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Monday, July 27, 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

  • Session Number: 2025
Symposium Opening Remarks...
Speaker(s)
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Jane Lappin
Chair of Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation
Transportation Research Board

Monday, July 27, 8:15 AM - 8:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2021
Waymo Safety Panel...
Speaker(s)
Chris Gerdes
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Matthew Schwall
Head of Field Safety
Waymo
Qi Hommes
Head of System Safety
Waymo
Tracy Murrell
Interim Head of Safety
Waymo

Monday, July 27, 8:55 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Session Number: 2004
This talk will center on observations gathered from a naturalistic driving study of owners of Tesla Model S and X vehicles with Autopilot, Cadillac CT6 Super Cruise, and Volvo S90 Pilot Assist being fielded by MIT’s Advanced Vehicle Technology (AVT) Consortium. It will highlight new findings on the naturalistic use... Read More
Speaker(s)
Bryan Reimer
Research Scientist
MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics

Monday, July 27, 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2005
Level 2 automated driving systems (ADS) were developed to increase driver comfort while improving safety.  The design of these ADS requires that the driver remain in-the-loop as ADS collaborator or supervisor.  Crash data and incident video show human drivers lose focus when L2 is engaged, and dangerously over trust ADS... Read More
Speaker(s)
Alexandra Mueller
Research Scientist
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Brad Stertz
Director of Government Affairs
Audi of America
Bryan Reimer
Research Scientist
MIT Center of Transportation and Logistics
Ensar Becic
Senior Project Manager
National Transportation Safety Board in the Office of Highway Safety
Jane Lappin
Chair of Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation
Transportation Research Board

Monday, July 27, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number: 2013
Underwriters Laboratories has recently published, UL 4600, the first technical standard that directly addresses the safety of automated driving systems.  This standard is a safety case, goal-based approach, and provides an extensive checklist of the issues that developers of automated driving systems should be accounting for in designing their systems.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Benjamin Lewis
Alliance Director
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Chris Mullen
Director
Uber ATG Safety Standards
Junko Yoshida
Global Co-Editor in Chief
AspenCore Media
Philip Koopman
Chief Technologist, Edge Case Research LLC,Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, July 27, 3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Session Number: 2006
Speaker(s)
Christopher SanGiovanni
Director of Organizational Safety Management
Uber ATG
Ensar Becic
Senior Project Manager
National Transportation Safety Board in the Office of Highway Safety
Kristin Kingsley
Founder
KKingsley Consulting

Tuesday, July 28, 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Session Number: 2032
Couldn’t make it to every single Breakout Session yesterday?  We’ve got you covered!  Join Valerie Shuman of SCG for a summary of the whole day’s Breakout discussions....
Speaker(s)
Valerie Shuman
Principal
Shuman Consulting Group, LLC

Tuesday, July 28, 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

  • Session Number: 2026
Symposium Opening Remarks...
Speaker(s)
Steven Shladover
University of California, PATH Program

Tuesday, July 28, 8:10 AM - 8:20 AM

  • Session Number: 2023
Speaker(s)
Michael Kratsios
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
The White House

Tuesday, July 28, 8:20 AM - 9:05 AM

  • Session Number: 2016
Speaker(s)
Eran Sandhaus
Managing Director
Copia Growth Partners
Gretchen Effgen
VP of Go-to-Market and Marketing
Hyundai-Aptiv Autonomous Driving Joint Venture
Jim Scheiman
Founding Managing Partner
Maven Ventures
Orin Hoffman
Venture Partner
The Engine

Tuesday, July 28, 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Session Number: 2008
Sensors are arguably one of the most important components in an automated driving system as they are the input to everything in the control system including artificial intelligence processes. While it is uncontested that cameras, radar, LiDAR, and others all have strengths in detecting objects, there is also great debate... Read More
Speaker(s)
Sven Beiker
Managing Director
Silicon Valley Mobility

Tuesday, July 28, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2012
The project PEGASUS has introduced and established a scenario-based methodology in order to evaluate the safety impact of Automated Driving Systems. On this basis, two succeeding projects have been initiated in Germany, which target on the one hand the simulation tool chain (SetLevel4To5) and on the other hand extend the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Lutz Eckstein
Director
Institute of Automotive Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Tuesday, July 28, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number: 2017
Development and testing is at a high level for Automated Trucks, whether its driverless followers in platoons or “solo driverless” trucks.  The market size and business case is so compelling that most expect trucking to be the most significant play in the AD space.  This year’s AVS for the first... Read More
Speaker(s)
Bala Ganesh
Vice President, Advanced Technology Group, United Parcel Service
UPS Flight Forward
Cetin Mericli
Co-founder and CEO
Locomation
Chuck Price
Chief Product Officer
TuSimple
Selika Talbott
Professorial Lecturer
American University
Shawn Kerrigan
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Plus.ai

Wednesday, July 29, 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Session Number: 2033
​Couldn’t make it to every single Breakout Session yesterday?  We’ve got you covered!  Join Valerie Shuman of SCG for a summary of the whole day’s Breakout discussions....
Speaker(s)
Valerie Shuman
Principal
Shuman Consulting Group, LLC

Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

  • Session Number: 2027
Symposium Opening Remarks...
Speaker(s)
Neil Pedersen
Executive Director
Transportation Research Board

Wednesday, July 29, 8:10 AM - 8:30 AM

  • Session Number: 2009
This session will provide an overview of U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) policy initiatives and research programs addressing automated driving. It will include updates on relevant activities within and across the Department's modal administrations....
Speaker(s)
Finch Fulton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation

Wednesday, July 29, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Session Number: 2011
Speaker(s)
James Owens
Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wednesday, July 29, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Session Number: 2018
In this session the European approach to bring Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility CCAM in a responsible, safe, human-centered and well integrated manner to our roads is presented. An update of the policies, projects and initiatives (e.g. the EU CCAM single platform) in the current Horizon2020 Framework will be given... Read More
Speaker(s)
Tom Alkim
Policy Officer, Connected & Automated Driving
European Commission

Wednesday, July 29, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Session Number: 2020
How might the regulation of automated passenger services work in the UK? What did we learn from the live trials of automated vehicles UK companies carried out over the past year? And what might the future hold for this agenda in the UK as the world recovers from the COVID-19... Read More
Speaker(s)
Iain Forbes
Head of Centre
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Wednesday, July 29, 9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2024
Once a rigorous safety process for assessing the safety of new automated vehicles is in place, the question remains, how we continue to ensure they operate safely throughout their life on the road? This presentation will provide an overview of recent policy development in Australia on this issue, including who... Read More
Speaker(s)
Marcus Burke
Director Automated Vehicles
National Transport Commission (Australia)

Wednesday, July 29, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number: 2014
This panel will discuss the current status of Federal autonomous vehicle legislation. The panelists, who represent different stakeholders with an interest in the outcome of the legislation, have been selected because of their boots-on-ground experience with federal lawmakers and direct experience navigating the various policy issues that have emerged during... Read More
Speaker(s)
Hilary Cain
Vice President of Technology, Innovation and Mobility Policy
Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Jamie Boone
Vice President of Government Affairs
Consumer Technology Association
Peter Kurdock
General Counsel
Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety
Ron Thaniel
Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Intelligent Transportation Society of America

Wednesday, July 29, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Session Number: 2010
SIP -adus, or Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program is a cross-ministerial R&D program on automated driving systems (ADS) led by the Japan government. Government- Industry - Academia tackle a various issue such as R&D, regulation reform, public acceptance creation, international cooperation for realization of ADS together. We think that cooperative... Read More
Speaker(s)
Seigo Kuzumaki
Fellow
Advanced R&D and Engineering Company of Toyota Motor Corporation

Wednesday, July 29, 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Session Number: 2015
Singapore is pursuing SAE level 4 autonomous vehicles for fixed route public transport, mobility on demand transportation, logistics and environmental services. The presentation will show drivers for these services, testbeds and trails conducted in these testbeds to develop these solutions. Also discussed will be the management of the trials from... Read More
Speaker(s)
Neils de Boer
Program Director
CETRAN

Thursday, July 30, 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Session Number: 2034
​Couldn’t make it to every single Breakout Session yesterday?  We’ve got you covered!  Join Valerie Shuman of SCG for a summary of the whole day’s Breakout discussions....
Speaker(s)
Valerie Shuman
Principal
Shuman Consulting Group, LLC

Thursday, July 30, 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM

  • Session Number: 2028
Symposium Opening Remarks...
Speaker(s)
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI

Thursday, July 30, 8:10 AM - 8:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2002
A panel of expert journalist reactions' to the current, and future state of the AV industry. Will lessons learned be soon forgotten? Or is the industry on a new path rooted in product, and practical go to market strategies? Don't miss this all-star panel, that will bring insight and hard... Read More
Speaker(s)
Alan Ohnsman
Senior Editor
Forbes
Grayson Brulte
Co-Founder & President
Brulte & Company
Joann Muller
Editor
Axios Navigate
Kirsten Korosec
Senior Transportation Reporter
TechCrunch

Thursday, July 30, 8:55 AM - 9:10 AM

  • Session Number: 2022
Toronto is the fastest growing city in Canada and the U.S. Not only is it one of North America’s leading hubs for tech talent, but its businesses, culture, and values are constantly attracting more people to the City. Toronto is home to a burgeoning AI and AV sector, and it... Read More
Speaker(s)
Lindsay Wiginton
Project Manager – Strategic Policy & Innovation
Transportation Services, City of Toronto

Thursday, July 30, 9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

  • Session Number: 2003
People with disabilities often experience decreased community participation due to barriers in transportation and community mobility. Lack of access to transportation can have negative consequences on health, social participation, and quality of life. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to enhance community mobility for all, if designed and deployed with diverse... Read More
Speaker(s)
Jordana Maisel
Director of Research
IDEA Center

Thursday, July 30, 9:25 AM - 9:40 AM

  • Session Number: 2019
This unprecedented time sheds light on the potential benefits that all forms of mobility (micro-mobility, rideshare, AVs) can play to better serve communities affected by COVID-19. From safer passenger transport to contactless delivery the mobility sector plays a vital role in not only keeping people safe but also other key... Read More
Speaker(s)
Nadeem Sheikh
VP, Autonomous Vehicle Programs
Lyft

Thursday, July 30, 9:40 AM - 9:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2001
In this session, Emily Weslosky, Lead Project Manager at Nuro, will discuss the company's approach and how the future of autonomous vehicles will be delivering goods, not people. Emily will talk about how Nuro's contactless bots can help amidst the COVID-19 crisis, what they are doing today, the use cases... Read More
Speaker(s)
Emily Weslosky
Lead Product Manager
Nuro

Thursday, July 30, 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Session Number: 2007
Remote Support has emerged as a key tool in moving from testing to commercial deployment, placing humans-in-the-loop remotely for rare cases when an Automated Driving System encounters a situation it cannot handle. Key ADS operators plan to employ Remote Support and several startups have recently emerged. In this panel we... Read More
Speaker(s)
Amit Rosenzweig
CEO
Ottopia
Elliot Katz
Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer
Phantom Auto
Manuela Papadopol
CEO
Designated Driver
Pär Degerman
Chief Technology Officer
Einride
Richard Bishop
Principal
Bishop Consulting

Thursday, July 30, 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

  • Session Number: 2029
AVS 2020 Closing Remarks...
Speaker(s)
Jane Lappin
Chair of Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation
Transportation Research Board
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