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Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly

Self-driving cars could free up two weeks every year for the average driver, according to Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora, who delivered the final talk as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series.

Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Putting Safety in the Driver's Seat

Technology is advancing, societal trends are changing, and new visions for self-driving vehicles are emerging. Harry Lightsey of General Motors provides the manufacturer's perspective on how self-driving cars are putting safety in the driver's seat as part of The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System speaker series.

Updated: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Rethinking the Human-Autonomy Architecture

With automation appearing more and more across daily life—including in air and ground travel—tasks we think of as belonging to humans may soon be taken over by computers, and there could be consequences that haven’t yet been imagined, said Amy Pritchett, professor and head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, who recently spoke as part of Volpe's 2017 speaker series.

Updated: Monday, October 30, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Look Back on 2016 with Volpe’s Annual Accomplishments

Each year, Volpe collaborates with the U.S. Department of Transportation, other federal agencies, and the broader transportation community on hundreds of projects that shape how people and goods move throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our Annual Accomplishments report highlights some of Volpe’s best work from 2016.

Updated: Monday, January 8, 2018
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Humans and Technology in Transportation: Balancing Augmentation and Automation

Human creativity is valuable, but computers are better at some tasks than people are. How can we meld the strengths of humans and technology to create the best transportation future? By making data-driven decisions, says MIT’s Andrew McAfee, who kicked off Volpe’s new speaker series.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Transportation

Autonomous cars, hacked vehicles, drone deliveries; where are these developments taking us, and how quickly? Dr. Andrew McAfee talked about today's rapidly shifting technology landscape, and its implications. This series kick-off event featured a special video introduction by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and a welcome by Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Gregory Winfree.

Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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