In November, the local Vue Cinema welcomed the Insurance Institute of Bolton's showcase learning and development session of the year, titled 'A Glimpse into the future', hosted by Martin Ashfield.
Three leading industry speakers were invited to present on their respective areas of -- electric cars, autonomous vehicles and connected homes -- together demonstrating the cutting edge of technology in homes and cars, present and future.
Karen Ashton, three times national champion in the prestigious Vehicle Damage Assessor of the Year competition, and a trainer on hybrid and electric vehicles, began with a talk on fuels, power sources and hybrid vehicles. This was followed by David Williams, technical director for Axa Insurance, who shared some of his experiences of autonomous vehicle strategy and consortium work with the Williams F1 team and Jaguar Land Rover. Finally, Chris Woodward of Clarke Infinity, turned matters to smart homes, home cinemas, automation and entertainment systems.
After the talks, panel discussion brought all three presenters together for questions and discussion about what the future of automation holds.
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