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Tuesday, November 19 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dude, Where’s My Flying Car?

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It was only a year or so ago that futurists and technology futures companies were purporting that self-driving vehicles were within grasp; that adoption of this technology would be similar to that of the smart phone; and that the way people get around will drastically change. Why are we still working on similar concepts that our predecessors did 20 years ago, even 40 years ago? We haven’t even really begun to solve the engineering and technical challenges surrounding autonomous ground transportation, meanwhile the hype focus has elevated from ground transportation to drones. This fire-side chat will delve into why mobility technologies take longer to go to market than other similar innovations and how human experiential learning is a key enabler to us all getting our flying car eventually.

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Jason JonMichael

Assistant Director of Smart Mobility, City of Austin - Transportation Department
Jason JonMichael serves as the Assistant Director of Smart Mobility at the Austin Transportation Department where he leads a cross-functional team of mobility, technology, policy, data, and user experience specialists to deliver outcomes that improve mobility, safety and access to... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
Room 14