June 29, 2018

World’s Largest Meeting on Automated Vehicles: July 9-12 in San Francisco

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are co-sponsoring the fourth annual Automated Vehicles Symposium, the largest meeting dedicated to automated vehicles in the world. Over 1,500 academics, policymakers, manufacturers, and others are expected to gather at the Hilton in San Francisco’s Union Square from July 9-12, 2018.

Advances are rapidly being made in the automated vehicles field, which will have major impacts on the transportation industry as a whole. The 2018 Automated Vehicles Symposium will host dozens of speakers, breakout sessions, and poster sessions on a broad range of topics, including law, cybersecurity, infrastructure, public policy, shared mobility, consumer acceptance, aftermarket products, operations, human factors, and more.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Heidi King, and Executive Director of TRB Neil Pedersen will be just a few of the many speakers discussing the future of the vehicle automation.

Members of the media may apply for complimentary press badges. Please contact the Office of News and Public Information at news@nas.edu for more details on how to obtain press credentials.

To follow online conversations about the annual symposium, use the hashtag #AVS18, and follow TRB (@NASEMTRB) and AUVSI (@AUVSI) on Twitter.

TRB is a program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine -- private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine.  The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. 

Lisa Marflak, Director of Communications/Media
Transportation Research Board
202-334-3134; e-mail lmarflak@nas.edu

Joshua Blatt, Media Relations Associate
Jennifer Walsh, Director of Media Relations
Office of News and Public Information
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