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Autonomous vehicle interactions in the urban street environment, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 02 March 2020
  • 18:00 - 20:45
Autonomous vehicle interactions in the urban street environment, London

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The paper reviews the nature of social interactions in the road and street environment. The main contribution is a discussion of the implications resulting from the prospective operation of autonomous vehicles on four typologies of infrastructure as follows:

  1. segregated networks
  2. motorways and expressways
  3. urban roads and streets
  4. priority routes for human-scale mobility.

Finally, a summary is provided of further research that is needed to understand the implications of the operation of autonomous vehicles on the public road network.


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 Welcome from the Chair
18:35 Main lecture
19:15 Questions and answers session
19:35 Summation from the Chair
19:45 Drinks Reception
20:45 Finish


John Parkin

John Parkin

John Parkin worked for consulting engineers for 14 years before joining academia in 1998. He has been involved in all stages of the promotion of transport schemes including policy formulation, modelling and forecasting, operational analysis and economic appraisal, design and construction, and evaluation. he has experience across all modes of transport and has a particular specialism in cycling.

Current and recent projects include work on the futures of mobility for the Department for Transport; evaluation of the West of England Local Sustainable Transport Fund and Access Fund transport interventions; the Venturer, CAPRI and MultiCAV autonomous vehicle projects; forecasting demand for an on-demand taxi-bus service; Transport Scotland funded work researching side road crossings; and National Institute for Health Research project to establish an Injury Research Centre in Nepal. He has been involved in many cycle traffic related projects, including the development of design standards and guidance, and training of designers in relation to cycling.

Richard Pearson, Chair

Richard Pearson

Richard Pearson (BEng (Hons) CEng FICE MCIHT DMS) has 30 years experience in civil engineering with a transport focus. He has worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors in roles including Director of Highways for the Isle of Man, Business Manager for Atkins London Office, Director of Transportation for Brent and Head of Consultancy at Camden. Part of his role at Camden was to oversee the delivery of the LCN+ for which the Consultancy secured the National Consultancy of the Year award. He also co-wrote the ICE guide to the Highways Act.

He currently enjoys England's south coast as the Highway Design and Road Safety Manager for BCP Council and is responsible for delivering the Council's local improvement and road safety work. Their intervention for young drivers won the national award for best new training scheme in 2016.

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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