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Autonomous cars: Who's in control ?

Lecture

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Hammersmith Evening Lecture: Come and find out what autonomous vehicles will be capable of. (1 hr CPD)

Date and Time

19 September 2017 - 19:15-21:30

Location

London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - London local network.


About this event

This talk will give an overview of what we can expect to see in the coming decades from our transport network. The presentation will answer questions such as: What will our vehicles be capable of? Will we really be able to get around seamlessly without interacting with the car? What are the challenges and the solutions that the engineering community need to address in the coming years? The talk will address what needs to be done to answer these questions by looking at the development of our cars and the transport system itself. The talk will provide an insight into the technical, political and societal challenges that face us.

About the speaker

Philippa Oldham CEng MIMechE is Head of transport and manufacturing at the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). She is a Chartered Engineer with a background working within the defence, aerospace and automotive sectors. She joined the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in May 2011 as their Head of Transport and Manufacturing. Her role is to act as a voice on behalf of their 115,000 international members. 
    
Her work helps raise the profile of engineers developing safe and efficient transport systems with less congestion and emissions, whilst creating wealth and employment. She is involved with publishing policy statements and reports on topics including Autonomous and Driverless Cars, Life Cycle Analysis, Manufacturing a successful economy, Multi-modal freight, Intelligent Transport, Integrated Transport and Energy options for our transport modes.

Programme

Evening lecture: 19:15 for 19:30 start

Continuing Professional Development

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