Virtual Event Explores Autonomous Vehicle Safety

February 24, 2021 | Events, News, UToday, Engineering
By Staff

The ninth and latest in the Technology Takes the Wheel series delves into the safety of the increasing number of autonomous vehicles globally and how that impacts the engineering community.

Titled “Keeping Pedestrians Safe in an AV World,” the free, educational seminar runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, via Webex.

Co-sponsored by the UToledo College of Engineering and AAA Northwest Ohio, the virtual event’s guest speakers include:

•  James Jenness, associate director and manager of Human Factors Research, Westat;

•  Assam Alzookery, founder and CEO of Intvo; and

•  Bastien Beauchamp, CEO of !important.

There will be an additional panel discussion that features the speakers from the first hour as well as guests Laurie Adams, managing principal and director of Traffic/Safety, DGL Consulting; and Marc Dilsaver, project manager, city of Marysville, Ohio.

“This event will showcase some of the cutting-edge strategies in machine learning and algorithm development that can safeguard pedestrians in our increasingly distracted driving environment,” said Patricia Relue, associate dean for research and graduate studies in the UToledo College of Engineering.

“As always, this event will focus on an important issue related to smart mobility and represents a wonderful collaboration between the UToledo College of Engineering and our regional Technology Takes the Wheel partners,” said Dr. Mike Toole, dean of the UToledo College of Engineering. “This series has let the UToledo College of Engineering, our partners and the Toledo area shine for all to see as our region’s citizens and leaders have learned about the opportunities and challenges associated with the growth of smart mobility.”

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