SAE International Partners with Aurora for First-Ever Pittsburgh Meetup on Automated Vehicle Technology

SAE International is proud to partner with Aurora to hold its first Pittsburgh Meetup on Innovations in Mobility. The Meetup series is designed to promote the accelerated advancement and development of next generation vehicles (ground and air) and their supporting technologies and infrastructure.

Presented by SAE – the Innovations in Mobility Meetup will feature speakers from Aurora, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) Coalition. It will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Aurora, 113 47th Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Speakers include:
  • Sterling Anderson, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Aurora. Anderson will talk about the great impact self-driving vehicles will make on cities and people, and the unique approach Aurora is taking to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.
  • Karina Ricks, Inaugural Director of the new Department of Mobility and Infrastructure for the City of Pittsburgh. Director Ricks will share key initiatives around the city’s plan for a “complete network” that serves all modes of transportation and encourages more sustainable travel choices plus programs to manage emerging transportation including shared services and autonomous vehicles.
  • Tara Andringa, PAVE Coalition Manager. Andringa will share the mission and vision for PAVE plus details on the partnership with SAE to bring “hands on” demonstrations to cities across the nation. Newly launched on January 7 at CES, PAVE is a broad coalition of leading industry, non-profit and academic institutions seeking to inform the public and policymakers about the potential and the reality of advanced vehicle technologies and automated vehicles.
This Meetup will include networking, food and beverages.

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Sterling Anderson

Karina Ricks

Tara Adringa
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