What: COVID-19 has forced many of us to re-evaluate our modes of transportation and how we choose to get around. Catching a bus or ride-share might suddenly seem riskier than driving alone. What does this mean for the future of self-driving cars? How has the pandemic helped drive the need for this innovation forward? Join Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) expert Andy Schaudt for a virtual discussion to learn about new technology and transportation trends that we could see down the road.

When: October 15, 2020, at 4 p.m. ET

Where: Virtual discussion via Zoom. Register here.

Submit your questions here in advance.

Who: Andy Schaudt, program director for the Center for Automated Vehicle Systems at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. He has two decades of experience in human factors, usability, systems design, business strategy and marketing having managed contracts for both federal and private sector organizations across numerous industries.

For more than 30 years, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has performed cutting-edge transportation safety and human factors research. In collaboration with industry leaders, VTTI researches the disruptive potential of automated and connected vehicles, driver distraction and attention, and the safety and usability of advanced in-vehicle devices.

Schedule an interview
To schedule an interview with our experts in advance of the public Zoom session, please email Shannon Andrea or call 703-399-9494.

About Tech on Tap
Learning happens everywhere. Tech on Tap is a regular community speaker series that informs, educates, and raises questions about the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and policy. Topics include the types of issues and problems Virginia Techʼs Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.


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