Event Nov 16, 2017

Smart Technology, Autonomous Vehicles and Cities

National League of Cities’ City Summit

Best Best & Krieger attorney Gregory Rodriguez will be speaking at the National League of Cities’ City Summit.

“Getting Smart About Smart Technology Pilot Projects,” Moderator
“Smart” technology being deployed in cities today promises to save energy, ease traffic, simplify parking and bring many other benefits to cities. Pilot projects in emerging technologies, however, often come with pitfalls. Learn about the benefits of integrating transformative technologies into your city and how to conduct successful public outreach and education to help your project succeed. Panelists will share important policy and legal issues to consider when implementing new smart city initiatives, including privacy, cybersecurity, information sharing, data management and analysis, and insurance.
Thursday, Nov. 16
3:30 - 5 p.m.

“Connected Vehicles: Is Your City Ready for this New Technology?”, Panelist
Traffic congestion in many cities is crippling. But what if vehicles could travel more efficiently and safely by “talking” wirelessly with traffic lights, pedestrians and with each other? Could connected vehicles ease the traffic burden? To find out, the U.S. Department of Transportation will test connected vehicle technology in two major cities: New York and Tampa. The New York City pilot will be the largest in the nation, with more than 300 traffic signals talking to 8,000 vehicles and more than 100 pedestrians via personal devices. The Tampa pilot will feature 1,500 cars, 10 buses, 10 trolleys and 500 pedestrians with smartphone apps, and will deploy a variety of connected vehicle technologies to relieve congestion, reduce collisions and prevent wrong way crashes.
Saturday, Nov. 18
9 - 10:30 a.m.

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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