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Keynote Speaker: Anthony Foxx, Lyft

Anthony Foxx is the Chief Policy Officer and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO at Lyft. In his role, Anthony works alongside Lyft’s co-founders and executive team — at the intersection of transportation policy, technology, and public-private partnerships — to expand affordable mobility options and improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.

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. 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.

Anthony was also the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. During this time, he made transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte’s job creation and economic recovery efforts. These investments included extending the LYNX light rail system, the largest capital project ever undertaken by the city. He also expanded Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (the sixth busiest in the world), worked with North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue to accelerate the I-485 outer belt loop, and started the Charlotte Streetcar project.

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.



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.

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Telephone: 202-237-7200


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.




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  • 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

All media will be required to produce a photo ID, and all bags and equipment will be subjected to inspection.

Notice: Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as the Washington Auto Show has instituted a standard security policy for all show days at the center. Patrons will be subject to search and possible hand held metal detectors. All bags, briefcases, book bags or items similar in nature will be searched as patrons enter the arena. The Washington Auto Show consults with local law enforcement agencies on a continual basis. Some of the security measures in place will be apparent to patrons and some will not.

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