Main Conference Programme

Day 2 - Wednesday, 28 November 2019

08:30 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Session 3: The Future of Transportation: Connected Vehicles in Smart Cities

Connectivity will play a major role in smart cities and smart transportation. All vehicles will be able to communicate with the environment directly. This calls for more technology advancements in V2V and V2I connectivity. This session will explore these latest technologies and how well the government and service providers are working towards achieving the same.

09:10 The Role of 5G in the New Age World

  • 5G Cloud Connection-Putting it ALL Together
  • Faster Big Data and Network Sharing for Smooth Flow of Information
  • 5G as an enabler for UAE to achieve faster adaptation of autonomous transportation comparatively

09:50 Intelligent Mobility: Stepping Stones to CASE Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric

Speaker

Dr. John McCarthy

Dr. John McCarthy

Global Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)
Arup

 

 

New transport choices and technologies are now becoming mainstream. It is important to consider how the introduction of new these technologies represents a unique chance for Governments and Cities to change how we use our road network. The integration of physical and digital infrastructure in order to provide new services to the travelling public is key.

10:30 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 Collaborate to Innovate: Surviving the Tsunami of Disruptive Technologies

Speaker

Alan Whaley

Alan Whaley

Chairman
AMENA (Automotive Association of the Middle East and North Africa)

 

 

  • Identifying our position in the value chain
  • Collaborating with key partners from government to make the vision and reality and success
  • Innovation and diversity is key to achieving success

11:40 The Future of Automotive in a Smart Cities World

Speaker

Dr. Anvita Arora

Dr. Anvita Arora

Program Director - Transport and Urban Infrastructures
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center

 

 

  • Current challenges and opportunities facing the automotive industry
  • What should be the approach of car manufacturers towards electric, connected and autonomous technology
  • How can we accelerate smart cities

12:20 Interactive Panel Discussion: How are Cities Becoming Icons for Countries in the Era of Industrial 4.0

Interactive Panel Discussion: How are Cities Becoming Icons for Countries in the Era of Industrial 4.0

13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break

Session 2: Road to Autonomy: How Far Have We Reached?

UAE stands amongst the top 10 for AV readiness index 2019, which indicates the readiness of the country and also its people in terms of acceptance to usage of autonomous cars. This session would look at how prepared the country is for autonomous transportation and highlight on some ground work already in place by the respective government authorities

14:00 Roadmap to Autonomy-What? Where? When? At What Cost?

Speaker

Peter Striekwold

Peter Striekwold

Strategic Advisor to the Director
Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW)

 

 

  • How the future in UAE look like
  • Legal liability obstacles on the road to autonomous vehicles
  • Has the liability in accidents by driverless cars worked upon?

14:30 Most Likely Applications of Autonomy and the Implications of Changes for Users

Speaker

Raed Kadri

Raed Kadri

Director - Automotive Technology and Mobility Innovation
Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicles Innovation Network (AVIN)

 

 

  • Autonomy a shared mobility
  • Scope of autonomy in heavy vehicles industry
  • What can lead to speeding up the transition in the AV industry?

15:00 Making Safer AVs

Speaker

Reija Viinanen

Reija Viinanen

Director - Aurora Collaboration Mobility Management and ITS Services
Finnish Transport Agency

 

 

  • How can you ensure that your Autonomous Cars are safe?
  • Who is responsible for defining the safety rules in AVs
  • Can there be a standard safety platform for AV cars worldwide?

15:30 Closing Panel Discussion: How Would Our Roads Look in 2030?

Closing Panel Discussion: How Would Our Roads Look in 2030?

16:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of the Conference

Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of the Conference