Events

Launch of the AV TEST Initiative Tracking Tool and Panel Discussions

09/02/2020 - 09/03/2020

Virtual Event

You are invited to join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the third in a series of virtual events related to our Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative. This AV TEST Initiative series includes the release of our online test tracking tool, a pilot program developed to publicly display information on the testing and development of automated driving systems across the United States.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET

Join us for the launch of the AV TEST Initiative test tracking tool. This event will include a demonstration of the new tool. Register to Attend this Virtual Event

Agenda

WELCOME
Secretary Elaine L. Chao
U.S. Department of Transportation

AV TEST INITIATIVE
James C. Owens
Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

CONGRESSIONAL REMARKS
Senator John Thune
South Dakota

Representative Fred Upton
Michigan

TEST TRACKING TOOL DEMONSTRATION
Joseph Kolly
Chief Safety Scientist
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

CLOSING
James C. Owens

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 1 p.m. ET

Panel Discussion: NHTSA will moderate a panel to discuss automated driving systems and rural safety. This will focus on actions that states and universities are taking to ensure safety in rural areas, as well as challenges and opportunities for automated driving systems in rural areas. Register to Attend this Virtual Event

Agenda

WELCOME
James C. Owens
Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Finch Fulton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
U.S. Department of Transporation

PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator:
Dr. Jon Krohmer
Director of the Office of EMS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Panelists:
Andrew Heath
State Traffic Engineer
Georgia Department of Transportation

Scott Marler
Director
Iowa Department of Transportation

Reza Langari
JR Thompson Department Head Chair
Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution
Texas A&M University

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 3 p.m. ET

Panel Discussion: This AV TEST Initiative panel discussion will serve as a foundational resource for the first responder community, and focus on the potentially lifesaving technology related to automated driving systems testing efforts. Register to Attend this Virtual Event 

Agenda

WELCOME
James C. Owens
Deputy Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

CONGRESSIONAL REMARKS
Representative Adam Kinzinger
Illinois

PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderators:
Dee Williams
Deputy Associate Administrator of Vehicle Safety Research
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

John Marshall
Director of Safety Programs
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Panelists:

Michelle Chaka
Interim Director
Center for Public Policy, Partnerships and Outreach
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Staff Sergeant Terry McDonnell
Retired New York State Police

Dia Gainor
National Association of State EMS Officials

Chris Mullen
Director SDV Safety Standards
Uber

Levasseur Tellis
Supervisor Automated Vehicle Regulatory Compliance
Ford

Jack Sullivan
Director of Training
Emergency Responder Safety Institute

 

We are committed to providing equal access to these events for all participants. Closed captioning will be provided. People with disabilities who need additional accommodations should send a request to NHTSA.Communication@dot.gov no later than August 31.

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