety systems, Delphi


The speaking programme includes:

Chair: Professor Pete Thomas, Loughborough University,

Keynote Speaker: Claire Perry MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport

Presentations from:

Peter Shaw, chief executive and Matthew Avery, research director safety – Thatcham Research,

Henrik Clasen, ‎technical manager safety systems – Delphi

Anders Eugensson, corporate affairs director – Volvo Cars

Scott Pendry, policy specialist (road safety) – Association of British Insurers

Dr Samantha Jamson, principal research fellow – Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

Ian Yarnold, head of international vehicle standards division – Department for Transport

Delegate fees are:

Standard rate: £249 +VAT

Public Sector / Academic: £195 + VAT

PACTS/Thatcham Member: £179 + VAT

Additional Delegate rate: £150 + VAT

Fleet World readers can take advantage of a special offer and book at the Public Sector/Academic rate, saving over £50.

To book, please 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.