Silicon Valley World Safety Summit On Autonomous Technology
The annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology will address safety issues and public concern in the realm of autonomous vehicles. In the spirit of collaboration, we invite a broad range of perspectives and creative solutions to the Summit. The summit will bring together the brightest minds in the drone tech and automotive space in one fantastic venue for a full day of programming.
Tremendous advances in automated vehicles are resulting in some interesting and exciting enhancements to the transportation industry. So much so that it sometimes feels as though the future of transportation is already upon us. Join the frank discussions regarding the direction of safety in autonomy. Can we advance the potential of autonomous vehicles, thereby reducing damage caused by the 94% of collisions currently resulting from human error, and actually get in one ourselves? Join the discussions at the summit, take a test ride in the parking lot of Levi’s Stadium, fly a drone, and visit the stadium club deck for exposition and refreshments provided by Velodyne Lidar.
Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 9am – 4pm
Levi’s® Stadium – United Club, Santa Clara, CA
Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Panel, Experts, and Exhibitions from:
- SAE International
- PAVE Coalition
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- Center for Automotive Research
- Princeton Autonomous Vehicle Engineering
And many more to come!
Keynote Speakers Include
Co-founder and CEO
Chris Urmson is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, the company building self-driving technology to deliver the benefits of the future of transportation safely, quickly, and broadly. Chris has been instrumental in instigating and advancing the development of self-driving vehicles and the industry for the last 15 years. Before founding Aurora, Chris helped build Google’s self-driving car program and served as CTO.
Prior, Chris was a faculty member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he worked with house size trucks, drove robots around in deserts, and was the technical director of the DARPA Urban and Grand Challenge teams. He earned his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his BSc in computer engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998.
Chief Safety Innovation Officer
A passionate safety professional with more than 30 years of experience promoting innovation through science and leadership in complex environments. After seven years of public service in Washington, DC, joined the executive team at Zoox as the Chief Safety Innovation Officer. Will lead Zoox efforts to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles to enhance safety, mobility, and sustainability.
Dr. Larry Burns
Former General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning/Strategic Planning. Member of the Board of Directors for Peloton Technology Inc. and Member of the Advisory Board and Consultant at Kitson & Partners.