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C3 Smart Mobility Showcase
Sat, March 11, 2017, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Learn firsthand from the top thought leaders and innovators in the space how technology is reshaping transportation.
C3's Smart Mobility Showcase will also feature the latest generation connected cars, e-vehicles and mobility technology in a fun and engaging format at Austin's premier music venue, Empire Garage.
And stick around for a closing reception featuring the music of Austin recording artist Brittany Shane and world-famous Stubbs BBQ!
12:00 – 1:30 pm
VIP Lunch and Showcase Preview (By Invitation Only)
Welcoming Remarks: Austin Mayor Steven Adler
General Admission Opens
Opening Remarks: Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
1:45 – 2:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Exoskeletons, Mood-Shifting Commuters and Next-Gen Connected Cars
- While autonomous vehicles promise to vastly improve mobility people for who can’t physically drive due to disabilities, innovative exoskeleton walking-assist devices can enhance access outside the car.
- Many of us spend hours behind the wheel each week, usually in stressful situations such as heavy traffic. Hyundai and renown human-centric design firm IDEO are exploring a multisensory approach to mood enhancement to help soothe the savage commuter.
- To handle the massive amount of data required for next-generation connected and autonomous cars, Hyundai and Cisco are reimagining vehicle architecture and systems.
John Suh, Vice President, Hyundai Ventures
Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion: How Smart Mobility Can Remake Cities
Last year’s US DOT Smart City Challenge galvanized mayors, municipalities and their private industry partners and revealed how technology can solve problems ranging from traffic congestion to disparity in access to affordable mobility for all citizens. And it helped promote new urban mobility solutions such as ride-share vans to self-driving shuttles. In this session, industry innovators explore how technology can be harnessed to make urban mobility more efficient, equitable and scalable and help cities run smoother and smarter.
Moderator, Dawn Manley, Strategy, Business Development and Partnerships, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center
Ali Vahabzadeh, CEO, Chariot
Jessica Robinson, Director, City Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Andy Cantú, Director, Regional Mobility, Austin Chamber of Commerce
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Special Presentation: The Path Towards Seamless Autonomous Mobility, Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
Developed from NASA technology, Nissan’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI. This technology will enable millions of driverless cars to co-exist with human drivers in an accelerated timeline.
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Paving the Road for Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are here and already rolling around some cities. But are our roads and infrastructure ready for the technology? And how will humans handle giving up control of their cars and sharing the streets with robo-taxis? While the overall benefits of AVs are clear – fewer accidents, less traffic, reduced emissions – how will humans and self-driving cars interact, what happens when connectivity and detailed mapping aren’t available and who will be liable in a crash? Peer into the future with this group of experts to find out.
Moderator, Rebecca Lindland, Executive Analyst, Kelley Blue Book
Gregory D. Winfree, Agency Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
Monali Shah, Director, Global Intelligent Transportation Solutions, HERE
3:30 – 3:45 pm
3:45 – 4:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Solving the Urban Parking Problem Via Sensors, Data and the Cloud
It’s estimated that a large portion of city traffic – and a great deal of pollution, wasted gas and driver frustration – comes from motorists circling the block looking for parking or idling while waiting for someone to pull out of a spot. By using existing vehicle sensors, data analytics and cloud computing, Bosch plans to take the pain out of finding parking and the stress out of driving in cities. Learn how the technology is already being applied in Germany and when it may come to a city near you.
Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC
Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
4:00 – 4:15 pm
Special Presentation: Big Data Drives Smarter AV Decisions, Avery Ash, Autonomous Vehicle Market Strategist, INRIX
4:15 – 4:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities and Data-Driven Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to deliver broad-reaching benefits for cities by reducing traffic congestion, cutting carbon emissions and saving thousands of lives lost in car accidents each year. But unlocking the full potential of this technology will require unprecedented public and private sector collaboration – and cities to think “smarter” about planning the deployment of AVs. Stakeholders from the public and private sector discuss how big data about mobility trends can be leveraged to understand of where AVs can be best positioned to provide maximum benefit to cities and their citizens.
Moderator, Pete Bigelow, Technology and Mobility Editor, Car and Driver
Rob Spillar, Transportation Director, City of Austin
Avery Ash, Autonomous Vehicle Market Strategist, INRIX
Laura Schewel, Founder and CEO, StreetLight Data
4:45 – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks, Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Closing Reception: Music by Austin Recording Artist Brittany Shane
Special Evening Concert, Presented by C3 Group and Pioneer Electronics, Artist TBA