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!
Tentative Schedule — January 22, 2020
|8:00 a.m.||MobilityTalks International Breakfast Sponsored by CTIA|
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.
International Plenary Panel Sessions
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!
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.
“Smart Cities and the Future of Mobility”
Plenary Panel Discussion from the Partnership for Autonomous Vehicle Education (PAVE)
Additional panel details to be confirmed soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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?
|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.
|10:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||
Panel Presented by CTIA
|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.||
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. –
|SAE Government & Industry Meeting Plenary Session|
5:00 p.m. –
|Washington Auto Show 2020 Sneak Peek Preview Reception Sponsored by Hargrove, NADA & U.S. News & World Report|
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