Futurists and dreamers have been talking up self-driving
cars since Marvel Comics introduced us to “superheroes” 75 years ago. Back
then, autonomous vehicles were a fantasy, but now they’ve arrived.
Increasingly, they’re being proposed as a near-term solution to many of the
mobility issues we face today: traffic congestion, air pollution, road
fatalities and changing mobility demands of the young and elderly. We now know
we have the technical capability to build them, yet there are still many
hurdles to be overcome before they become a day-to-day reality.
This debate, presented as an IMechE webinar and
chaired by Autocar’s Steve Cropley, brings a number of industry experts
together to discuss the reality of putting autonomous vehicles on the road. It
is intended as an introduction to a more comprehensive event called Connected and Automated Vehicle Engineering 2017 on 25-26
September, hosted by the IMechE and IET in the Midlands at Hotel La Tour in Birmingham.
Both events will tackle the following questions:
- Why do we need Autonomous road vehicles?
- Which technologies are most likely to be
- What benefits will these vehicles bring?
- How will autonomous vehicles be owned/used?
- Does their arrival kill driving and vehicle
ownership as we know it?
- How soon and where will they reach a critical mass?
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Steve Cropley: Editor in Chief, Autocar
Hilton Holloway: Associate Editor, Autocar
Jay Nagley: Managing Director, Spyder Redspy Ltd
Geoff Davis: Chief Strategy Officer, Horbia Mira
Jim Campbell: Chair, Connected Autonomous Vehicles Project
Jim Campbell - Launch Director for the new global ecosystem for
connected and autonomous mobility technologies. Jim has conducted business in
over 50 countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Israel, Dubai,
Sweden, Germany, USA and UK. He has worked for global vehicle OEMs - Bentley,
Hyundai, JLR and BMW and with global technology developer Qualcomm on wireless
EV charging for Formula E. Jim also coached innovative, high growth mobility
& software tech companies for the EC's Executive Agency for SME's. He is an
advisor with Oxford Brooke's University and the Tutu Foundation UK. Jim has an
honours degree in International Marketing from University of Strathclyde and a
masters degree in Management from City University, London. His hobbies include
playing golf, table-tennis, badminton and watching football.
Paul Markwick: MTC Services Director, The Manufacturing Technology Centre
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