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.

MORNING PLENARY PANELS

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | East Salon
8:00 – 8:30 am | Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 10:15 am | Welcome, Keynotes, Panel and Q&A

The morning session of MobilityTalks International on Wednesday, April 3, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will provide a forum for government representatives from various nations around the world to present innovative strategies for addressing these challenges. Each nation is invited to present a brief, dynamic and interactive talk on a specific challenge facing their nation or region and how those challenges are being met and over come.

The State of AI Policy

Presented by The Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus
8:35 am | East Salon

The Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus seeks to inform lawmakers on the current state of AI and encourage policies that will boost innovation and economic activity. Members of the AI Caucus will discuss the policy implications of AI integration in connected and autonomous vehicles.

Confirmed Speakers:
Several members of Congress have been invited but due to scheduling concerns none were confirmed at the time of printing.


David Shepardson, Moderator
Washington Bureau Chief,
The Detroit News / Reuters

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John K. Delaney
Presidential Candidate

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A Bipartisan Conversation on Data and Privacy in Connected Vehicles

Presented by the Congressional Privacy Caucus & Future of Privacy Forum
8:55 am | East Salon

Many of the new features that enhance safety and convenience in today’s vehicles are enabled by the collection and sharing of data, putting the topic of privacy in connected cars on the agenda of industry, policymakers, and regulators. Advancing sensible practices will be essential to ensure that the collection and use of this data is responsible, thoughtful, and communicated effectively to consumers. In this session, policy leaders will reflect on the opportunities and the privacy considerations arising from the data in today’s mobility technologies.

Confirmed Speakers:


Lauren Smith, Moderator
Future of Privacy Forum

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

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Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)

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International Perspectives on Regulation & Certification of AVs

Presented by the United Nations Informal Working Group on Validation Methods for Automated Driving (VMAD)
9:15 am | East Salon

Members of the UN working group who oversee the development of international certification standards will discuss their work and its implications for the future of connected and autonomous vehicle policy.

Confirmed Speakers:

Matt Blunt
President,
American Automotive Policy Council

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René Claesen
President,
CIECA

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S. William ‘Bill’ Gouse
Director of Government Programs,
SAE International

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Takao Onoda
General Director,
Japan Automobile Standards Internationalization Center

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Spreading the Word: Building Public Knowledge and Trust of AVs

Presented by Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)
9:35 am | East Salon

Engineering is not the only challenge in deploying highly automated vehicles — to achieve the benefits of AVs, the public must embrace and accept them. Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) aims to engage the public in the conversation about AVs so that everyone can help decide the future of our transportation system. In this panel, members of PAVE discuss the need to spread reliable, factual information about AV technology and the benefits it can bring.

Confirmed Speakers:


Mark Rosekind, Moderator
Former Administrator,
NHTSA

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Sam Anthony
Co-Founder and CTO,
Perceptive Automata

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Lauren Belive
Federal Government Relations Manager,
Lyft

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Anna Maria Chávez
Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer,
National Coalition on Aging

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

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International Presentations

9:55 am – 11:50 am | East Salon (Ground Level of Convention Center)

Autonomous vehicle experts from around the world will give short presentations on the future of mobility, followed by a question and answer session moderated by Jason Stein. Represented countries include Netherlands, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, and South Korea.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jason Stein, Moderator
Publisher,
Automotive News

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

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David Hamson
Deputy Head,
UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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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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Cho Seongwoo
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

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Peter Striekwold
Automated Driving Special Advisor,
Netherlands Vehicle Authority

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Brian Barnard
Director of Governmental Affairs, Policy, and Strategic Planning,
NHTSA

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PLENARY LUNCH:

Communicating the Benefits of Advanced Technologies to New Vehicle Buyers

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | Ballroom C
12:00 noon – 2:00 pm

This luncheon panel, produced in conjunction with SAE International and NADA, will discuss the perception and communication challenges faced by dealerships and manufacturers when they try to communicate the benefits of today’s rapidly evolving technologies (electric drive, safety, autonomy, etc.) to consumers. The discussion will share buyer perspectives and explore solutions to help consumers better understand and value these options. Increased market demand or these technologies can lessen the need for vehicle incentives, improve dealership profitability, ease the compliance burden for OEMS, and ultimately help the auto industry meet societal, environmental, and safety objectives.

Featured Speakers:

Heidi King, Opening Remarks
Administrator,
NHTSA

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Rebecca Lindland
Moderator

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Jill Ingrassia
Government Relations and Traffic Safety Advocacy, AAA

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Suzie Reineke
Brand Manager, Reineke Family Dealerships

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Kevin Ro
Director – Product Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Toyota

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Kay Stepper
Bosch

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Peter Welch
CEO, NADA

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 1A:

The States: Laboratories of AV Innovation & Public Safety

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | Room #101
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

New technology is changing the relationship and need to collaborate between regulators and the industry, – especially as it relates to consumer education. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators is proud to have assembled an all-star panel of leaders from state DMVs, and the dealerships who interface with consumers, to discuss how this collaboration is best carried out.

Featured Speakers:

Anne Ferro, Moderator
President, AAMVA

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Bruce Anderson
President,
Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

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Christine Nizer
Administrator, Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration

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Bernard Soriano
Deputy Director, California DMV

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 1B:

The Future of MoD and MaaS Business Models

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | Room #102
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Everyone agrees that the advent of self-driving cars will require massive amounts of data. But there are many unanswered questions, primarily “Who owns the data?” and “How secure will it be?” The Data Security & Privacy panel at MobilityTalks will tap industry experts to begin formulating answers to these important questions and more.

Featured Speakers:

Shailen Bhatt, Moderator
President and CEO, ITS America

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Leo Fitzsimon
Americas Government Relations Team,
HERE Technologies

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Jeff Marootian
Director, DC DOT

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Alex Perdikis
Founder & Owner, InRide

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Andy York
Executive Director of Federal Affairs,
General Motors

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Afternoon Coffee Break, Sponsored by Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC

3:20 pm – 3:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 2A:

Cities in the Driver’s Seat for AV Deployment

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | Room #101
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

As highly automated vehicles hit public roads, public sector stakeholders are looking to support safe and effective operation of these vehicles and to ensure the benefits of this technology are realized. To date,t eh playbook for how cities and road authorities prepare for these vehicles has been limited. This panel will explore how data, planning and engagement can be used to strategize and optimize AV deployment, as well as show how the public sector can communicate with 21st-century vehicles using 21st -century tools.

Featured Speakers:

Avery Ash
Head of Autonomous Mobility, INRIX

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T. Donna Chen
Department of Engineering Systems & Environment, University of Virginia

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Kevin Webb
Co-Director,
SharedStreets

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David Zipper
Resident Fellow,
German Marshall Fund

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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION 2B:

5G vs. DSRC

Wednesday, April 3
Washington Convention Center | Room #102
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Connected vehicles (CVS) use wireless signals to communicate with other vehicles (V2V) and with infrastructure (V2I) to relay and process important information about speed, trajectory, and roadway conditions. The vehicles can use the information to help avoid crashes, navigate around congestion, and smooth traffic. Eventually, CVs promise to help make automated vehicle technology more efficient and safer. The CV policy debate is how to connect them. This panel will explore whether the technology has reached a point where policymakers can proceed with one over another, if sharing the spectrum, currently reserved for DSRC, between both technologies a viable option, and other issues critical to the debate.

Featured Speakers:

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Rob Puentes
CEO and President, Eno Center for Transportation

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Alice Tornquist
Vice President, Spectrum and Technology Policy
Qualcomm

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Lori Pepper
Senior Federal Policy Specialist, Honda

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MOBILITYTALKS ON THE HILL

Thursday, April 4
HC-5 | Capitol Visitor Center
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm | Registration & Lunch
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Panel Discussion

MobilityTalks International is a forum designed for governments from around the world to exchange ideas on best practices related to the emerging trends in transportation surrounding connected and autonomous vehicles. The changing landscape of transportation presents lawmakers and regulators with unique challenges and opportunities that can be more effectively addressed through partnership and collaboration.

April 4, 2019 brings MobilityTalks International to the beating heart of US lawmaking: Capitol Hill. The fourth year of the imminently successful MobilityTalks on the Hill panel discussion, 2019 promises to present an even more impactful dialogue about the future of connected and autonomous technologies, featuring the leading thinkers, researchers, lawmakers and regulators from around the world. The theme of MobilityTalks in 2019 is “Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in an Automated World”.

Confirmed Speakers:


Kevin Tynan, Moderator
Global Director of Automotive Research,
Bloomberg

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Andrei Greenawalt
Vice President for Public Policy,
Via

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David Hamson
Deputy Head,
UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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Jim Misener
Sr. Director of Technical Standards,
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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Wanjing Ma
Transportation Engineering Professor,
Tongji University

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Andy York
Executive Director of Federal Affairs,
General Motors

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2018 HIGHLIGHTS

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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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BE THERE WITH OUR MANY CO-LOCATION PARTNERS!

  • 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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202-237-7200
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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781-639-5200
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