12-14 March 2017
Grosvenor House, Dubai, UAE

Autonomous Vehicles Workshop: Sunday, 12 March 2017

Autonomous vehicles are no longer a dream or a concept of the future; they are right around the corner of becoming our reality and most common form of transport. This workshop will delve deeper into questions we need to be prepared to answer as our transport network rapidly develops and changes before us.
  • The technology – the technology is there but how far can it be taken
    - What is realistic and what is still to futuristic?
    - Connecting the public and private space?
  • Adoption models – especially in light of Dubai’s target of 25% of journey by 2030
    - What modes – i.e. do these include the metro (and, if so, is the 25% target ambitious enough?)
    - What use cases?
    - How ready is the transport network infrastructure?
    - Full or partial autonomy?
    - Timeframe?
  • Safety – especially in light of recent accidents involving autonomous vehicles
    - What’s the safety dividend from the move to autonomous vehicles?
    - Where will it come from?
    - How quickly can this be achieved?
    - What, if any, are the new safety risks – and how to mitigate?
  • User acceptance and legalities – in light of the push from government and the readiness of the technology
    - How ready is the public to accept these new forms of transport?
    - What are the regional barriers to adopting and autonomous and multi-modal transport network?

Akin Adamson

Director Middle East

Paul Copping

Chief Innovation Officer
Digital Greenwich

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am - 11:00 am Welcome remarks and session 1

11:00 am - 11:30 am Refreshments break

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Session 2

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch break

2:30 pm - 11:59 pm End of workshop

The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.