Plenary session

Plenary Talk 1: Challenges Facing ADAS and CAV from a Validation Perspective.

Monday (13th August 2018), 14.00-14.30, Room 409

 Future consumers will increasingly demand automated driving functions. Validating these functions by current methods is complex and costly, and probably unrealistic for SAE level 4 or 5 systems. This presentation explains the test and validation problems presented by automation, and explores how they might be overcome by alternative approaches.

Chris Reeves Horiba Mira SFS resize

Mr. Chris Reeves is the Head of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Technologies at HORIBA MIRA Ltd. His focus is in the field of intelligent and connected vehicles and intelligent mobility and a recognised international ‘thought leader’ in CAV technologies. He has extensive experience in sensors, embedded electronics, communications and the test and validation of CAV and related technologies. His is a highly experienced technical manager with a proven record of developing and delivering high technology solutions to the automotive, defence, security and telecommunications sectors, working for HORIBA MIRA Ltd, QinetiQ Ltd and BT Group plc.

Plenary Talk 2: Industry 4.0 – Engineering the Future Mobility System.

Monday (13th August 2018), 14.30-15.00, Room 409


Prof. Neville Jackson has been with Ricardo for thirty-six years and was appointed as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer in 2009. He is responsible for the future vision for transport & energy technologies at Ricardo and the associated roadmaps and research agenda to deliver this vision. A visiting Professor at the University of Brighton since 2007, he also serves as Vice Chair of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and a member of the Advisory Board for the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI). He is also Chair of the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group. He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the US SAE and has produced over 140 technical papers, keynote presentations or invited lectures in the US, Europe and the Far East.