3rd Princeton Smart Driving Cars Summit

May 15 – 16, 2019 | Princeton, NJ

About the Summit

Accelerating commercialization and deployment of SmartDriving technology for society's benefit

Opportunities, Challenges, and Impact

Autonomous vehicles will disrupt and revolutionize mobility for communities, corporations, and consumers.  We'll identify and focus on the short and long term applications.

Accelerating Commercialization/Deployment

…for automated low speed driverless shuttles and cars.

Share, Learn, Connect

… with other market pullers, market pushers, and market facilitators.

Why Attend

This conference brings together the buyers, sellers and facilitators of SmartDrivingCars, trucks and buses. It is time to move past the hype and accelerate the commercialization and deployment of SmartDriving technology so that society can begin to capture its benefits. We will have four focus areas:

Near-term Safety Benefits of Safe-driving Cars

How insurance and new car dealers can benefit by promoting the RoI advantages to fleets and mutually beneficial promotional discounts to consumers. As well as an update as to the performance in automatically avoiding crashes of the technology options available in showrooms today.

Near-term Regulatory Challenges

…that are needed to facilitate the shared use of our existing streets by low and normal speed Driverless vehicles

Near-term Mobility and Community Service Benefits

… of the array of emerging low-speed Driverless shuttles to all in gated communities and campuses, to the mobility disadvantaged in many/most suburban communities and to address first-mile, last-mile accessibility challenges in transit-oriented communities.

The Current State-of-the-art in DeepDriving

… to the long-term opportunities of using affordable Computer Vision and elegant Deep Learning training, testing and enhancing techniques in SmartDrivingCars, and more.


Deployment/Commercializations of this technology involves three the fundamental economic forces: supply, demand and the public oversight; the push, the pull and the hurdles. This Summit brings together at Princeton the thought leaders in each of these dimensions so they can come together to more quickly improve mobility for everyone. For some of these individuals the cost of attendance is quite high. The sponsorships is to eliminate the financial burden for key individuals to attend and actively participate in this summit. It is their active participation that we are seeking.


Christine O'Brien
Insurance Council of New Jersey
Paul Brubaker
President & CEO
Alain Kornhauser
Princeton University
Alberto Broggi
University of Parma
Sami Naim
Senior Public Policy Manager
John Eggert
Director of Automotive
Fengmin Gong
VP, Info Security Strategy & Didi Research
Didi Chuxing
Adam Jonas
Global Head and Managing Director, Autos and Shared Mobility
Morgan Stanley
Danny Shapiro
Sr. Director of Automotive
Gilbert Gagnaire
Stanley Young
Research Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wessel van der Pol
Application Engineer
Matt Lesh
Chief Commercial Officer
Meridian Autonomous
Ann Gergen
Executive Director
Adriano Alessandrini
University of Florence
Grayson Brulte
Founder & CEO
The Road to Autonomy
Ro Gupta
CEO, Co-founder
Brian O’Looney
Design Architect/Principal
Torti Gallas and Partners
Jerome Ludin
Principal Investigator
Washington State Transit Insurance Pool
Joseph A. Zigler
Central Jersey Insurance Assoc.
Bern Grush
Grush Niles Strategic
Fred Fishkin
Editor and Co-host
Techstination and the SmartDrivingCars Podcast