COVID-19: Where are the self-driving cars and trucks?
The future of mobility is Electric, Connected, Autonomous and Shared. To achieve the self-driving vision an estimated $100bn has been invested globally with the target deployments around 2020. It was pitched as the biggest change in mobility since we stopped using horses.
Yet in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic where is the autonomous driving future we were promised? This episode will be an open conversation covering the barriers that remain and how that future may be reshaped.
Speakers, Panelists and Moderators
MICHELLE AVARYHead of Automotive and Autonomous MobilityWorld Economic ForumBSc, Pennsylvania State University; MA in Economics, University of San Francisco. Over 18 years of automotive original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and internet of things (IoT) experience. Former Vice-President, Global Automotive Strategies and Products, Aeris; Member of the Board, Future of Automotive Security and Technology Research. Was instrumental in the development, launch and operation of Toyota’s telematics products in the US, including Safety Connect, Lexus Enform and Toyota Entune.
MARY MISSY CUMMINGSProfessor, Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringDuke UniversityProfessor Mary (Missy) Cummings received her B.S. in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in 1988, her M.S. in Space Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1994, and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2004. A naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, she was one of the U.S. Navy's first female fighter pilots. She is currently a Professor in the Duke University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the Director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory. She is an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Fellow and a member of the Defense Innovation Board. Her research interests include human supervisory control, explainable artificial intelligence, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-robot interaction, human-systems engineering, and the ethical and social impact of technology.
BRYN BALCOMBEFounder; Director & CSO, RoboraceAutonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA)Bryn Balcombe is a Founder of the Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA) and the Chief Strategy Officer for Roborace, a motorsport competition for human and AI drivers, designed to accelerate the research and development of Vehicle Intelligence and human machine interfaces required for transportation of the future. His previous experience comes from Formula One where he architected and patented vehicle to infrastructure communication systems and developed the F1 Group’s first global media network. He has also consulted on technology strategy for organisations including the BBC and McCann Worldgroup and has a BEng in Mechanical Engineering & Vehicle Design. Balcombe is the chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on AI for Autonomous and Assisted Driving (FG-AI4AD).