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Highly Automated Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Mark R. Rosekind, PhD

Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

A world with highly automated vehicles (HAV) presents many challenges that will need to be addressed if their life-saving potential can be realized.

Given the opportunities for life-changing benefits to safety, mobility, and sustainability, HAVs must be pursued in a thoughtful, forward-leaning manner that delivers value safely. An exciting future is forming, and U.S. DOT has a central role in facilitating the opportunities that lie ahead.

Dr. Mark R. Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), gave a talk “Highly Automated Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities” as part of Volpe’s speaker series The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mark R. Rosekind was sworn in as the 15th administrator of NHTSA on December 22, 2014. He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Administrator Rosekind is a passionate safety professional dedicated to enhancing transportation safety for the traveling public. In his role as administrator, Rosekind is pursuing NHTSA’s core safety mission of saving lives, preventing injuries, and reducing crashes through all of the tools available to the agency — including public awareness campaigns, technical innovation, research into human behavior, and enforcement authority.

Before becoming NHTSA administrator, Rosekind served as the 40th member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) from 2010 to 2014. He was nominated to the NTSB by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He was the on-scene board member for seven major transportation accidents and participated in almost 50 accident board meetings, along with numerous NTSB public events on diverse safety topics. Rosekind advanced the agency’s advocacy goals on substance-impaired driving, fatigue, fire safety, and rail mass transit.

Administrator Rosekind is an internationally recognized expert on human fatigue, credited with leading the field in innovative research and implementing programs in all modes of transportation.

Read more of Mark Rosekind’s biography.

News and Video

Read the news story and view the video from this event.