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.
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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.
Joshua Corman, the second speaker in Volpe's 2017 series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, discussed cybersafety in an increasingly hackable world.
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.
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.
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.
NYU Senior Research Scientist Anthony Townsend highlighted key findings from an alternative futures scenario exercise and explored how mobility and land use patterns could shift in U.S. metropolitan areas over the coming decades.
Premier thought leaders discussed America’s transportation future during Volpe’s speaker series Reimagining Transportation.