GGD #78 CAV and Safety hosted by Scott Logic

CAV is Connected Autonomous Vehicles and is seen alongside electric and hydrogen (and others such as fuel cell) as the future of the transport network.
It is already here in large parts with robotic systems in warehouses, lorry convoys, the tesla semi-autonomous cars and now with the Heathrow pod fully autonomous systems and a new semi-autonomous bus system being supported to run in Scotland next year.

Serrie will do a talk looking at how the Safety Standard ISO26262 helps ensure that these are safe. She will also be discussing all the extra considerations required when we look at moving from driver driven systems to fully autonomous. How do people view them, what is the ‘drive’ towards them, what is the tipping point to push them forward? Let’s discuss the ethics, the practicalities, the implications both good and bad.

It’s not just engineering as it’s about future technology, Jobs, AI, Cybersecurity, Safety and real-life perceptions of this rapidly increasing technology. She would like this to be not just a presentation but a discussion. You don’t have to be an engineer, you could be interested in the Socio-economic side, the understanding of what the future could be, so a discussion as much as a presentation where you can all feed in. She doesn’t expect to know all the answers so feel like you are feeding into the next generation of transport, everyone can have a voice.

Serrie Chapman
Serrie has worked in engineering since 2000, working in Infineon firstly on Verification of Automotive semiconductors, then into Requirements management, product management, MBSE (Model Based Systems engineering) on the rail electrification and now is working on the CAVforth project with Fusion Processing to bring the first semi-autonomous large bus system into Scotland.
She has been one of the organisers of Bristol Girl Geek Dinners for a few years and also a co-founder of Women’s Tech Hub trying to help companies improve their diversity in Tech and support women aiming to move into Tech.
She was also told as a teenager that engineering wasn’t for her by her school and later retrained into it as a mature student doing a computing for embedded systems degree at UWE .. and she loves being an engineer .. so there you go .. apparently its all about problem solving which she loves.

As always, we welcome men to our group, but to keep our audience predominantly female, we ask that all men are accompanied by a woman (just add a +1 on when you sign up)


Thursday 17th October 2019 – 6.30/7  – 9pm

Doors open at 18:30 talk start around 7pm


This meetup is kindly sponsored by Scott Logic who are supporters Diversity in Tech and a member of Women’s Tech Hub.

25 Kings Street, Bristol

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