Irish CAV Forum Seminar, 26th September 2017

The Irish CAV Forum steering group hosted a seminar in Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre on Tuesday 26th September 2017.

IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, ITS Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, LERO (The Irish Software Research Centre) and Insight (Data Analytics Research Centre) organised this Seminar to bring together stakeholders from across industry, academia, research, transport authorities and support agencies to discuss the topic of connected and autonomous vehicles and help build a CAV value proposition for Ireland. The event was attended by over 70 delegates and provided a networking and information sharing platform.

On behalf of the steering group, John Davis (ITS Ireland) initiated proceedings by presenting a summary report on the findings from the inaugural CAV workshop which was held on 13th June 2017. A copy of the summary report is available [Irish CAV Forum Summary Report]. This was followed by a session on collaboration and funding opportunities. Michael Murphy (Enterprise Ireland) provided an overview of H2020 SME & FTI programmes [ SME Presentation] followed by Siobhan Roche (Science Foundation Ireland) who provided a detailed briefing on Irish research funding [CAV Workshop]. The session concluded with a presentation from Joe Gibbs (LERO) who provided information on an SFI Rolling Spoke funding opportunity relating to research into blended automation [BAV Spoke Overview for CAV Workshop]. The final session provided delegates with an overview of recent CAV developments and case studies. Yulung Tang (Arralis) provided an informative presentation on Automotive Radar Systems [Arralis Radar] followed by Lee Street (AECOM) who provided an overview of the UK CAPRI project which, amongst other objectives, seeks to identify how CAV impacts on the overall transport network [Capri ITS Ireland]. Professor Noel O’Connor (Insight) provided an overview of two ongoing H2020 projects (VI-DAS – Vision-Inspired Driver Assistance and Cloud-LSVA – Large Scale Video Analytics) which are researching the benefits of applying visual analytics in the CAV arena [Insight CAV].
The concluding presentation was provided by Dr John McCarthy (Arup) who posed the question “Are we asking the right question?” [ACES CityWest].