What’s Next? Transportation in an Automated/Connected World

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Join The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on September 29 at 7:00pm for an enlightening panel discussion and Q&A led by nationally recognized experts in policy, safety, and technology from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Will we still be “driven to drive” 10 to 20 years from now? That is the question transportation researchers, urban planners, policy makers, and social and behavioral scientists are exploring. The advent of self-driving vehicles and connected roadway systems could be truly transformative, with the potential to significantly change U.S. transportation. The question is not if such vehicles will be on Texas roadways—but when.

There are many outstanding questions and issues regarding what’s next. How will these vehicles improve safety and mobility? How should the roadway adapt and support the technology to improve safety and reliability? How will connected and automated vehicles transform our roadway system?  How will they influence land use and development patterns? What are the public policy and data security implications in deploying these new technologies? And how accepting will drivers be of getting out from behind the wheel of their vehicles?

The event is free but seating is limited. Following the event, attend a reception in the rotunda. To reserve your place, email reservations.bush@nara.gov, call (979) 691-4014, or by simply click on the registration link below.