Government/Industry Meeting

January 18-20, 2022 │ Washington, District of Columbia & On-Demand


Updated 03/01/2022

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A Program Designed for Progress.

The Government/Industry Meeting technical program is designed to provide an open forum to discuss the critical impacts that legislation has on vehicle design from R&D to customer acceptance. This format enables government and industry alike to share their perspectives, help influence one another, and tackle challenges as a unified force. As government shifts standard and regulations, the automotive industry must be nimble and ready to adapt. This program was designed to enable just that.

Over three-plus days you will hear from government regulatory agencies and the OEM community addressing the latest areas of critical importance to the mobility industry. Critical issues include safety, emissions, fuel efficiency, and automated vehicles.

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Featured Workshops & Roundtables


NHTSA/SAE Cyber Security

Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The focus of this three-hour workshop is to engage government, industry, and academia in understanding three critical issues impacting cybersecurity. To aid in better understanding, each panel discussion will feature three to four subject matter experts sharing their insights on their respective area. These experts are working diligently to solve future problems, as well as ways to address these issues. We may never be ‘hack-free’, but we can make significant strides for improvement if we work together on lessons learned from different sectors addressing various issues.

Participation in this workshop is free, but you must register in advance.  No on-site registration will be available.

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Legislation, Regulations, Enforcement

Tuesday, January 18 | 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed to provide a high-level overview and resources related to motor vehicle safety and environment compliance. Topics include various regulatory authorities, voluntary agreements, and consumer information initiatives

  • Overview of US Legislation & Rulemaking Process 
  • The Executive Branch: Regulation of Motor Vehicle Safety  
  • The Executive Branch: Mobile Source Environment 
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The Road Ahead: How Recent Government Activity on Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Could Impact What We Do

Wednesday, January 19 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 

Congress recently enacted a major new infrastructure bill and other legislation which will significantly impact on how motor vehicles are designed, built, and used. In addition, President Biden issued an Executive Order last August setting a 2030 target for the sale of new plug-in motor vehicles and directing EPA and NHTSA to conduct several rulemakings addressing motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, fuel economy, conventional pollutants. In addition to highlighting the potential impacts of these federal legislative and regulatory initiatives, this roundtable will touch new CARB-related GHG and ZEV mandates and on how the President’s overarching environmental justice and equity priorities likely will be taken into account. 

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Leveling Up Safety

Thursday, January 20 | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. 

A conversation about research and challenges related to increased levels of driver automation assistance, from SAE level 0 to 5. Bringing about such questions as: What we have learned? How can existing technologies be improved? What catalysts could get us from one safety level to the next at all levels of driving automation: consumer ratings, voluntary agreements, regulation? Does leveling up in driving automation truly translate to improved safety? 

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Featured Speakers

Jennifer M. Granholm

Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Opening Remarks
Wednesday, January 19

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Regina "Gina" McCarthy

National Climate Advisor, White House

Wednesday, January 19 - 8:30 a.m.

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Janet McCabe

Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

Wednesday, January 19 - 12:30 p.m.

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Sterling Anderson

CPO & Co-Founder, Aurora

Thursday, January 20 - 8:30 a.m.

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Ann Carlson

Chief Counsel, NHTSA

Thursday, January 20 - 12:30 p.m.

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