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Full line-up confirmed for Automotive Outlook conference

One the industry’s leading experts on future transport issues has completed the line-up for the inaugural industry Automotive Outlook conference.

Richard Cuerden, director of TRL Academy, will join an exclusive list of speakers at the event for senior industry leaders taking place on November 7, in London, ahead of the annual FN50 Dinner.

He has worked in the field of road safety and vehicle engineering research for more than 20 years and leads a diverse portfolio of research and consultancy projects, including the development of connected and autonomous vehicles.

His work also includes developing standards for vehicle tailpipe emissions to improve air quality and public health, as well as managing the collection and analysis of in-depth road collision data for the UK’s Department for Transport.

In 2016, he contributed to the European Union’s eCall type-approval regulation text and published a report for the European Parliament on vehicle safety.

Cuerden is also leading a work programme on behalf of the European Commission to provide recommendations related to the General Safety Regulation and Pedestrian Safety Regulation, to improve European road safety.

The TRL Adademy specialises in “positive market disruption”, challenging the status quo in the transport industry through the delivery of knowledge, innovation, insight and expertise.

The future-focused organisation is part of TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory, which has been instrumental in shaping the future of transport since 1933. TRL has more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries.

Cuerden completes an exceptional panel of thought-leaders at the event, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, which is designed to provide the critical insight automotive leaders need to inform their strategic planning for the future.

Other speakers at the event include:

  • Steve Yianni, ex-chief executive, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Stephen Joseph, chief executive, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Darren Jukes, leader of industry, industrial products & services partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Hannah Pickstone, head of research, Sewells Research & Insight

The automotive industry is facing an unprecedented series of challenges in the coming years and in these uncertain times, insight is everything.

The gathering of expert speakers will review the biggest trends facing the fleet sector, from the impact of Brexit negotiations to the challenges and opportunities brought by a consumer and fleet shift to new fuel choices.

They will also assess how changing transport policies in cities will affect consumer and business travel choices, as well as briefing on whether travellers are ready to embrace the shift towards intelligent mobility.

As the Automotive Outlook conference takes place prior to the annual FN50 Dinner in the evening, it offers guests enhanced networking opportunities on one day and all under one roof.

Chris Lester, event director, said: “We have carefully selected speakers with a keen understanding of market developments to ensure key learnings from the event will directly enhance strategic boardroom discussions.”

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