Autonomous car graphicLearn from state and national experts about policy and infrastructure preparations that cities and towns should be making today in order to be “AV friendly” tomorrow.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 101: Autonomous Vehicle Basics for Municipalities
Thursday, March 14, 2019
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) alumni lounge 202, Tempe campus [map]
Register to attend — $95–$125 per attendee

About the seminar

As autonomous vehicles evolve, planners, economic development officers, town managers, mayors and city council members – particularly in smaller cities, towns and rural communities – are increasingly eager to understand what they need to be doing in the next decade in order to become “AV Friendly.”

Municipalities need to rethink many aspects of their traditional built infrastructure (curb pick-up and drop-off, parking, electrical recharging facilities, pedestrian and bicycle access, dedicated AV lanes, etc.). They also need to establish new policies on ownership, procurement, pricing, public safety, disabled access, and data collection analysis and use, and consider changes to zoning and right-of-way policies for poles, wires, sensors and towers. Many municipalities will want to coordinate multi-modal services with their public transit system, and in time, provide an integrated trip planning, booking and payment platform;
And to be effective, municipalities will want to coordinate and integrate these various technologies in a way that produces an efficient, shared, community-wide data collection and sharing infrastructure.

This full-day seminar consisting of six one-hour modules explores key aspects of the Autonomous Vehicle Economy and the infrastructure and policy changes that satellite cities, small towns and rural communities need to make in order to take advantage of electrification and self-driving technologies.

Learn more about the seminar content and format.

Seminar speakers

  • Carol Atkinson-Palombo, associate professor in the University of Connecticut’s Department of Geography and the Director of Environmental Studies
  • Matthew Clark, director of government relations at Arizona Department of Transportation and former policy advisor on transportation and local governments, Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
  • Lina Karam, professor, ASU’s School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
  • David King, assistant professor, ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
  • Thad Miller, assistant professor, ASU’s The Polytechnic School and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society
  • Dale Neef, technology and economics writer and founder of DNA Solutions
  • Ram M. Pendyala, professor, transportation systems and interim director, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University and director, TOMNET University Transportation Center

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