MobilityTalks International

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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 fifth annual conference, organized and sponsored by The Washington D.C. Auto Show, will take place April 3 through April 4, 2019, both on Capitol Hill and at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.


Avery Ash
Head of Autonomous Mobility, INRIX

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Shailen Bhatt President and CEO, ITS America
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T. Donna Chen
Department of Engineering Systems & Environment, University of Virginia

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Anne Ferro
President, AAMVA

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Anthony Foxx
Chief Policy Officer, Lyft

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Jill Ingrassia Government Relations and Traffic Safety Advocacy, AAA
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Heidi King
Deputy Administrator, NHTSA

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Rebecca Lindland

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Wanjing Ma
Professor & Vice Dean of College of Transportation Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, P. R. China

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Jeff Marootian
Interim Director, DC DOT

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Christine Nizer
Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration

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Lori Pepper
Senior Federal Policy Specialist, Honda

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Alex Perdikis
Founder & Owner, InRide

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Suzie Reineke Brand Manager, Reineke Family Dealerships View Bio

Kevin Ro Director – Product Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Toyota
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Bernard Soriano Deputy Director, California DMV View Bio

Kay Stepper
Center for Automotive Research

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Kevin Tynan Global Director of Automotive Research, Bloomberg View Bio

Peter Welch

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Morning Plenary Session
International presentations from 7 nations regarding the state of AV policy making in their countries.
US Federal Government Proceeding
More details to be announced soon.
Plenary Lunch
Produced in conjunction with SAE International and the National Auto Dealers Association
2:00pm – 4:30pm
The Future of Connectivity: 5G or DSRC?
Breakout Session A, produced in conjunction with The Eno Center for Transportation
2:00pm – 4:30pm
The Future of MoD and MaaS Business Models
Breakout Session B, produced in conjunction with ITS America

Jason Stein, Moderator
Publisher, Automotive News

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Jan Hellåker
Program Director, Drive Sweden

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Terunao Kawai
Director, Institute for Automated and Connected Vehicle Standardization, Japan

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Su-sang Kim
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

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Shidong Cheng
Director, Urban Transport Center of the Comprehensive Transport Research Institute

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United Kingdom


USA (Expected speaker from NHTSA)

Please check back often – new speakers and breakout sessions will be announced soon!

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“Through this forum, lawmakers, automakers and corporate leaders can address the complexities and challenges that the future will bring in the automotive industry.”

-Muriel Bowser
Mayor, District of Columbia

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  • AAMVA – American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • AASHTO – American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • ARTBA – American Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Autos2050 conference, a project of the Auto Alliance
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Eno Center for Transportation
  • Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
  • GSA – General Services Administration
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • NGV America – Natural Gas Vehicles for America
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer Sales Meeting
  • POLITICO’s Driverless Cars Conference
  • SAE International – Society of Automobile Engineers

Autos2050 April 2, 2019 Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Autos2050℠ showcases breakthrough moments in how we think about transportation – the best and brightest of 2019 and beyond. Set squarely within the epicenter of federal activity on public policy, Autos2050℠ will offer perspectives by thought leaders and policy experts on the future of driving.

SAE Government/Industry Meeting
April 3 – April 5, 2019 Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting unites government policy and regulatory makers with auto industry representatives to discuss the effect of government action and regulations for safety, emission control, and energy conservation on future vehicle design.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

John O’Donnell, Executive Producer
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Joe Koch, Asst. Producer
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Bob Storin, VP of Marketing & Sponsorships
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Bob Yoffe, Yoffe Exposition Services
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