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Sustainability Events

Case Critical Series:
The Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Thad Miller

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society; Co-Director, Center for Smart Cities and Regions

David King

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Lina Karam

  • Professor and Computer Engineering Chair, School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

Arizona (and Tempe) has been on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle technology, with companies feverishly promoting and testing their products. In light of this week’s fatal Uber collision in Tempe, opposition to driverless cars -- ranging from possible software malfunction to a general distrust of robot-esque vehicles, has escalated. How will the Tempe tragedy disrupt the progression of driverless cars? What is the proper role city and state government in managing this emerging technology?

Join sustainability scientists, engineers, and an urban planner for a robust discussion on the future of autonomous vehicles.

Moderated by Clark Miller, Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

This event is co-hosted by the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

A light breakfast will be provided.

Friday, March 30, 2018
8:30 a.m.: Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Panel Discussion