Future of Cars

Is Iowa Ready for Cars of the Future

Ticket includes admission to the VIP Sneak Preview immediately following the conference. Be the first to see the All Iowa Auto Show while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and, the wine and beer bar. Experts from Iowa and beyond are coming together with vital information on what the future of cars means for Iowa and what city, county and state leaders need to know to be prepared. From connected and autonomous vehicles through infrastructure, policy and planning to safety, you will learn about it here.

Thursday, March 9 from 2 to 6 PM

William C Knapp Varied Industries Building



2 PM

Preparing Iowa Policy Makers for the Future of Transportation

Panelist: Scott Marler ‐ Director, Office of Traffic Operations, Iowa Department of Transportation

Panelist: Monali Shah ‐ Director, Global Intelligent Transportation Solutions, HERE, Inc.

Now is the time to lay the foundation for advanced technologies to create more efficient and safe road networks. Iowa DOT is leading this collaboration by working with HERE, a global supplier of digital map and location-based technologies, on a multi-phase project to develop automoated vehicle and freight movement technologies on a portion of I-380. Learn how this project may have applications in your community.
3:30 PM

What Makes a Smart City? Analytics in Action.

Panelist: Dylan Mullenix ‐ Assistant Director, Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization

Panelist: Ben Pierce – Transportation Technology National Lead for HDR Inc

What low hanging fruit in YOUR town would trigger an Advanced Transportation & Congestion Management Technologies Deployment grant? These experts have ideas that may surprise you.
5 PM

Ready or Not, Here it Comes. Autonomous Vehicle Evolution and Acceptance

Panelist: Jill Ingrassia ‐ Managing Director, Government Relations & Traffic Safety Advocacy ‐ American Automobile Association

Panelist: Dr. Dan McGehee ‐ Director, National Advanced Driving Simulator Laboratories Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Emergency Medicine, Occupational and Environmenntal Health at Univeristy of Iowa

Technological developments have leaped forward and are continuing, more quickly than ever. Did you notice it happening? How will you prepare for the future – which is not far way? This session observes the milestones and looks to a future where the players must keep their eye on a shifting goal.