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Focus on the Future Conference: "How Will Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Affect Automotive Safety?"

February 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

University of Michigan, The Michigan League, Michigan Ballroom (2nd Floor)

911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265

Our second vehicle safety conference examines the technology trajectory of connected and autonomous vehicles and how these technology advances will affect vehicle safety over the next 10 years.  Manufacturers are implementing technology strategies that support improved safety today, such as adaptive cruise control, forward, side, and rear collision warning systems, and lane departure warning systems.  These systems also are required technologies in autonomous vehicles that will connect with other vehicles on the road, as well as local infrastructure, to protect vehicle occupants from collisions.

Some of the key questions we will address include:  What are the technology evolutionary paths for these technologies?  Are there key missing pieces in technology, infrastructure, or regulations that will hold back or accelerate connected/autonomous driving?  What are the industry opportunities for manufacturers and suppliers in connected and autonomous vehicles?  How does government see the evolution of connected and autonomous vehicles playing out?  Finally, what opportunities do these technologies offer drivers in terms of safety and convenience, and when should we expect to see them.

To answer these questions we have invited manufacturers, suppliers, government, and academic speakers to address these issues, and we hope you can join us to add to the discussion.

Conference Registration

Conference Fee:  $200
UMTRI-AAD Affiliates and UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: Free
4 Easy Ways to Register:
     Bonnie Pond  at 734-763-2466
     Focus on the Future Conferences
     University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
     Automotive Analysis
     2901 Baxter Road, Room 110A
     Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2150