On Friday 14th September TRI’s Professor Wafaa Saleh chaired a one-day workshop on autonomous vehicles, organised by herself and other TRI staff. The workshop was attended by colleagues from a number of academic universities, road organisations and private sector organisations from the UK, Japan, and Sweden. Research topics included the impact of autonomous vehicles on the road network, society and on traffic control. Research and empirical investigations were shared and debated.
Also key to the seminar was Dr Akito Higatani, a visiting Post Doctoral Research Fellow from Hanshin Expressway, in Japan who is currently working with Professor Saleh at TRI. Dr Higatani contributed to both the organisation of the workshop and the debate on the impact of autonomous vehicles. He also welcomed a number of his colleagues from Hanshin Expressway at the workshop