Exciting Disruptors

Exciting Disruptors is launched!

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On Wednesday 8 November, we hosted the Exciting Disruptors launch event in London. Speakers from Bosch UK, Peter Brett Associates, the Homes and Communities Agency, Easymile and Mills & Reeve explored how autonomous vehicles are set to challenge and influence our approach to infrastructure planning, real estate investment, placemaking and how we plan new settlements and urban extensions.

The event posed some thought-provoking questions, issues raised included how and, more importantly, if we will continue to own cars, whether autonomous vehicles will ease congestion and pollution, road safety, data and cyber protection, and public acceptance of driverless vehicles.

Beverley Firth, head of real estate at Mills & Reeve, said: “It was fascinating to hear the ’big thinking’ that is already happening in the industry and the event highlighted the need for a cohesive, joined-up approach to the questions that were raised.

We've heard the panels views and now we want to put some of the issues raised to you to hear your thoughts. Please read the discussions below and leave your comments! 

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Vincenzo Maggio questioned whether the emergence of autonomous vehicles, will see the disappearance of "boy racers" and "petrol heads" or will popularity for track days, where we can be let lose to drive as fast as we like, increase?

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Beverley Firth challenged if AVs dominate our transport options, and opportunities for employment as a driver come to an end, what will take the place of those opportunities?

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Scott Witchalls, Partner at Peter Brett Associates, an independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists and economists that are working at the cutting edge of infrastructure planning, posed the question of whether autonomous vehicles would solve the problems of safety, congestion and pollution and how we should or could embrace emerging technologies to influence design.  “We currently design around our love of cars but our economy is changing and the next generation are becoming less...

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