FMCSA Chief to Deliver Automated Vehicle Symposium Keynote

The symposium is co-hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Transportation Research Board and will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott during July 15-17.

Raymond P. Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in Orlando, Fla., on July 18. The symposium is co-hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Transportation Research Board and will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott during July 15-17.

Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of autonomous technology developer Aurora and former chief technology officer for self-driving cars at Alphabet, will deliver a speech at the conference on July 16. Other speakers and panelists announced by AUVSI include Jim Adler, managing director and board member of Toyota AI Ventures; Marcus Burke, director, automated vehicles, at the Australia National Transport Commission; Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for transportation policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation; Dr. David Kidd, senior research scientist with IIHS and the Highway Loss Data Institute; Dr. Ed Straub, director of the SAE Office of Automation; Professor Trent Victor, senior technical leader, crash avoidance, for Volvo Cars; and Dr. C.Y. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The event's program is available here. One of the event's benefactors is Waymo, where former NTSB Chair and National Safety Council CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman is chief safety officer.

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