Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Clair Hall
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • David Williams, Technical Director, AXA Insurance

The future of Mobility and the implications for insurance

Driverless cars have been making the headlines for some time now and we are moving ever closer to these being commonplace on our roads!

This new technology will undoubtedly have significant implications on everyone. To find out how the insurance industry is working with government and others in this important area, we are delighted to welcome David Williams, Technical Director at AXA Insurance to talk to us about this far reaching subject.

David is leading AXA's work on connected and autonomous vehicles and is involved in 5 government backed consortia as well as chairing the ABI's autonomous driving group (ADIG) . During this free one hour CPD event, David will look at the work being undertaken by these groups and discuss the wider work being carried out by Thatcham.

This seminar will also address the proposed Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill and the wider implications of European restrictions and opportunities. David will also consider the potential impact on insurance risks and products in a future of connected and autonomous vehicles and speculate as to how quickly we will see these vehicles on UK roads - including the use of driverless commercial vehicles by the haulage industry.

Online booking
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Please note that this event is scheduled to start promptly at 6.00pm and light refreshments will be served from 5.30pm onwards.

Learning objectives
By the end of this event, delegates will:

  • have gained an understanding of some of the government backed consortia and why AXA and other insurers are involved in these

  • have seen how the UK Insurance industry is responding and the workings of the ABI ADIG

  • understand details of the government’s work with regard to making Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) a reality for the UK

  • be aware of possible timelines for the various stages of driver assistance systems moving through to fully autonomous driving

  • have discussed possible impacts of CAVs on the current insurance market, including changes to Motor and Public/Products Liability

  • have considered the implications of the Uber crash

Getting there
There is plenty of free on-site parking at Clair Hall and Haywards Heath Station is just a few minutes' walk away.

About our speaker
David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance; roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, Managing Director Claims and Managing Director Underwriting.

David leads AXA’s work on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, including work with 5 Government backed consortia (including Venturer, UK Autodrive and Flourish). He sits on the Association of British Insurers GIC and is Chair of the Autonomous Driving Group. He also Chairs RISCAuthority, the CII Underwriting Faculty, is a Board Member of the Fire Protection Association, and is a Non-Executive Director of AXA Assistance UK.

David is very active in lobbying the government, particularly with regard to problems with claims farming and compensation culture, and he won the 2018 Insurance Post Award for Social Media Influencer of the year (@AXADavidW).

  • Perrymount Road
  • Haywards Heath
  • RH16 3DN
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