Iain Forbes is the head of the UK Government's Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, a policy unit based jointly in the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Centre aims to help ensure that the UK remains a world leader in developing and testing connected and autonomous vehicles.
Prior to joining CCAV Iain worked in No10 as a Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, covering issues including transport and the devolved administrations. He has previously worked in both the Department for Transport and the Home Office, advising on innovation, science and technology, security policy and environmental strategy.
CCAV is a DfT organisation tasked with driving transport innovation in the UK.
Iain will offer insight into the latest research projects, looking at how connected and autonomous vehicles will make road transport safer and more accessible to all and how the fleet sector will need to adapt in order to thrive in a connected future.