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Autonomous Seattle: The Robot Car in the Emerald City

This event is a program of the 2018 Seattle Design Festival. For more information on the festival and other programming related to this year’s theme of TRUST, go to: designinpublic.org

The initial rollout of autonomous vehicles (AV) is predicted to begin around 2025, gaining public acceptance by 2030 & largely replacing non-autonomous vehicles by 2040-2045.

Many tout the AV as a silver bullet, allowing drastic reductions in car ownership and parking, electric vehicle fleets, “working commutes,” and so on. But an AV is more accurately described as a “disruptor” rather than a “silver bullet,” potentially increasing both sprawl and traffic, and eviscerating mass transit use.

We must shape our cities, regions, and policies to guide the use of AVs in a sustainable manner to minimize—among other things—the developmental sprawl they could enable. What are policymakers doing to prepare for and shape the impacts of AVs in our region?

Panelists:
Jonathan Hopkins, Executive Director, Commute Seattle
Evan Corey Costagliola, New Mobility Program Manager, Seattle Dept. of Transportation
Darren Lamberti, Business Development Director, Best Mile
Jerome Unterreiner, Principal, HOK

Moderator:
Dylan Glosecki AIA, Architect, VIA

Details

Date
September 19
Time
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Price
Free

Organizer

AIA Seattle
Phone
(206) 448-4938
Website
www.aiaseattle.org

Venue

AIA Seattle
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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