A one day conference on how insurers can adapt to highly automated vehicle technologies and the growth of mobility-as-a-service

London 1 February


IAV 18 Preliminary Programme

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Registration and coffee


Opening Session

How the UN is paving the way for vehicle automation – update on WP 29 activities around vehicle regulations and amendments to the Vienna Convention

Francois Guichard
UN Secretary Vehicle Active Safety- Focal Point ITS/Automated Driving, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19 – creating the right insurance framework for CAVs in the United Kingdom

Matthew Eglinton
Senior Policy Advisor, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV), Department for Transport

Automated vehicles and the real world – experiences from four years of development and road testing within the DriveMe project

Anders Eugensson
Director of Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Corporation

Driverless cars - the future of road transport and the implications for insurance

David Williams
Technical Director, AXA Insurance


Coffee break


Lunch break


Legal and Liability Issues Surrounding Autonomous Vehicles and Insurance

Driverless cars and motor insurance law

Dr. Matthew Channon
Lecturer, Exeter Law School, University of Exeter

CAVs and CAV nots: legal issues arising from ADAS and autonomous vehicles

Lucy McCormick
Barrister, Henderson Chambers

An industry transformed? How the UK’s motor insurers can rise to the regulatory and commercial challenges posed by vehicle automation

Ben Howarth
Senior Policy Adviser, Motor and Liability, Association of British Insurers


Coffee break


Panel Discussion: How can the auto insurance value chain (insurance companies, reinsurers, technology and service providers) meet the disruption resulting from driverless cars and the growth of mobility-as-a-service - remaining relevant and profitable

Moderator: Thomas Hallauer, PTOLEMUS Consulting Group

  • How to mitigate for what could be dramatic reduction in accident frequency, cost of future accidents and total losses?
  • How will the growth of MaaS disrupt the automobile insurance market as more and more consumers switch to alternative mobility approaches that emphasise on-demand and car-sharing fleets rather than personal vehicle ownership?
  • Will OEMs get into the insurance business? As new exposures associated with the autonomous driving decisions made by their products demands broader liability coverage will OEM’s relationship with the vehicle owner, along with control over robust new driving data, give them new competitive advantages?

Gwénaël Moy, General Manager – Insurance, BlaBlaCar

James Rakow, Partner Actuarial and Advanced Analytics, Deloitte

Ian Sweeney, General Manager of Mobility, Trov Inc.

David Williams, Technical Director, AXA Insurance


Networking drinks