Introduction

Sarah Sharples is Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport and Professor of Human Factors in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. She has led research in transport, manufacturing and healthcare, and currently leads the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) Connected Everything Network Plus.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

 

About the event

In this Turing Lecture, Professor Sarah Sharples (Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport) will discuss the interface between policy and science for self-driving vehicles, and highlight 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?

Please note that registration for this event is managed by the Royal Institution and tickets to attend this event in-person start from £10. An access fund is available for anyone who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please contact [email protected] to enquire.

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This series of Turing Lectures is organised in collaboration with The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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