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Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - Evaluation and Testing for Safe Operation


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Can Autonomous Vehicles Really Be Safe

Date and Time

08 February 2018 - 18:30-21:00


Coventry, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the UK - W.Mids:Coventry&Warks local network.

About this event

Speaker: Prof. Paul Jennings, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick.

Prof. Jennings leads WMG's multidisciplinary Intelligent Vehicles research activity, which draws in capability from across the department including Complex Electrical Systems, Communications, Experiential Engineering, Cyber Security, Modelling and Simulation, Visualisation and Business and Operations.

Paul is the lead academic for the '3xD Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles', a £3.2m facility funded by EPSRC which is the world's first immersive, simulated environment for smart and connected vehicles which includes emulation of wireless communications and the ability to drive in any vehicle. Current related research projects which Paul leads for WMG include INTACT, UKCITE, RACeD and VVIL.


T&C at 6:30pm for the lecture at 7:00pm, light networking buffet afterwards.

Reasons to attend

Since the presentation to the IET about a self driving vehicle by TRW Conekt in Solihull some ten years ago there have been significant changes in the technology. However there have been incidents where the automatic control of the vehicle has failed causing accidents, some fatal.

How does one test these vehicles to ensure maximum safety? This presentation outlines the current state of the art for ensuring safety to passengers, pedestrians, etc.

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Registration information

Registration not essential but please register to help with refreshment planning.


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