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How Autonomous Vehicles will Change the Way you Drive

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Kati Rubinyi

Aravind Kailas

Aravind Kailas

Sam Morrissey, MBA, PE, TE

Sam Morrissey, MBA, PE, TE


Mark your calendars as the ADM will present a present a program featuring a panel of speakers that will discuss “How Autonomous Vehicles will Change the way you Drive”.
The panel will be led by Mr. Sam Morrissey PE, TE and Assistant Vice President of the ITERIS Group, which is engaged in the development of Transportation Systems in Los Angeles and other places in the nation.
In addition to the autonomous driving features being developed by car manufacturers, there have been programs in L.A. testing Autonomous trucs, and activity by Uber, Apple, Google, Microsoft and the traffic planning departments of local cities. There is no doubt about it, whether you own a vehicle with autonomous driving features or not, you will be affected by the changes that are being developed. Attend this lecture to learn what is ahead

Speaker Bios:

Kati Rubinyi:   Kati is the founder of Civic Projects, a consulting firm specializing in sustainable mobility and urban planning. Before starting Civic Projects, Kati carried out creative research and policy planning as a consultant to municipal clients. Kati is a former licensed architect who worked on building project phases from design through implementation.  An interest in the overlap between the design and planning of the city and car design led Kati to initiate and realize the publication of the book The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future, a lively compilation of essays on the future of cars, streets and public policy in Southern California. Kati was a correspondent for the online journals Telematics Update Automotive and Open Mobile Media, writing articles on advanced mobility topics including autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, Vision Zero, intelligent transportation systems, user based insurance, the future of parking and Smart Cities.  Kati will be speaking on the following topics:

  • What is a connected and autonomous vehicle and when are they coming?
  • What about safety regulations around connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • How are cities changing?

Sam Morrissey:  Sam Morrissey, MBA, PE, TE is an Associate Vice President with Iteris, and manages the Mobility Services group, providing operational planning support to make innovative transportation solutions a reality in cities.  Sam’s focus includes evolving discussions and advisory services provided to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), County agencies, and local jurisdictions related to connected and autonomous vehicles.  Sam is also a lecturer at UCLA.  Prior to joining Iteris, Sam served as Manager of Parking and Traffic for the City of Santa Monica, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the City’s transportation and parking network.  While working for the City of Santa Monica, Sam also served on the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC), where he developed and approved experiments with new traffic control technologies.  Throughout his career, Sam has managed planning and engineering projects in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, and Washington.  He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Hawaii, and a registered Traffic Engineer in California.  Sam received his BS in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and his MBA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Sam will be speaking on the following topics:

  • What are the current developments in the public sector related to connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • What are particular challenges faced by local agencies in Southern California related to connected and autonomous vehicles?
  • What should public agencies be doing to prepare for connected and autonomous vehicles?

 Aravind Kailas:  Dr. Aravind Kailas heads the Volvo Group California activities to strengthen organic innovation and competence in digitized trucking topics, and is a member of the CTO Office. Dr. Kailas has been instrumental in the establishment of a fully functional office in California to tap into the technology, business, and policy innovations impacting the auto industry. He has spearheaded Volvo’s technology policy and outreach efforts in the connected and autonomous vehicles spaces, and also initiated all truck platooning R&D activities in North America to shape the legislative and market landscapes. Dr. Kailas is also an Instructor in the Global Logistics Program at California State University, Long Beach. He has previously held positions at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, QUALCOMM, Inc., DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., and General Electric. He is an award-winning and internationally-published subject-matter expert, and has earned degrees in Applied Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Aravind will be speaking on the following topics:

  • What are the current advancements in autonomous trucks and freight?
  • How will autonomous freight vehicles operate on roadways?
  • What are the implications for passenger vehicles with autonomous freight vehicles on the roads?


September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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