MobilityTalks International

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.


Jason Stein
Automotive News

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John Maddox
American Center for Mobility

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Doug Patton

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Rob Puentes
Eno Center for Transportation

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Anne Ferro
President, AAMVA

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Kurt Myers
Pennsylvania DOT

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Bernard Soriano

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Kirk Steudle
Michigan DOT

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Executive Official
China DOT (TBD)

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Japan DOT (TBD)

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

MobilityTalks on the Hill
Kennedy Caucus Room
Russell Senate Office Building
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (tentative)

Join members of Congress and their staffs for a lively discussion on the money the mobility revolution entails. How will fully-deployed autonomous vehicles affect the revenue stream for state and municipal governments? What will self-driving cars and heavy trucks affect the tax base? These and other important issues will be discussed at length in the heart of the nation’s legislative branch.

Cocktail reception to follow.

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

MobilityTalks International®
Washington Convention Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (tentative)

Morning Plenary Session featuring International Delegations

The morning session will be characterized by short, dynamic presentations from various nations around the world presenting on the latest trends they see in their respective transportation sectors. Topics will include whether or not governments should create new agencies to coordinate the development of the complex policy issues surrounding AVs and when different nations foresee the full deployment of SAE level 4 and 5 AVs becoming a reality.

Remarks from Gathered U.S. Senators

The producers of MobilityTalks International are coordinating with various Senate offices to bring several of the nation’s leading lawmakers onsite to deliver remarks on the benefits of the mobility revolution.

Keynote Luncheon

MobilityTalks International will present a keynote lunch in conjunction with the all-new Autos 2050 conference taking place nearby. The invited speaker is a leading government regulator who is sure to offer timely and relevant insights into the state of mobility governance in the U.S. Check back in regularly, as we will announce the speaker here once confirmed!

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The afternoon will feature four breakout sessions. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the Eno Center for Transportation will each produce panel discussions featuring thought leaders in their respective camps. Two other breakouts will explore issues related to data security and the future of engine technology.

MobilityTalks International networking reception to follow.

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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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Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

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