MobilityTalks International

The premier conference in the world for autonomous vehicle policy discussions.

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The MobilityTalks International® conference gathers government policy makers from around the world to exchange ideas on best practices related to the development and regulation of connected and autonomous vehicles. The theme for MobilityTalks 2020 is “Smart Cities and Urban Mobility.” The fifth annual conference, organized and sponsored by The Washington Auto Show, will take place January 22 and 23, 2020. Stay tuned for more information!

To see a list of last year’s programming, click here to view the 2019 MobilityTalks Program Guide.

Tentative Schedule — January 22, 2020

 

8:00 a.m. MobilityTalks International Breakfast Sponsored by CTIA
8:30 a.m.

Audi , VDOT, Qualcomm Announcement 

Audi of America, Virginia Department of Transportation and Qualcomm announce collaboration aiming to enhance road safety with the potential to dramatically lower fatalities exceeding 36,000 people per year on U.S. roadways.

  • Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Robert Cary, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Anupam Malhotra, Director for Connected Vehicles and Data, Audi of America
  • Jim Misener, Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead for Qualcomm
  • Michael Mollenhauer, Director of the Center for Technology Implementation, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
9:00 a.m.

International Plenary Panel Sessions

  • Ms. Leslie J. Allen, Shift Magazine and Mobility Editor, Automotive News (Moderator)
  • Ms. Jane Doherty, Director for International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Protection in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Ms. Anne Marie Idrac, France High Representative for Autonomous Vehicles, former French Minister of Transportation, and former French Minister of Trade (France)
  • Mr. Guido Zielke, Head of Department, Road Traffic and Transport Directorate-General (Germany)
  • Mr. Richard Damm, Chairman of the UNECE working group for autonomous driving (Germany)
  • Mr. Gzim Ocakoglu, First Counsellor, Mobility and Transport, at EU Delegation to the US
  • Mr. Eiichiro Oishi, Assistant Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan)

Lawmakers from around the world will share the latest trends in connected and autonomous vehicle policymaking and cast their vision for the future of transportation. Anticipated representatives from the United States and the Republic of Korea are unconfirmed, but anticipated to attend!

10:30 a.m.

Fireside Chat feat. Ms. Gretchen Effgen, VP of Global Partnerships, Aptiv (other Industry Partners to be announced)

The focus on self-driving technology should always be about developing technology that gets the safest cars on the road. As exciting as the prospect of a car that drives itself is, there are two separate introductions to the consumer market. The first being robotaxis, driven in limited, well-defined, urban, geo-fenced areas, and the second being personal ownership, able to drive anywhere, in any condition. In both introductions, it’s important that Congress and the technology providers are working closely to define what constitutes as the right and wrong way for deploying this technology for consumer safety, urban planning and overall adoption. This fireside chat will take a closer look at the pending AV bill, and what core rules and regulations are crucial to driving a safer future. 

11:00 a.m.

“Smart Cities and the Future of Mobility”

  • Mr. Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters (Moderator)
  • Mr. Jeff Marootian, Director, DDOT
  • Hon. William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh
  • Ms. Jordan Davis, Director, SmartCities Columbus Partnership
  • Mr. William Baver, Vice President, NTT DATA
11:30 a.m.

Plenary Panel Discussion from the Partnership for Autonomous Vehicle Education (PAVE)

  • Mr. Mark Rosekind, Chief Policy Officer, Zoox (Moderator)
  • Mr. Eric Danko, Head of Federal Affairs, Cruise
  • Mr. Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy
  • Mr. Kent Keyser, Public Policy Fellow, United Spinal

Additional panel details to be confirmed soon!

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Session in Conjunction with SAE International®

“Disruption in Dealerships: A Roundtable Conversation”

Dealerships are now facing a myriad of factors that are impacting the vehicle transaction experience. From technology advancements to services and from purchasing options to MaaS, this roundtable conversation will discuss new business models, technology challenges, the potential role of OEMs and the needed evolution of dealerships to enhance, educate and ultimately improve the vehicle transaction experience.

  • Ms. Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, AutoTrader (Moderator)
  • Dr. John Campbell, Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent
  • Mr. Bill Cariss, Vice President, Holman Automotive
  • Mr. Glenn Mercer, Owner, GM Automotive
  • Mr. Anthony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet

2:00 –

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session #1 in conjunction with Consumer Reports

“Clean and Safe Transportation for All?”

A panel of distinguished representatives from the private and public spheres will tackle questions about the future of transportation as they speak about the roles consumers, industry, and governmental policy will play in electrification, infrastructure, micromobility, and shared mobility and how these decisions will shape the future of new mobility. 

  • Ms. Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
  • Mr. David Friedman, Vice President of Advocacy, Consumer Reports
  • Ms. Adriane Jaynes, Energy Programs and Clean Cities Coordinator, Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition
  • Mr. Jim Kliesch, Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
  • Ms. Jennifer Stockburger, Director of Operations, Auto Test Center, Consumer Reports
  • Mr. Ryan J. Westrom, Head of Mobility Engagement – East Coast/City Solutions, Ford Mobility

Breakout Session #2 in conjunction with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 

“U.S. – China Automotive Relations and Their Global Implications”

China and the United States are the two largest automotive markets, have significant industry investments and greatly influence the automotive industry. Considering the current diplomatic environment, this panel will explore risks and opportunities associated with U.S. – China trade relations, automotive market dynamics, and the corresponding global implications.

  • Ms. Carla Bailo, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research (Moderator)
  • Mr. Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
  • Ms. Mary Lovely, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Mr. Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation

3:15 –

4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session #3 in conjunction with Wiley Rein LLP

“Getting a Jumpstart on Vehicle Privacy”

As connected vehicle innovations race forward, issues surrounding consumer data and privacy are also coming emerging. Panelists will discuss automotive data privacy topics including: 

– What types of data will be collected by connected and autonomous vehicles?  – How can companies and consumers ensure this data is used appropriately and protected from security breaches?  – How can consumer privacy concerns and expectations best be addressed? Is there a role for government in this arena? 

  • Ms. Katy Milner Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP (Moderator)
  • Ms. Hilary M. Cain, Director, Technology & Innovation Policy, Toyota
  • Mr. Harry Lightsey, Hawksbill Advisors 
  • Mr. Greg Scott, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access
  • Mr. Jeffrey Stefan, Varnum LLP

Breakout Session #4 in conjunction with American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

“Preparing Drivers to use Advanced Technology: Whose Responsibility Is It?”

Returning again in 2020, AAMVA is proud to produce a panel featuring the heads of state DOTs and DMVS who will discuss how connected and autonomous cars will affect regulation and legislation across the country.  Additional information on panel details to be confirmed soon!

  • Mr. Ian Grossman, Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA (Moderator)
  • Ms. Jill Ingrassia, Executive Director Advocacy & Communications, AAA
  • Ms. Kelly Nantel, Vice President, Communications & Advocacy, National Safety Council
  • Ms. April Sanborn, Driver and Autonomous Vehicle Programs Manager – Management Services and Programs Division, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

 

 


 

INDUSTRY MEDIA DAY AT THE WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW

 

Tentative Schedule — January 23, 2020

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Washington Auto Show Media Breakfast, Sponsored by Toyota and the Washington Automotive Press Association
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The Washington Auto Show’s Annual Government Keynote Address by Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy
9:05 a.m. – 9:30  a.m.

“What’s Coming Next in Mobility” Panel

2020 is here and where are all the autonomous vehicles everyone was a mixture of excited and apprehensive about? Overly optimistic AV timeline predictions by OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and deep-pocketed tech companies proved largely false, but one thing is clear: the auto industry is changing quickly. Change comes in every direction and behind much of this greater mobility transformation are startup companies pushing larger, industry heavyweights to consider new solutions and technologies to keep up with the times. These companies may offer myriad technologies and services, yet they all compete for the attention of the large industry players. This panel discussion will offer perspectives from startups in the mobility space on how they approach getting their technologies in front of OEMs and other major players, while continuing to develop and mature their solutions to remain on the cutting edge.

  • Ms. Leslie Allen, Mobility Editor, Automotive News (Moderator)
  • Mr. John Pratt, Senior Sales Director, Upstream Security
  • Mr. Alex Thibault, Vice President & General Manager, Vulog North America
  • Mr. John Xin, CEO, Lunewave
9:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

5GAA Presentation feat. Ford Motor Company

Our mobility eco-system – vehicles, public transit, scooters, bikes, infrastructure, and ultimately AV’s – are becoming increasingly connected. With the advent of 5G, what are the best technologies to get us to an inter-connected, seamless, and more efficient transportation system in the future?

  • Ms. Desi Ujkachevic, Global Director for Auto Safety, Ford Motor Company
9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel Presented by Advanced Energy Economy

Companies have begun to realize the benefits that come along with transitioning high mileage fleets to all-electric vehicles, including lower maintenance and fueling costs. Recently, major companies have announced efforts to electrify fleets from local delivery fleets to ride-hailing services, and cities from Los Angeles to New York City have begun transitioning their transit bus fleets. This panel will offer insight from key players in the fleet electrification space on key trends, challenges, and motivating factors for fleets to electrify.

  • Mr. Matt Stanberry, Managing Director, Advanced Energy Economy (Moderator)
  • Mr. Jim Bruce, SVP and Chief Energy Policy Officer, Global Public Affairs, UPS
  • Mr. Corey Ershow, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft
  • Mr. Colin Murchie, Senior Director, Business Development, EVgo
10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel Presented by CTIA

  • Ms. Jackie McCarthy, Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, CTIA (Moderator)
  • Mr. David Liu, Manager, Regulatory Safety Affairs, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Services, Inc.
10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Toyota Press Announcement
11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m Ford Motor Company Press Announcement
11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Honda and Acura Press Announcement
12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Maserati Press Announcement
12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by U.S. News & World Report
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address by Eric Meyhofer, Head of Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), Uber
1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Address and Q&A from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

U.S. News Best Cars for the Money Awards Presentation

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2020 Green Car Awards

Luxury Green Car of the Year

Green Car Technology of the Year

2:55 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. DriveSafe DC Award Presented by the National Road Safety Foundation

3:45 p.m. –

5:00 p.m.

SAE Government & Industry Meeting Plenary Session

5:00 p.m. –

8:00 p.m.

Washington Auto Show 2020 Sneak Peek Preview Reception Sponsored by Hargrove, NADA & U.S. News & World Report

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS FOR 2020 INCLUDE:

Craig Allen,
President, U.S. China Business Council

Leslie J. Allen,
Shift Magazine and Mobility Editor, Automotive News

Carla Bailo,
President and CEO, Center for Automotive Research

William Baver,
Vice President, NTT DATA Services

Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy, Qualcomm Incorporated

Jim Bruce, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Policy Officer

Hilary M. Cain, Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, Toyota

Clean and Safe Transportation for All?: A Panel from Consumer Reports

Dr. John L. Campbell, Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent

William J. Cariss, President and CEO, Holman Strategic Ventures

Robert Cary, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Department of Transportation

Kimberly Castro, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute

Richard Damm, Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles Chairman, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Eric Danko, Head of Federal Affairs, Cruise

Jordan Davis, Director, SmartCities Columbus Partnership

Robbie Diamond, President and CEO, Securing America’s Future Energy

Jane Doherty, Director, International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Protection in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Gretchen Effgen, Vice President of Global Partnerships, Aptiv

Corey Ershow, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft

Anthony Frangiosa, President and CEO, InstallerNet

David Friedman, Vice President of Advocacy, Consumer Reports

Ian Grossman,Vice President, Member Services & Public Affairs, AAMVA

Anne Marie Idrac, France High Representative for Autonomous Vehicles, former French Minister of Transportation, and former French Minister of Trade

Jill Ingrassia, Executive Director Advocacy & Communications, AAA

Adriane Jaynes, Alternative Fuels Program Manager, Tulsa Region and Indian Nation’s Council of Governments

Kent Keyser, Public Policy Fellow, United Spinal

Dr. Kyu-ok Kim, Head of Center, Senior Research Fellow

Jim Kliesch, Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager at American Honda Motor Co.

Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, AutoTrader

Harry Lightsey, Principal, Hawksbill Advisors, LLC

David Liu, Manager, Regulatory Safety Affairs, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Anupam Malhotra, Director for Connected Vehicles and Data, Audi

Jeff Marootian, Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation

Mark Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy

Glenn Mercer, Owner, GM Automotive

Eric Meyhofer, Head of Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), Uber

Bradley Miller, Senior Counsel, Digital Affairs, National Automobile Dealers Association

Katy Milner Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Jim Misener, Senior Director, Product Management and the Global C-V2X Ecosystem Lead, Qualcomm

Dr. Michael Mollenhauer, Director of the Center for Technology Implementation, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Kelly Nantel, Vice President, Communications & Advocacy, National Safety Council

Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation

Gzim Ocakoglu, First Counsellor, Mobility and Transport, at EU Delegation to the US

Eiichiro Oishi, Assistant Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Jamie Page Deaton, Executive Editor, U.S. News Best Cars Team

William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

John Pratt, Senior Sales Director, Upstream Security

Tony Rediger, Site Developer at EVgo

Dr. Mark Rosekind, Chief Safety Innovation Officer, Zoox

April Sanborn, Driver and Autonomous Vehicle Programs Manager – Management Services and Programs Division, Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Greg Scott, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access

Jim Sharifi, Managing Editor, U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars Team

Jeffrey M. Stefan II, Counsel, Varnum Law

Jennifer Stockburger, Head of  Operations, Consumer Reports

Alex Thibault, Vice President and General Manager for North America, Vulog

Desi Ujkachevic, Global Director for Auto Safety, Ford Motor Company

Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters

John Vincent, Senior Reporter, U.S. News Best Cars Team

John Xin, Co-Founder and CEO, Lunewave

Ryan Westrom, Head of Mobility Engagement for the East Coast, Ford 

Guido Zielke, Director General of Road Traffic and Transport, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure



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