Automation holds promise to help solve some of the challenges associated with COVID-19. Automated fleets can deliver supplies. Automated shared mobility can easily transport passengers without engaging another driver. And yet with a few exceptions COVID-19 has shut down most automated testing happening on American roadways. Why and how will they restart? Has the transportation paradigm flip of getting people to goods and now getting the goods to people changed how we think about the role of automation? For instance, have the demonstrations of automated delivery such as that between Jacksonville and the Mayo Clinic shown a path forward to a post-COVID transportation system? Does the larger economic downturn impact the race to automation? Join several of the nation’s leaders in assessing how automation is shaping how we move people and goods in the long-term time of Corona.
Robert Brown, Director of Government & Public Affairs, TuSimple
Eric Danko, Director of Federal Affairs, Cruise
Nathaniel Ford, Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Tim Woods, Founding Partner, POCO Labs and General Manager, Autonomous Vehicle Alliance
Moderator: Amy Ford, Director of Mobility on Demand Alliance, ITS America