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Smart Vehicles are Here: Can the Government Keep Pace?

A special one-hour discussion, hosted by the New York Times, addressing the future of innovative urban mobility.

Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 7:45am to 8:45am EST
Where: Live webcast, available on any device at this website: nytenergyfortomorrow.com

The pressures are building for safer and smarter vehicles on our roads, raising questions about the national, state and local policies that will emerge. Several states are already early adopters of legislation to enable the use of autonomous vehicles. But every law is different, no national policies exist and innovations are unfolding rapidly. With the evolution of connected vehicles, intelligent roadways, and cloud-based technologies (first maps, soon much more), there will be a host of choices for consumers and governments.


Gordon Feller, Director, Urban innovations, Cisco Systems; Founder, Meeting of the Minds
Gordon Feller
Director, Urban innovations, Cisco Systems
Founder, Meeting of the Minds


Confirmed panelists

  • Anthony Levandowski, manager of the autonomous vehicle project, Google
  • Alex Padilla, California state Senator
  • Jim Pisz, corporate manager, North American business strategy, Toyota Motor Sales
  • Bryant Walker Smith, fellow, Stanford University Center for Automotive Research
  • Dan Smith, senior associate administrator for vehicle safety, NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


April 25, 2013
7:45 am - 8:45 pm


242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
(212) 556-4300
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