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Mobilize California Keynote
August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Technology refuses to slow down and brake, unless it is a Level 2 and above motor vehicle with the ability to brake itself. The next decade will see many new technologies introduced to move freight and manage transportation. Some of this will be driven by government regulations around the world to minimize air pollution, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and rare earth metals, and support ethical mining. Other sectors will take advantage of medical advances for an aging population, while entertaining (AND EDUCATING) younger populations will see new forms of diversion and learning. The technology advances are exciting, but they harbor a downside. Setting systems up, operating them easily, and maintaining them productively is becoming a serious challenge. Education at all levels needs to adapt to this new reality, whether augmented or virtual.
This keynote will highlight conclusions and recommendations of the Second Report of the National Academy of Sciences committee on “Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase Two” (see https://www8.nationalacademies.org/pa/projectview.aspx?key=49502 in advance of publication due in August). It will also talk about the future of transportation and the ACES up its sleeve—Automated, Connected, Environmentally Safe. All of this will be put into the context of what it will take to prepare for deployment, operation, and maintenance of these advanced technologies by Humans Interacting with Machines (HIM).