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

9:00 a.m.

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. Federal government representatives from  US, France and Germany are confirmed to participate, with additional national representatives to be confirmed soon!

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. Jeff Marootian, Director, DDOT
Hon. William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
Ms. Jordan Davis, Director, SmartCities Columbus Partnership
Mr. Joe White, Global Automotive Industry Editor, Reuters
William Baver, Vice President, NTT

11:30 a.m.

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

Moderated by Mark Rosekind, Chief Policy Officer, Zoox
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.

Moderated by Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, AutoTrader
Mr. Bill Cariss, Vice President, Holman Automotive
Mr. Glenn Mercer, GM Automotive
Dr. John Campbell, Exponent
Mr. Anthony Frangiosa, President & 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. Adriane Jaynes, Energy Programs and Clean Cities Coordinator, Tulsa Area Clean Cities Coalition
Mr. Jim Kliesch, Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager, American Honda Motor Co., 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.

Moderated by Ms. Carla Bailo, President & CEO, Center for Automotive Research
Mr. Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
Mr. Pin Ni, President, Wanxiang America Corporation
Mr. Chad Bown, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

3:15 –

4:15 p.m.

Breakout Session #3 in conjunction with Wiley Rein, LLC 

“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? 

Moderated by Katy Milner Ross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Hilary M. Cain, Director, Technology & Innovation Policy, TOYOTA
Greg Scott, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access 
Jeffrey Stefan, Varnum LLP
Harry Lightsey, Hawksbill Advisors 

 

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

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!


INDUSTRY MEDIA DAY AT THE WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW

 

Tentative Schedule — January 23, 2020

 

8:00 a.m.

Washington Auto Show Media Breakfast, Sponsored by Toyota & WAPA

8:30 a.m.

The Washington Auto Show’s Annual Government Keynote Address

Speaker to be announced soon! 
2019 Speaker – Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, EPA

9:00 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.

Moderated by Leslie Allen, Mobility Editor, Automotive News
Mr. Alex Thibault, Vice President & General Manager, Vulog North America
Mr. John Xin, CEO, Lunewave

9:30 a.m. –

12:00 p.m.

Manufacturer Announcements

12:00 p.m.

Lunch & The Washington Auto Show’s Annual Industry Keynote Address

Speaker to be announced soon! 
2019 Speaker – Anthony Foxx, Chief Policy Officer, Lyft

1:00 p.m.

U.S. News & World Report presents the “2020 Best Cars for the Money” Awards

1:30 p.m.

2020 Green Car Awards

Luxury Green Car of the Year

Connected Green Car of the Year

Green Car Technology of the Year

2:00 p.m.

DriveSafe DC Awards Presentation

3:00 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  


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 & CEO, Center for Automotive Research

William Baver,
Vice President, Smart Platform at NTT

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

Hilary M. Cain,
Director, Technology & Innovation Policy, Toyota

John Campbell,
Senior Managing Scientist,
Exponent

Bill Cariss,
Vice President,
Holman Automotive

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

Jordan Davis,
Director, SmartCities Columbus Partnership

Gretchen Effgen,
VP of Global Partnerships, Aptiv

Anthony Frangiosa,
President & CEO, InstallerNet

Anne-Marie Idrac,
France’s High Representative for the Development of Autonomous Vehicles

Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, AutoTrader

Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation

Glenn Mercer,
GM Automotive

Pin Ni,
President, Wanxiang America

William Peduto,
Mayor of Pittsburgh

Katy Milner Ross,
Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Dan Sahar,
Vice President of Product, Upstream

Gregory M. Scott,
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access

Jeffrey M. Stefan II,
Corporate, Automotive and
Emerging Technology Attorney, Varnum Law

Alex Thibault, Vice President & General Manager, Vulog

Joe White,
Global Auto Editor, Thomson Reuters

Richard Damm,
Head of Division
Road Vehicles

John Xin,
Co-Founder and CEO, Lunewave

Guido Zielke,
Director General
Road Traffic and Transport


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