CIHT's CAV Ready Roads will provide attendees with knowledge on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, covering issues such as safety, legal issues, maintenance and the latest on real world trials. 
This afternoon event will provide the latest insight from experts who are involved with preparing the roads of the future.

The current draft programme is below, all the speakers are confirmed:


14:00 - 14:10

Tea/Coffee and Registration – for participants


14:10 - 14:15


Objectives of the day

Dr Susan Sharland

CIHT Technology and Innovation panel


14:15 – 14.35

  • What is connected?
  • What is autonomous?
  • What are barriers?
  • What are the safety issues?

Kate Carpenter, CIHT Road Safety Panel


14:35 – 14:55

Highway maintenance and CAV

Stelios Rodoulis, CIHT Technology and Innovation Panel

14.55 – 15:15

The legal implications of autonomous vehicles

Brian Wong

Burges Salmon

15:15 – 15:35

A2/M2 Connected Corridor


Anthony Ferguson, Deputy Director, Traffic & Technology, Department for Transport


15:35 – 16:20

Three parallel workshops – implementing CAV ready roads – issues to consider

Cultural change/behavioural issues – what they feel a highway authority needs to for stages of automation.

Engineering issues



16:20 – 16:30

Summary of workshops and concluding points

Dr Susan Sharland,

CIHT Technology and Innovation panel


CAV Ready Roads - latest programme

We are able to offer competitive delegate rates.  CIHT members and public sector at a cost of £47.50 + VAT (£57.00). All other attendee categories at a cost of £95.00 + VAT vat (£114.00).  There are no further discounts for CIHT members.

For those public sector employees who are not CIHT members, in order to obtain your discounted rate, please enter the following special offer code when booking:


We can keep costs down by only offering web based delegate registration. Please note that CIHT is not able to invoice - payment is only either by credit or debit card only.  Please book your place online.

Sue Sharland

Sue Sharland is a former President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.Sue has been a Fellow of CIHT since 2001, joined Council in 2007 and was a trustee from 2008 until 2017.  She initially served on the Transport Policy Board and she was appointe d Chair in 2008. She then chaired the Membership and Skills Strategy Board from 2010  to 2014.Sue’s theme for the year was Intelligent Transport in a Connected World. This looked at the opportunity to improve transport and mobility with technology and innovation. It spanned transport infrastructure, planning, vehicles and, importantly, society’s changing requirements and expectations, driven by access to smart technology and new business models.  Sue is currently a Non-Executive Director/ Trustee for a number of organisations, including the Transport Systems Catapult, the Vehicle Certification Agency of the Department for Transport and the Road Safety Foundation. She is the former Chief Executive of both TRL Limited and the Transport Research Foundation, positions she held from 2001 - 2013. Sue started her career as a mathematical modeller, working in a number of fields including waste management and corrosion of metals.

Anthony Ferguson, Deputy Director in the Department for Transport

Anthony Ferguson is a Deputy Director in the Department for Transport and has been in charge of the Traffic & Technology team in the Department since 2015. This role includes leading on the development of technology to manage road networks, for example as DfT sponsor of a multi partner £15m connected corridor pilot on the A2/M2 that is also part of a cross-border collaboration with France, Holland and Belgium. A career civil servant in DfT and its many other incarnations, his previous role before taking on the traffic team was managing bus and taxi policy. Before that, Anthony managed the Crossrail hybrid Bill which provided the legal powers for that major piece of transport investment in (and under) London. Other roles have included development of government policy on expansion of airports in the South East for the 2003 White Paper and helping to create the Greater London Authority before the first Mayoral elections in 2000.

Brian Wong, Burges Salmon, Legal Director – Transport

Brian is a legal director specialising in transport and public law.  He advises on a range of matters in the transport sector (in particular, road, rail, ports and integrated transport issues), public law and judicial review, regulatory issues, contractual issues relating to the supply of goods and services and competition issues.  He co-ordinates Burges Salmon’s Transport Technology and Intelligent Mobility team dealing with the emerging issues arising from the likes of driverless cars, electric vehicles and charging, drones, mobility as a service and more.  This includes in particular Burges Salmon’s consortia role as legal advisers to the multi-million pound VENTURER, FLOURISH, CAPRI and Robopilot driverless car projects funded by Innovate UK.


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Member £57
Standard £114

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