Autonomous vehicles on the agenda as Festival moves into week three

09.30 | 16 November 2020 | |

Week three of the Festival of Road Safety gets underway with a keynote presentation looking at autonomous technology – which is also the topic of tomorrow’s live discussion session.

Organised by Road Safety GB, the Festival of Road Safety will see more than 40 pre-recorded and live sessions broadcast throughout November (2-27 Nov).

Today at the Festival
Monday’s keynote presentation (10am) kicks off week three of the Festival and is being delivered by Duncan Kay, head of vehicle engineering at the DfT’s International Vehicle Standards Division.

Duncan will provide an update into the Government’s ongoing call for evidence into the use of Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKSs) – which are capable of taking control of a vehicle travelling at low speed on a motorway.

This is followed at 2pm by a Fringe presentation from Tanya Fosdick, head of research, Agilysis and Nicola Wass, CEO, So-Mo-Co Ltd.

So-Mo and Agilysis, in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Hull City Council, are using applied behavioural science methodologies to develop and trial a real-world intervention intended to increase the number of people who use pedestrian crossings correctly.

Nicola’s week two workshop – titled How to make your campaigns more meaningful and memorable by applying Behavioural Insights – is also now available to watch on Festival catch-up.

Elsewhere this week
The week’s second keynote – presented by Richard Owen, CEO of Agilysis – will be published on Thursday at 10am. 

Richard will look at how Covid-19 has impacted on road safety, as well as discussing the implications going forward.

Meanwhile the week’s live session takes place on Tuesday at 2pm and is titled: ‘Connected & Autonomous Vehicles – what are the road safety challenges?’.

The panellists are: 

  • Dr Huw Davies, assistant professor, Institute for Future Transport and Cities, Coventry University
  • Michael Talbot, head of strategy, Zenzic (on secondment from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV))
  • Ruth Anderson MCIHT, data and digital lead, IHub Future Mobility Team, Innovation & Research, Oxfordshire County Council

A limited number of places still remain available for this session. Click here to register.

The full four-week programme is published on the Festival website. For more information contact either Edward Seaman or Nick Rawlings by email, or alternatively on 01379 650112.



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