Thursday September 26th, 2019

8:00 am

Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Comments

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Keynote Address

An Open, Transparent, Industry-Driven Approach to AV Safety

Jack Weast, Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel and VP of Autonomous Vehicle Standards at Mobileye, Intel/Mobileye

At Intel and Mobileye, saving lives drives us. But in the world of automated driving, we believe safety is not merely an impact of AD, but the bedrock on which we all build this industry. And so we proposed Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS), a formal model to define safe driving and what rules an automated vehicle, independent of brand or policy, should abide to always keep its passengers safe. We intend this open, non-proprietary model to drive cross-industry discussion; let’s come together as an industry and use RSS as a starting point to clarify safety today, to enable the autonomous tomorrow.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Imminent Impact – Preparing for the AV Future

Jim Barbaresso, National Practice Leader at Intelligent Transportation Systems and Senior Vice President at HNTB Corp.

No one's really sure when fully-automated vehicles will dominate the streets, but there's no doubt they're coming. That's why the work public agencies and private sector companies do to plan and collaborate today is critical to a successful roll out tomorrow. In this presentation, Jim Barbaresso, national intelligent transportation systems practice leader and senior vice president and Fellow for HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm, will discuss the vital three-phased approach necessary for delivery of an automated vehicle future that maximizes roadway benefits and minimizes the time needed to realize them.

10:00 - 10:30 pm

Keynote Address

Where are Self Driving Cars Taking Us?

Richard Ezike, Mobility and Equity Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists

This presentation strives to answer how AVs can help mitigate an inequitable transportation system and put the principles defined in the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) policy brief “Maximizing the Benefits of Self-Driving Vehicles” into practice. UCS and Fehr & Peers modeled several future scenarios of the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Our analysis provides important insights on how to leverage AV technology—along with vehicle electrification, pooled rides, and high-quality mass transit—to achieve a more efficient, equitable, and clean transportation system.

10:30 - 11:00 am

Networking Break with Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Track 1: Urban Design

New Approaches to Urban Pathways

Jack Robbins, Principal & Director of Urban Design, FXCollaborative Architects

FXCollaborative's Public Square concept is a plug-and-play system of interlocking, unitized squares that provides a platform for a wide variety of treatments and uses. Crucially, it can promote a steady evolution of streetscapes as cities adapt to autonomous vehicles.

Reclaiming the Public Realm

Gerry Tierney, Co-Director P+W Mobility Lab / Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

Examining the potential positive opportunities that a shared electric and connected AV world could create, its impact on the public realm, and some of the ways to realize those positive outcomes.

Shifting Gears: Urban Design for Autonomous Vehicles

Alykhan Mohamed, Urban Planner, Sasaki

A brief overview of the physical and spatial opportunities for AV technology, along with key decision points and criteria for designers, planners, and city leaders to consider.

How Will AVs Impact Cities' Real Estate and Land Use?

Justin Thompson, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Justin will discuss how AVs and other forms of mobility translate to less need for parking space, freeing up room for new development and more productive uses of land. According to one recent calculation, Los Angeles currently has roughly 186 million parking spaces, accounting for 200 square miles of land – AVs could allow substantial portions of that land to be reallocated for uses that more directly address the evolving needs of the region. Justin will also discuss some of the more disruptive aspects of AVs on real estate development and how development is pivoting and evolving in response, including the construction of multi-level parking garages that can be converted to retail when less parking space is needed, and how property owners may see values increase as the two-car garage becomes obsolete, freeing up square footage for living space.


Track 2: Liability & Risk

Whose Liability Is It Anyway?

Gail Gottehrer, Technology Lawyer & Founder, Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC

Addressing some of the numerous liability questions surrounding autonomous vehicles which are of concern to stakeholders. In the absence of federal law on this subject, guidance from NHTSA that leaves questions of liability to state governments, and the wide variety of state AV laws, there is tremendous uncertainty around potential liabilities for these vehicles, which has the potential to inhibit innovation.

Regulation and risk allocation for autonomous vehicles: Lessons from Boeing 737 Max

Tod Northman, Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
Emmanuel Sanders, Associate Attorney, Tucker Ellis LLP

The fast-paced discussion will draw from the 737 Max experience, Tucker Ellis attorneys’ experience in other industries, and their thinking about the technical operations of autonomous vehicles. The pair will sketch their vision for the future of AV litigation and suggest how industry participants should approach federal, state and local regulation.

Sharing the Risk

Jeffrey Richardson, Senior Attorney, Miller Canfield

Will provide an overview of key contractual provisions and risk allocation between OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, sub-suppliers, non-traditional suppliers, upfitters, ADS system integrators, and ADS service Providers when providing ADS systems, ADS components, and ADS services; legal responsibility and certification related duties under the Vehicle Safety Act; and an overview of the theories of liability and defect types provide the necessary context to appreciate the risk allocation amongst supply chain participants.


12:00 – 1:00 pm

Networking Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:00-2:00 pm

Mobility Services Session

Cities Reimagined: Impacts of the Driverless Car and Ride Sharing

Joseph Brancato, Vice Chairman, Gensler

With the fast arrival of driverless cars and abundance of ridesharing services, there will be dramatic changes in the built environment. Reduced vehicle ownership will not only reshape the urban landscape, but provide a tremendous opportunity to give the streets back to the people and enrich the human experience. In this session, hear how architects, planners, and developers will play a vital role in creating the cities of tomorrow.

From Pilot to Public Roads: Advancing Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Habib Shamskhou, President, Advanced Mobility Group

This talk will focus on a number of subtopics that have emerged over the course of the last 5 years in co-founding a world premiere Connected and Autonomous Vehicle proving grounds now empowered by America Automobile Association (AAA).

Simulating Success: Using Data to Get New Mobility Services Right

Bestmile (Presenter To Be Announced)

This presentation will demonstrate how to use data to predict demand for shared, on-demand mobility services that get the right vehicle to the right user at the right time, successfully moving more people with fewer vehicles. It will show how it is possible to design and test services in advance of deployment that will meet business and passenger expectations, controlling and defining performance metrics such as passenger ride time and wait times, and vehicle positioning and utilization and battery life (for electric vehicles).

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Track 1: Smart Cities

Creating a safe, sustainable & accessible smart city of the future

Edward Bernardon, Vice President, Strategic Automotive Initiatives, Siemens

Through a mutual pursuit to lead the future vision of infrastructure, connectivity, traveler experience, & safety; Siemens, Bentley Systems, and The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile joined forces into a world leading partnership to realize a safe, sustainable & accessible smart city of the future. Ed will speak about this project and how it will revolutionize the transportation industry.

Intelligent Transit for the IT City, Nashville

Paul Doherty, President and CEO, The Digit Group

Taking a look at how Nashville, Tennessee, became the first city in the world to begin the implementation of an Autonomous Public Transportation system through a unique convergence that involves the U.S. Government, the Chinese Government, the State of Tennessee, the Metro Council of Davidson County/Nashville, the Mayor's Office of Nashville, the Nashville MTA, Nashville Public Works, Nashville Airport, the Opryland Resort, Amazon and The Digit Group.

Building a Live, Connected Mobility Ecosystem

John Verboncoeur, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) has built a substantial ecosystem for developing the next generation of mobility that encompasses Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS), smart infrastructure and mobility management, and the societal aspects of mobility.

The Future of Mobility Must Be a Connected One

Rudy Salo, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

There’s a perception that once driverless cars are on our streets, a “driverless utopia” will happen almost automatically: a reduction of deaths caused by auto accidents, the declining need for parking garages close to city centers, the ability to relax in your car on the way to work and the maximum utilization of vehicles that normally sit idle 95% of the day. But none of those benefits will occur unless driverless cars become “connected” cars and our society continues to adopt, adapt and pay for disruptive technology and infrastructure, such as driverless car-only lanes, roads and highways.

Track 2: Data Privacy & Security

The Missing Link in Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Chris Heiser, Co-founder & CEO, Renovo

Today’s autonomous vehicles generate massive quantities of data from the cameras, LiDARs, and other sensors that keep them operating safely (one autonomous vehicle creates 4 to 5 TBs of data per hour). This talk will explore the data generation capabilities of autonomous vehicles, as well as how this data can be managed and used that best serves companies and the general public.

Securing Autonomous Vehicles

Roi Mit, Chief Marketing Officer, Regulus Cyber

Roi Mit explores the security requirements for safe satellite based navigation for driverless technology – cyber defense for sensors, anti-interference, anti-jamming, anti-spoofing systems that exist and best practices that should be implemented. He delves into recent technological developments that creates new threats and highlights the rapid growth of real-world attacks happening across these multiple sectors and is expected to further grow as GNSS-dependent systems become more connected and autonomous.

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Track 1: Regulation, Certification, & Simulation

Use of Aeronautical Certification Methods to Make Autonomous Vehicle Software Safe

Amine Smires, Director, Product Management, CS Communications & Systems North America

The challenges related to the certification of advanced embedded automotive systems software are immense a few years before partially or fully autonomous vehicles enter service. CS Canada is involved in various R&D projects to help make tomorrow's autonomous vehicles safe for humans, as it has been doing for 18 years now on aircraft.

Challenging Automated Driving in Virtual Environments

Intakhab Khan, Managing Director and Founder, Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI) GmbH

Safety concerns and high cost for conventional road testing of automated driving functions are major challenges for the development of autonomous vehicles (AV). This leads to a strong demand for virtual validation tools. Automotive Artificial Intelligence GmbH is pursuing the development a simulation platform with his team for testing and challenging the boundaries of automated driving software.

Simulation at Scale: Virtual Testing for a Physical World

Chad Partridge, CEO, Metamoto Inc.

Simulation allows autonomous systems to undergo a necessarily robust stress test before they hit physical roads. A meticulously crafted, virtual approximation of the built environment and massively scalable simulations serve as the foundation for verifying and validating AVs, offering a safe path to deploying driverless technology in the unpredictable and dynamic flows of the physical world.

Track 2: Emerging AV Technology

Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of Supply Chain & Logistics

Richard Demato, Chief Operating Officer, GoodOps

This presentation/discussion focuses on the adoption of autonomous vehicles in top global supply chains, and the critical decision points, action items and open questions for companies looking to leverage this disruptive technology. Key insights will be shared from our landscape analysis and a detailed case study as well.

Automating Specialty Vehicles for Hazardous Environments: A Look at the Opportunities, Challenges, and Technology

Andrew Boushie, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Ainstein

Industrial vehicles, a market estimated to be valued at 29.77 Billion by 2021, represent a largely untapped market for self-driving applications. Attendees will learn about the opportunities to automate specialty industrial vehicles, the challenges associated with them, and the ideal solutions to increase both safety and revenues.

Moving the Needle: Perception 2.0

Aravind Ratnam, VP of Product Management, AEye

The advent of intelligent, LiDAR-based perception systems for autonomous vehicles brings new opportunities and new challenges. In this session, AEye’s VP of Automotive Business Development, Jim Robnette, will discuss the advent of AI-enabled smart sensors and their role in speeding perception by bringing intelligence down the stack.

4:30-5:30 pm

Improving the Dialog: Workshop and Report Outs

Two groups will look at how to improve development and dialog of the new mobility ecosystem, bringing together the transportation and built environment communities for better vehicle autonomy, connectivity, electrification, & mobility services.

  • Track 1: Built Environment Needs

  • Track 2: Vehicle Industry Needs

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Closing Networking Reception with Exhibitors

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