PACTS’ conference will focus on driverless cars

12.00 | 7 August 2014 | | 2 comments

PACTS’ annual autumn conference will focus on driverless cars and give delegates hands-on experience of the new technology behind autonomous vehicles.

The event will take be held in Berkshire at Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ safety body, on 22 October.

The conference coincides with the Government’s review of regulations for driverless cars and the Transport Select Committee inquiry, Motoring of the Future. It will be chaired by professor Pete Thomas from Loughborough University.

Speakers will address the legal, insurance and technical issues surrounding driverless cars. A range of outdoor and indoor displays will include the chance to drive Thatcham’s range of cars fitted with autonomous emergency braking and other advance driver assistance systems. Organisations wanting to exhibit new technology or promote their expertise should contact PACTS to get involved.

More details about the event will be posted regularly on PACTS’ website



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    Great. I can get totally drunk and the car will take me home. The kids can ‘drive’ themselves to school. No need anymore for expensive driving lessons or tests. No more waiting around at cold and windy bus stops, as my car will take me door to door. No need for insurance as these cars will not hit anything(!). No more speeding tickets as they will only drive at the speed limit or be governed to 20mph. But will need more road space to keep up with demand, as millions more can take to the road.

    Terry Hudson, Kent
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    ‘hands-on experience’? A pun surely?

    Hugh Jones, Cheshire
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