Industry/Media Days at Washington Auto Show, Jan. 24-25: MobilityTalks International

Industry/Media Days at Washington Auto Show, Jan. 24-25: MobilityTalks International

In keeping with the widespread interest in autonomous and connected vehicles, the 2017 Washington Auto Show will host a pre-show symposium, MobilityTalks International. The event, on Tuesday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 25, will address the challenge of meeting government regulatory best practices in new mobility while allowing innovation to flourish.

The program will include a full-day peer-to-peer exchange with multiple breakout sessions in cybersecurity, legal liability & insurance, spectrum sharing, standards cooperation, human-machine interface and smart cities. It will be followed by a networking reception and a Capitol Hill forum. Geared toward those working in government, industry and media, MobilityTalks International will also feature the Interactive Mobility Experience Ride & Drive at RFK Stadium, with vehicles furnished by the U.S. Department of Transportation and several OEMs.

Among those addressing the gathering are leaders from government and industry, including enterprises and major manufacturers:

« U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), co-chair of the Senate Smart Transportation Caucus, who will offer welcoming remarks;

« Ian Yarnold, who leads the International Vehicle Standards Division of the United Kingdomês Department for Transport;

« Doug Patton, executive vice president of engineering and chief technical officer of Denso International America and president-elect of SAE International;

« John Maddox, CEO of the American Center for Mobility, an Ann Arbor-based center for research and testing of automated vehicle technologies;

« Dan Galves, Senior VP and chief communications officer of Mobileye, which is mapping driver assistance and automated technologies;

« Sascha Simon, founder and CEO of Driversiti, an award-winning startup organization charting a mobile safety platform;

« Matthew Eggers, executive director for cybersecurity policy in the U.S. Chamber of Commerceês National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department;

« Jack Pokrzywa, SAEês manager of ground vehicle standards global program;

« Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington, DC-based think tank promoting innovation in transportation policy; and

« Brad Miller, director of legal and regulatory affairs at NADA

Joe White, transportation editor, Reuters, will be the moderator for the Wednesday Capitol Hill panel.

The Washington Auto Show, known as the –public policy show” on the auto industry circuit, will be open to the public from Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5.

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