Keynote Speaker: Anthony Foxx, Lyft
From 2013-2017, Anthony served as the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation, leading an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget, whose primary goal was to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. Under Anthony’s leadership, the Department of Transportation (DOT) recognized the importance of innovation in changing not just how we get around, but what our cities will look like in the future. Among many accomplishments during his tenure, the DOT established a first-ever policy framework for the safe integration of self-driving vehicles, and leveraged $350 million in public and private funding to demonstrate how smart technology can change cities and local communities.
Now, Anthony will bring his considerable expertise in working at the intersection of transportation policy, technology, and public-private partnerships to Lyft.
Heidi King, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Heidi King is the Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She comes to NHTSA with extensive experience in public safety, innovation, risk management, evidence-based decision-making and law enforcement. An economist and research scientist by training, Ms. King parlayed degrees from California Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine, and her early experience as a California State Park Ranger into a distinguished career in both government and the private sector.
Her work at Telcordia Technologies, a research and development company established after the 1982 breakup of Bell Laboratories, fueled a life-long passion for research innovation and the ability to anticipate and foster technological progress. Areas of particular interest to her in this context include cybersecurity and the development of automated driving systems.
Ms. King served as a Regulatory Policy Analyst in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1998 to 2000 and from 2007 to 2011. During her years at OMB and 2 years as Chief Economist on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, she became familiar with NHTSA and the agency’s work on Corporate Average Fuel Economy.
Ms. King never left her early experience and passion for public service and safety behind. She continued to build her knowledge and first-hand experience in the field of safety and public service with a 7-year stint as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for the Chatham Emergency Squad in Chatham, New Jersey. NHTSA presents the opportunity to bring her research, leadership, and safety experience to the agency.
2019 WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW PUBLIC POLICY DAYS
MobilityTalks International®, April 3-4, 2019
Once again, the Washington Auto Show brings MobilityTalks International® to the beating heart of US lawmaking: Capitol Hill. In a reprise of imminently successful MobilityTalks 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.
For more information, please contact:
- John O’Donnell, Producer: [email protected]
- Joe Koch, Assistant Producer: [email protected]
- Bob Storin, VP/Marketing & Sponsorships: [email protected]
- Bob Yoffe, Show Director: [email protected]
- Mike Bushnell, Manager/Communications, Media Relations & Promotions: [email protected]
SAE 2019 GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY MEETING
Wednesday, April 3 – Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Understanding how technology, regulations and legislation affects the design of light and heavy duty vehicles in terms of safety, environment, and energy conservation is essential to vehicle development. This forum provides opportunities for technical authorities from government, industry, and academia who are leading regulations, pending legislation, and the advanced testing and technology to address these issues influencing future decision making within the industry.
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