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Automated and autonomous vehicles: overcoming engineering challenges for future mobility...60 seconds with Brian Smith at AVL

Brian Smith, AVL

About the Automated and Autonomous Vehicles: Overcoming Engineering Challenges for Future Mobility, 20 June 2019, Nuneaton.
About the Automated and Autonomous Vehicles: Overcoming Engineering Challenges for Future Mobility, 20 June 2019, Nuneaton.

Ahead of the upcoming seminar on autonomous vehicle technologies, we caught up with Brian Smith at AVL to understand more about the challenges involved in autonomous vehicle development.

Q: Please can you briefly explain your role and involvement with autonomous technologies.

Brian Smith (BS): ADAS Technical Specialist at AVL UK, a leading global engineering and technology company specialising in the development, simulation and testing of propulsion systems.

Q: What is the number one challenge for those working in today’s current market?

BS: Delivering robust solutions to satisfy the rapidly evolving demands of legislators and consumers.

Q: What is the most exciting development in this field at the moment, either within your company or in the industry in general?

BS: The many opportunities offered by the careful use of data, in defining consumer needs, developing technical solutions and verifying system performance

Q: Where do you see the future of these assets in the next 5 – 10 years?

BS: I expect we will see targeted deployment of Automated Vehicles beginning to demonstrate tangible benefits in specific areas of our transport infrastructure.

Q: What can attend expect from your presentation at this year’s seminar?

BS: An insight into some of AVL’s experiences in developing and delivering Automated Driving systems into production vehicles.

Q: What other topics are you looking forward to hearing about and discussing at the upcoming seminar?

BS: I’m interested to see the opinions and approaches of different companies and institutions to the challenges that face us all.

Q: Why do you feel it is important for all engineers and professionals to join the conference in Nuneaton?

BS: The industry is debating and adapting quickly to define our Future Mobility needs and solutions, and this is a great opportunity to get involved in the discussion.

Automated and autonomous vehicles: overcoming engineering challenges for future mobility takes place on 20 June 2019 at the MIRA Technology Institute, Nuneaton.

This seminar will provide attendees with an update on the latest technology and developments while helping them understand the opportunities, issues and risks associated with this technology. Take away best practice from thought leaders and engineers in industry that will enable your organisation to develop safe, robust systems.

Ranging from the legal, regulatory and technological developments through to testing and validation of autonomous systems, gain valuable insights into the end to end development of autonomous systems from those at the forefront of the industry, including:

  • Volvo Trucks
  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory
  • Connected Places Catapult

For more information and to register, please visit


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