December 10 & 11, 2019
Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Vienna, Austria

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This stream is two full days

The timescales for mass autonomous driving remain unclear. What we know is that this is not an ‘if’ scenario, merely a question of when, and in the meantime the question is one of transitioning from ADAS to fully autonomous vehicles. We’ll be exploring legal issues, questions of liability and responsibility, the benefits to society, and some of the possible shocks that could develop.

We will also explore auto industry updates on how autonomous car systems are coming to fruition, based on test and evaluation programs, reviews of pilot projects, lessons learned and plans for larger-scale deployments.

This stream will also explore how mass autonomous vehicle deployment could spell the end for high-speed rail and we’ll be asking if the investment in expensive long-distance rail projects would be better spent on developing ultra-high speed highways for urban and inter-urban platooning, and on-demand underground and surface autonomous vehicle networks.

A theme of this session will be why autonomous cars are trains and why trains cannot compete using 200-year-old technology.

Speakers to date

Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH

engineering group manager - automated driving
Prasant Narula

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Bird & Bird LLP

Philipp Egler

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Connected Places Catapult

principal technologist
Zeyn Saigol

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Duane Morris

partner, transportation and automotive industry team lead
Alex Geisler

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president, Region 1
Thomas Møller Thomsen

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Hogan Lovells

knowledge manager, automotive and mobility industry sector group
Katherine Sheriff

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Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH

senior manager
Michael Lipka

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K&L Gates

Claude-Etienne Armingaud

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Leibniz University Hannover

Hans Steege

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director of strategic alliances and institutional relationships
Pierre Chehwan

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managing director
Frederic Bruneteau

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Reddie & Grose LLP

patent attorney - partner
Paul Loustalan

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Renovo Auto

co-founder and CEO
Chris Heiser

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Ricardo PLC

global domain leader connected and automated vehicles
Tom Jansen

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VP marketing/alliances
Mark Thomas

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Sensible 4

Harri Santamala

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Silicon Austria Labs GmbH

senior scientist
Isabella Hinterleitner

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innovative transportation systems program director
Maud Bernard

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Temple Garden Chambers

Alex Glassbrook

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Transport Canada

crash avoidance research engineer
Eric Meloche

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TÜV Rheinland

director - future mobility solutions
Karl Obermair

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head of global policy, accessibility and underserved communities
Malcom Glenn

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Ubiquity Consulting

managing director
Stéphanie Priou

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University of Exeter

lecturer in Law
Matthew Channon

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Daniel Ruiz

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