PUTTING HUMANS IN THE AV DRIVER’S SEAT: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES—PEOPLE, POLICY & LAW
Rome Ballroom, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Monday, April 1st 2019
8:00 – 8:45 Registration, Networking, Coffee & Pastries
8:45 – 9:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Co-Director of Transportation Technology & Society Research Group, UConn
Joseph MacDougald, Executive Director of Center for Energy & Environmental Law, UConn
Comments from Travelers, the Presenting Sponsor
9:00 – 9:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Speaker: Harriet Tregoning, Director of NUMO–the New Urban Mobility Alliance, introduced by Norman Garrick, Co-Director, Transportation Technology & Society Research Group, UConn
9:45 – 11:00 PANEL 1—INSIDE THE VEHICLE
Discussion of human interactions with autonomous vehicle technology, moderated by Kerry Marsh, Professor of Psychology, UConn.
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30 PANEL 2—AROUND THE VEHICLE
Discussion of the impact of AVs on the environment surrounding the vehicle moderated by Peter Kochenburger, Deputy Director of the Insurance Law Center, UConn.
Speakers: Peter Sexton, Associate General Counsel, Travelers Insurance; James Anderson, Director of Justice Policy Program, Rand Corporation; Michelle Raue, Vice President, Lyft.
12:30– 1:30 INTERACTIVE LUNCH—’HOPES & FEARS’ SURROUNDING AVs
Facilitator: Rebecca Townsend, Professor of Communication, University of Hartford, will invite attendees to discuss and provide input on their ‘hopes and fears’ surrounding AVs over the lunch session.
1:30 – 2:30 PANEL 3–AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE
Discussion of the broad societal impacts of emerging transportation technologies, moderated by Norman Garrick, Co-Director of TTS Research Group.
2:30 – 3:45 TOWN HALL SESSION
The session will begin with a summary of the ‘hopes and fears’ raised by Symposium participants and then move into an interactive session moderated by NPR Connecticut’s Lucy Nalpathanchil (Host of Where We Live). The topic of discussion with Carol Atkinson-Palombo, Adam Blank, and Jackie Lightfield–all of whom are members of the State of Connecticut’s Task Force on AVs–will be the factors that need to be considered in Connecticut’s formulation of policies to regulate AVs.
3:45 Ice Cream Reception