SAE International Sponsors AV Technology Panels at World Safety Summit

Panels to Address Commercialization and Public Safety Issues Regarding Autonomous Vehicles

WARRENDALE, Pa. (September 24, 2019) – SAE International announces it will sponsor two expert-led panel discussions at the Velodyne Lidar World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology, which will be held on October 2, 2019, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The World Safety Summit gathers leaders from across the industry to discuss the biggest hurdles for mass adoption of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. As part of the summit, industry leaders will connect with the general public to advance consumer awareness on how AVs will revolutionize transportation through lively discussions as well as a chance to experience a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle.  
“At SAE International, we are committed to supporting our partner organizations in building the public’s confidence in automated vehicle technologies and the best way to do that is to invite them to take a ride in one,” said Dr. Raman Venkatesh, Executive Vice President and COO, SAE International. “Velodyne has been a tremendous partner for the SAE Demo Days so we are proud to support the World Safety Summit to give people a hands-on experience with automated vehicles and the chance to learn from key business, government, public safety and community leaders about the future of mobility.”
Additionally, the summit will feature seven panel sessions that will explore topics such as the AV testing process, how to address confusing terminology related to vehicle autonomy and safety, education and public engagement and cybersecurity.
SAE International’s sponsored panels will include:
  • The Business of Autonomy – The future of numerous industries will rely on fleets of self-driving cars. Panelists will discuss what is happening within their organizations, their visions for the future and how stakeholders must come together to establish and meet standards for safety, regulation, and technology.
  • The Voice of the AV Rider – During this panel, recent riders from SAE’s Demo Days at WCX will share their personal “before and after” experiences of riding in a self-driving car for the first time. This panel will also explore the media perspective about AVs, consumer opinion and public adoption.
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