The Program

6th SmartDrivingCars Summit Topic Matrix
ScopeProof of
Concept & Technology
Proof of
Proof of
Policy / People / Politics

Advanced Driver-Assistance System

(For those who give themselves a RIDE)

  • ADAS in the Market Today
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Human-machine Interactions
  • Driver Engagement
  • Demand for ADAS Vehicles
  • Software-Defined Vehicles
  • Insurance for ADAS
  • Making Liabilities / Driving Policies for ADAS
  • NHTSA Regulations

Driverless Mobility-as-a-Service

(For those who need a RIDE)

  • AV Scalability
  • AV Deployments in US, Europe, China
  • AV Safety Metrics and Benchmarks
  • Product Market Fit
  • Optimal Operational Design Domains
  • Local Politics and Community Engagement
  • Learning from AZ / CA / FL / TX

Unlocking the Autonomy Economy

(Pieces of the Puzzle to Scale Autonomous Mobility)

  • Chips, Compute, and Data Centers
  • Autonomous Trucking
  • Autonomy in Private Land
  • The last “10 miles”, “1 mile”, and “50 feet” of automated delivery
  • Making Policies for Robotic Hauling
  • Workforce Development
  • Mobility Investment of SmartDrivingCars
  • New Insurance Models
  • Autonomy – an Economic Multiplier?
8:00 am8:30 am
8:30 am8:40 am
Welcoming Remarks
Alain Kornhauser
Princeton University
Camille Kamga
UTRC and SEMPACT (Region 2 UTC)
Christine O'Brien
Insurance Council of New Jersey
8:40 am9:10 am
Keynote: The Big Picture
Current State, Challenges, and Future Outlook of AVs
9:10 am9:30 am
9:50 am10:10 am
10:10 am10:30 am
All day
10:30 am12:00 pm
Deep Dive: Venture Investments in Mobility and SmartDrivingCars
A view from the VC community




Jay M. Ferriero
Capital Automotive
Steve Greenfield
Automotive Ventures
Mark Norman
FM Capital
Cliff Banks
12:20 pm1:30 pm
Lunch Fireside Chat: Safety Achievements in ADAS and Driverless Mobility
Proof of Technology

ADAS (for those who drive themselves) and Driverless MaaS are two orthogonal lineages of businesses for SmartDrivingCars. This fireside chat with two leading entities of ADAS and Driverless technologies aims to use numbers and facts to compare head-to-head the latest safety achievements…

Mark R Rosekind
Former NHTSA Administrator
1:20 pm2:50 pm
Deep Dive: The State of Computer-Chauffeured Mobility in 2024
Proof of Concept + Market + Politics





Matthew W. Daus
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
Bernard Soriano
California DMV
Mark Stewart
Chandler City Council
3:00 pm4:30 pm
Deep Dive: Logistics 2.0 – Envisioning the Autonomy Economy
Proof of Concept + Market + Politics




Grayson Brulte
The Road to Autonomy
Senator Jeff Brandes
Florida Policy Project
Dick Mudge
Compass Transportation and Technology
8:40 am9:00 am
Europe Update

Speaker: Adriano Alessandrini (Università di Firenze)

Adriano Alessandrini
University of Florence
9:00 am9:20 am
9:20 am9:40 am
A View from the Investor Community

Views on SmartDrivingCars from a prominent investor

10:30 am12:00 pm
Deep Dive: Consumer-available ADAS in 2024
Consumer acceptance of ADAS and other safety technologies





Sheldon Sandler
Bel Air Partners
Rob Cochran
#1 Cochran Automotive
Jonathan S. Sobel
Ford Financial Fund
All day
12:30 pm1:20 pm
Lunch Plenary (What governments can do NOW to make automated driving successful for society)
Moderator: Bryant Walker Smith

View from White House, Congress and State Government Representatives

Bryant Walker Smith
University of South Carolina
Diana Furchtgott-Roth
The George Washington University
Bernard Soriano
California DMV
Mark Stewart
Chandler City Council
1:20 pm2:50 pm
Deep Dive: Scaling Autonomous Mobility to Give Rides for Communities
Proof of Concept + Market + Politics

This session, built on the thesis that "full autonomy => scalability => affordability => equity" aims to gather experts in operational design, community engagement, and policymakers to deep dive into the deployment opportunities for driverless mobility in 21st century:    

What are the optimal operational design domains …
Jerry He
UTRC and SEMPACT (Region 2 UTC)
Stephen E. Still
University at Buffalo

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