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Driverless Futures, Utopia or Dystopia? at London Transport Museum

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Time 16:00
Date 20/04/17
Price £12

Take part in a panel debate exploring the potential risks or rewards of a driverless world.

Hear from the experts and help inform future investigations. From hopes; accessible and affordable vehicles, less stress, less pollution and safer streets? To fears; job losses, streets and cities filled with intimidating machines and isolated people?

CHAIR: Professor Dale Harrow
RCA Dean of the School of Design and Acting Head of Vehicle Design, Professor Dale Harrow is an international opinion former, commentator and media persona on design and automotive car industry. Also an award-winning designer, academic leader and researcher.

HOST: Sam Mullins
The long-standing Director of London Transport Museum, a historian and transport expert. Sam will be welcoming you to the event and sharing his views on the ever-changing effect different means of transport have on London’s streets and environment.


Iain Macbeth
TfL Automotive & Intelligent Mobility Programme Manager, Iain Macbeth, will be sharing his experience as a senior manager within Transport for London's Directorate for Transport Innovation, defining policy and strategy on Connected & Automated Vehicles.

Rama Gheerawo

As Director of the HHCD, the RCA Reader in Inclusive Design and Visiting Professor at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Rama Gheerawo will be sharing his focus on people-centred and socially inclusive design.
Chris Williamson
Partner at Weston Williamson and well respected registered architect, with years of experience in infrastructure, Chris Williamson will be inputting his ideas on how a Driverless Future might effect urban design and city masterplanning.
Dr. Tom Pey
As CEO of RSBC, Exec Chair of Wayfindr and an expert on accessibility, having chaired major public bodies and enquiries into accessibility in various transport modes, Dr Tom Pey will be focusing on the social implications of autonomous vehicles, in particular how they will affect people with particular accessibility barriers.