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Digital Tech Networking – Autonomous vehicles

15th April 11:00 – 12:15

As the industry transitions to a future of ACES (Automated, Connected, Electrified and Services) technologies, the lines between traditional automotive and tech companies will blur.
To help automotive incumbents and disruptors to collaborate and explore these new areas, SMMT runs a networking event titled Tech Networking. This event provides companies with opportunities to network, raise their profile and hear about innovative ideas that are disrupting the automotive industry.
In order to maximise the chance for members to get the most out of the event, we will be using the REMO platform, giving a more ‘real life’ networking experience.
Are automated vehicles overhyped?
In this panel discussion we’ll explore:
  • How close are we to the introduction of Automated Vehicles?
  • What is likely to drive future consumer adoption of AVs?
  • How decarbonisation and electrification may affect the future of AVs and;
  • Potential opportunities available in the UK for companies looking to get involved.


11:00 SMMT Introduction, Luke Hampton, Senior Supply Chain Manager, SMMT
11:05 Are automated vehicles overhyped?
Chess Stetson, Founder and CEO,
David Price, Technology and Innovation, IDIADA Automotive Technology
Miles Garner, Sales & Marketing Director, RDM Group
David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, SMMT
11:30 – Networking
12:15 – Close
Safety and security
  • The event will not be recorded.
  • Only registered users will be able to access the event.

Register here

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