NE Autonomous Vehicle Summit

ne av summit 2017

The focus of this forum is to educate policy makers and Departments of Transportation from Delaware to Maine on the potential impacts and requirements that these new vehicles will require.  The first day will consist of national experts who are invited to present on a wide range of topics concerning autonomous vehicles and the potential safety and policy impacts.  The second day will be devoted to small state workgroups to identify safety and policy issues they will face and then develop potential action items for when they return home.

Presentations will focus on what is known today about autonomous vehicles, nationally and afar; touch on psychological impacts and implications, the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles on traffic operations and safety, what we are doing in Connecticut today, the challenge of building readiness with our academic partners as well as our local and regional partners.

Questions we hope to answer from the Transportation side of the world would include: what does any of this mean for our infrastructure, future planning, design needs, maintenance, and safety? How does it tilt the model of access, mobility & freight movement? How does a Town, a State, and region as well as academia work together to delve into these new potential opportunities? What does it mean financially? How do we bring the Northeast to the front of the line in understanding the impacts of this technology?

Please RSVP Below to Register for this Free Event (Lunch Included):

https://secure.engr.uconn.edu/forms/autonomous-vehicle-summit/

For more information contact:
Eric Jackson, Ph.D. 
Associate Research Professor
Director, Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
Connecticut Transportation Institute 
(860) 486-8426
eric.d.jackson@uconn.edu