Duncan Kay

Duncan Kay

Duncan works in the International Vehicle Standards Division within the UK government’s Department for Transport, where he is the Head of Vehicle Engineering overseeing four teams of engineers working on vehicle type approval legislation at both national and international level. He was the main author of the Department’s 2015 review of regulations for driverless cars and other automated vehicle technologies, and the first version of the Code of Practice for testing of driverless vehicles on UK public roads published later that year. He has since led the UK Government’s involvement in negotiating the United Nations Regulation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems and his work at the Department includes overseeing development of the UK government’s policies on safety assurance for automated vehicle technologies. Duncan is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He started his career at Ford Motor Company where he spent 16 years in Research and Development at Dunton Technical Centre. He is passionate about making road transport cleaner, safer and more sustainable.

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  • Company
    Department for Transport, United Kingdom
  • Profession
    Head of Vehicle Engineering
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