Prof. Nick Reed has worked at the cutting edge of transportation research for more than fifteen years. From early studies using driving simulators to examine driver behaviour, he has since been instrumental in connected and automated vehicle projects in the UK to the value of more than £50m, including leadership of the GATEway project in Greenwich and the creation of London's Smart Mobility Living Lab. Nick has since founded Reed Mobility – an independent expert consultancy on future mobility topics working across the public, private and academic sectors including projects for the European Commission, DfT, TfL, BSI and RSSB.
Dr Chris Harper
Research Fellow in Robotics Safety & Control
Bristol Robotics Laboratory
Dr Chris Harper is a Research Fellow in Robotics Safety & Control at Bristol Robotics Laboratory, researching methods and technologies for safety assurance of autonomous systems, machine learning and AI. For over 20 years Chris has worked in both industry and academia as a safety assurance specialist with experience in system/software hazard and safety analysis, safety cases and safety management, and has also been involved in development of international industry safety standards for robotics. His research interests include assurance methods, high integrity design, safety validation, and safety arguments/cases of autonomous systems. He has recently been working on the CCAV-funded R&D projects ROBOPILOT (autonomous parcel delivery) and CAV Forth (autonomous bus service).
Dr Siddartha Khastgir
Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles, WMG
University of Warwick
Head of Safety Assurance
Camilla is Head of Automated Transport at TRL and is focused on ensuring both the safe deployment of automated vehicles and ensuring safety during trials and testing. Camilla is technically leading the remote operation and safety assurance work packages for project Endeavour as well as providing safety assurance for a number of automated vehicle trials in the UK, including the UK’s first real-world HGV platooning trial.
Camilla has over 20 years’ experience in risk assessment, risk management and the development and implementation of control strategies and cost-effective solutions. She has a full understanding of safety management systems and workplace transport and has worked as an expert witness in this field. Camilla is keen to bring this proactive approach to road safety and ensure automated vehicles realise the projected safety benefits.