Cars are gradually acquiring more advanced driver assistance features, which provide the basic building blocks of an autonomous vehicle. Whether the process is traced back to the first anti-lock braking system (made by Dunlop for the British Jensen FF in 1966) or the first adaptive cruise control (fitted to the Jaguar XK8 in 1999), the story is one of constructing autonomy one feature at a time. Today, we have cars that can accelerate, brake, steer and park by themselves, so how far are we along the road to a fully autonomous vehicle?
Being in the vanguard of the biggest transport revolution for over 100 years is a huge opportunity for the UK & Dutch economies. The benefits will be felt by the consumer (safer, easier, and more productive journeys), car manufacturers (the CAV pioneers will increase their market share), and a host of associated industries from electronics to suppliers of traffic management systems. Consequently, the Department for International trade, ITS (UK), Connekt (ITS Netherlands) organise an Anglo-Dutch seminar on connected and autonomous vehicles.
The seminar will take place at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Netherlands and it will consist of two parts; seminar with a wide variety of speakers from the industry and networking drinks. The event is a continuation to the connected vehicles meeting organised by ITS (UK), Connekt and the Dutch Embassy in London in May.
Thursday 23 November, 2017 | 11.00 – 16.30 |
Residence British Ambassador to the Netherlands,
Plein 1813, 1, The Hague, Netherlands
20170522 Report on Anglo-Dutch Seminar 18 May
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