Navigating the Road Ahead to Autonomous Vehicle Implementation
Advancements in remote sensors, mapping, and connectivity are revolutionizing transportation. Autonomous vehicles provide incredible benefits to the transportation system, such as reduced congestion and emissions, and the possibility of completely eliminating traffic deaths. The importance of autonomous vehicles is not just significant in and of itself, but also to the degree in which these vehicles catalyze a greater transformation of urban mobility and our aging infrastructure.
Essential policy revisions are long past-due and our infrastructure requires extensive reconstruction. What do regulators and city planners need from OEMs to benefit from autonomous vehicles? What do OEMs need from them to propel autonomous vehicles from the test phase to mass commercialization? The underlying tech is working, however, as a society we are not yet prepared.
Infocast’s Driverless Cities will address the above issues and more via two, cutting-edge, content-rich events:
The Summit (October 27 & 28, 2016) will highlight the latest activities of regulators, modern designs for smart city planning, cutting-edge tech and applications for connectivity, and paradigms for allocating funding. The Summit will also feature early adopters for urban mobility, and will be an essential opportunity for OEMs, startups, solutions providers, suppliers, insurance providers, and investors to track the adoption timeline as well as target market growth opportunities surrounding autonomous vehicles.
The Pre-Summit Briefing: New Players + New Partners in the Automotive Industry (October 26, 2016) will offer an in-depth examination of collaborative efforts, new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and the tech ecosystems surrounding autonomous vehicles, urban mobility, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
2016's Featured Speakers
Vice President Government and External Affairs
Group Manager, ADAS Business Development
Director of Transportation Policy
US Director of Business Development
Senior Manager, Marketing and Sales Readiness
CONTRA COSTA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
John T. Krzeszewski
Cybersecurity Engineering Technical Manager
DELPHI ELECTRONICS & SAFETY – SHARED SERVICES
Global Head of Automotive Sales and Marketing
Senior Business Development Manager
April L. Sanborn
Driver Programs Manager
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, NEVADA
Director, Security Portfolio
Automotive Practice Leader
Vice President, Operations - Parking and Transportation Mobility Solutions, North America, West
XEROX STATE & LOCAL SOLUTIONS
Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Traffic Systems
Director of Smart City Business Development
- 4Dialog AB
- Autodesk, Inc.
- BMW Group
- Contra Costa Transportation Authority
- Department of Motor Vehicles, Nevada
- Karamba Security
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
- Mobileye Inc.
- NEXT Future Transportation, Inc.
- NXP Semiconductors
- Pangea Motors, LLC
- Peloton Technology, Inc.
- Queensland University of Technology
- Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)
- SRI International
- UC Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC)
- Velodyne LiDAR, Inc.
- Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
- Wind River
- Xerox State & Local Solutions
New Survey Finds that 75% of U.S. Drivers Are Excited about Driverless Cars
Date: Oct. 17, 2016
We have to admit that we are developing a slight case of whiplash from watching recent surveys of opinions about autonomous cars. Some surveys report that very few drivers are attracted to self-driving cars, while others report just the opposite. Perhaps opinions are varied because drivers don’t yet understand what self-driving cars really are and what they can do.Read More
Four Unexpected Ways Self-Driving Cars Will Change the World
Date: Oct. 17, 2016
“Here is What the Future Looks Like in a World of Self-Driving Cars,” an article that Venky Ganesan wrote for AlleyWatch.com on October 7, is a real eye-opener. Ganesan points out four major ways that the world will change if self-driving cars become commonplace.Read More
Nevada Issues America’s First Quadriplegic Driver’s License
Date: Oct. 11, 2016 –
Sam Schmidt, a professional driver, lost the ability to control his arms and legs following an accident in a race. But he will now be able to drive on public roads again, thanks to a special quadriplegic driver’s license that was issued to him by the state of Nevada.
New Kelley Blue Book Survey Finds Most Americans Have Reservations about Self-Driving Cars
Date: Oct. 11, 2016 –
Kelley Blue Book and the market research firm Vital Findings recently asked more than 2,200 Americans between the ages of 12 and 64 what they thought about self-driving cars.Read More
Is George Hotz’s $1,000 Self-Driving Car Kit for Real?
Date: Oct. 4, 2016
If a 26-year-old entrepreneur named George Hotz has his way, it will soon be possible to buy a $1,000 kit on Amazon Prime that will convert your car into an autonomous self-driver. How soon? By the end of the year.
Teaching Self-Driving Cars to be “Polite”
Date: Oct.4, 2016
Steering, accelerating, braking, parking and avoiding collisions are all abilities that self-driving cars are learning. But now something else has been added to the list of what autonomous cars are supposed to be. They are supposed to have good road etiquette and be “polite.”Read More
Self-Driving Cars Edge Out Brad and Angelina on the Nightly News
Date: Sept. 27, 2016
Two big news stories broke on September 20, 2016. The first was that the DOT had issued a new policy about self-driving cars. The second was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were getting divorced. Which story got more coverage? The story about autonomous cars, at least on the news outlets that I monitor. Apparently they are even sexier than Brad and Angie.Read More
Quick View: Inside The Department of Transportation’s Automated Vehicles Policy
Date: Sept. 21, 2016
The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, released on September 21 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is a 116-page document that has the potential to shape the cars we own, the roads we drive on, competition in the automotive industry, and lots more.Read More
Inside Arpa-E’s $30 Million NEXTCAR Program
Date: Sept. 19, 2016
What kind of automotive projects are being funded by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency for Energy (Arpa-E)? If you scroll through a list of the projects, you’ll see that most of them have to do with the development of new automotive fuels and batteries.Read More
There Once Was a Van that Swallowed a Drone….
Date: Sept. 19, 2016
Tapping the Power of Combined Technologies
Companies that combine two cutting-edge technologies are discovering some surprising benefits and possibilities.Read More