The Turing Lectures: Where next for self-driving vehicles?
Tuesday 27 September 2022
In this Turing Lecture hosted by Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor Sarah Sharples (Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport) discussed the interface between policy and science for self-driving vehicles and highlighted some of the challenges and opportunities that we face in this area.
Automation has been present within our transport system for years, but we are now entering an age of autonomy where the nature of transport is rapidly evolving. As we continue on our path towards self-driving vehicles, what is the role for science and how do we take research into the world of policy and legislation at pace? How can we make sure that self-driving vehicles are good for individuals, for society, and for the economy?
The event took place at the The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, with over 140 in-person attendees and a further 530 attending online.