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"Technology Takes the Wheel" seminar on autonomous/self-driving vehicles

  • 10/11/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • WSU Tech – National Center for Aviation Training, Student Center Lecture Hall – 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS

YOU'RE INVITED: 2nd "Technology Takes the Wheel" seminar on autonomous/self-driving vehicles

You are personally invited, and anyone else you know who would be interested, to attend “Human and Mobility Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles,” the second in our “Technology Takes the Wheel®” series of educational symposiums, co-sponsored by Wichita State University and AAA Kansas, that aim to share and discuss the exciting future of self-driving vehicles, including technology behind these transportation disrupters, their expected impact on Kansas and the region, how our state is preparing, and the opportunities and challenges that connected and autonomous vehicles present.

Details of the seminar:

WHEN:                Friday, October 11, 2019 -- 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:              WSU Tech – National Center for Aviation Training, Student Center Lecture Hall – 4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226

WHO:                  Speakers:

  • David Yang - Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety 
  • Carryl Baldwin - Director, Regional Institute on Aging, Wichita State University
  • Rui Ni - Associate Professor, Human Factors Program, Wichita State University
  • Amanda Graor - Chief Innovation Officer, Mid-America Regional Council
  • Mike Tann – Director, Wichita Transit

Moderator:Felicia Rolfe – Anchor, KWCH-TV 12 (CBS, Wichita)

ABOUT:                The development and future of connected and autonomous vehicles has the potential to fundamentally change transportation and impact everyone throughout our  society. Could personal vehicle ownership go away some day in lieu of a network of public AV transports that take people wherever they wish to go? Learn how  researchers and AV systems developers are seeking to understand how people view, adapt to and ultimately interact with our vehicles of the future and how AVs could  improve mobility and accessibility, including for older drivers and people with disabilities.

RSVP:                  No cost to attend. Registration required: https://www.wichita.edu/research/WSUInitiatives/technology-takes-the-wheel/october-seminar-registration-page.php

Who should attend? Transportation and mobility leaders and planners, traffic safety advocates, elected officials, technology innovators and educators, insurance agents, law enforcement, city/community and business leaders, the news media and the general public. Autonomous transportation will impact everyone in our communities in some way.

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