Coffee & Conversation 2.0: Autonomous Vehicles and Road Safety

Students, faculty, and researchers alike are invited to participate in this CSCRS Speaker Series that explores “what will become of the world when autonomous vehicles rule the road?” 

September 10

Autonomous Vehicles and Public Health
Speaker: Laura Sandt, Director, CSCRS, UNC-CH

September 24

Automated Vehicles and the Vision for Safety: A Federal and Industry Perspective
Speaker: Michael Clamann, Sr. Human Factors Engineer, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, UNC-CH

October 8

North Carolina’s Automated Vehicle Proving Ground
Speaker: Dennis Jernigan, Director of Highway Operations, North Carolina Department of Transportation

October 22

Automated Vehicles and the Long Tailpipe: Are AVs an Environmental Silver Bullet?
Speaker: John Hodges-Copple, Regional Planning Director, Triangle J Council of Governments

November 19

Mobility for All: The Allure of Automation
Speaker: Allie Thomas, Assistant Professor, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH

November 26

Can the Robot See Me? Interactions between Automated Vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users
Speaker: Tab Combs, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC-CH

December 3

Beyond the Trolley Problem: Why Vehicles Must Be Ethical
Speaker: Kurt Gray, Associate Professor, UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC-CH