This 10th Annual Downtown Los Angeles Forum will focus on practical limitations and concerns of connected and automated vehicle technology. How can policymakers and stakeholders prepare the network and our current transportation system for this next technology-wave? New technologies have and will continue to shape the future of transportation. Communities are seeing technology enabled mobility on the ground with on-demand ridesharing and bikesharing. People also understand how technology enhancements can improve the system for policy makers and travelers with real-time transit arrival information, dynamically-priced parking spaces and managed highway lanes. These changes did bring real improvements to people, but are these improvements accessible to everyone? Or could they further exacerbate current inequities in our transportation system?
The conference speakers will tackle important questions including: What will the likely decades-long period look like when conventional, connected and automated vehicles all need to interact? What investments should cities be prepared to make to maximize the benefits of vehicle connectivity? How can and should public policy makers interact with the largely private industry to steer the transformation in the direction of current policy, while ensuring the benefits are fairly distributed?
We need to prepare now for this next revolution no matter when connected and automated vehicles reach widespread adoption. These technologies hold promise to positively contribute to concerns about traveler safety, greenhouse gas emissions and continued increasing demands on the transportation system. But, these promises are not likely to be kept if policymakers cannot proactively address how to steer their adoption in the right direction. The speakers represent a mix of practice and research and the audience can expect a thought-provoking event.
AICP credits available.
Refunds for ticket cancelations will be granted until Friday, April 7th, 2017.
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