Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles

Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles on Our Roads

May 19, 2017 10:00AM
National City-County Leadership Center
660 North Capitol Street, NW

This event is hosted by the National League of Cities and the National Association of Regional Councils and is an Infrastructure Week event. This event is sponsored by:



Featured speakers include: 

  • Douglas R. Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Greg Scott, Government Affairs Advisor, American Car Rental Association
  • Adie Tomer, Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Ed Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy that was appealing but unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now, and local governments and regional organizations face a number of challenging questions of how to plan for them and how to integrate them into mixed traffic environments. This panel discussion will feature several experts in this field as well as local government and regional officials who can talk about the current state of autonomous vehicle research and technology development, what this means for communities and regions and how they should prepare, and how we can expect autonomous vehicles to work with existing mobility and transit systems.