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Earth Day Taste and Talk Forum -- Driving Towards Driverless Cars

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San Mateo Main Library

55 W. 3rd Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94403

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Join the City of San Mateo for our third annual Earth Day Taste and Talk community forum. Sample food from San Mateo restaurants while enjoying a discussion on a future transportation and environmental issue for our community.

Summary: Driving Towards Driverless Cars with Lauren Isaac

Autonomous vehicles have the potential to change all aspects of mobility – from driver safety and insurance liability to car ownership and how Americans commute. It has the potential to disrupt both public and private transportation as we know it. This presentation will introduce driverless cars: what they are, when they’re coming, and who is involved. It will also introduce what a driverless society may look like and what we, as a society, should be both excited and concerned about!

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Lauren Isaac is the Director of Business Initiatives at EasyMile. Easymile provides electric, driverless shuttles that are designed to cover short distances in multi-use environments. Prior to working at EasyMile, Lauren worked at WSP where she was involved in various projects involving advanced technologies that can improve mobility in cities. Lauren wrote a guide titled “Driving Towards Driverless: A Guide for Government Agencies” regarding how local and regional governments should respond to autonomous vehicles in the short, medium, and long term. In addition, Lauren maintains the blog, “Driving Towards Driverless”, and has presented on this topic at more than 50 industry conferences. She recently did a TEDx Talk, and has been published in Forbes and the Chicago Tribune among other publications. Lauren has a master of engineering degree in operations research and industrial engineering and a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline from Cornell University.

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