Autonomous Vehicles Serving Local Mobility Needs: Public Panel

Event Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 8:00am to 9:45am
Event Location: 
Yuhaaviatam of San Manuel Event Center
Presented by: 
ASU Office of Applied Innovation, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering TOMNET

As one of the nation’s largest metro areas with a reputation for exploring novel transportation solutions, Los Angeles is a well-qualified location to explore ways in which emerging transportation modalities such as autonomous vehicles can expand equity and opportunity, particularly for populations who have been historically mobility-disadvantaged. 

Using whatever mode of transportation suits you, we invite you to join us at the ASU California Center for a panel discussion with experts, decision-makers and stakeholders from across the public transit and transportation research and development realms to discuss how access to transportation — particularly autonomous vehicles (AVs) — can address existing challenges with public transportation systems and facilitate economic opportunity and well-being. 

This event is hosted by ASU’s Office of Applied Innovation, which identifies and applies emerging scientific, technological, design and policy innovations to expand access to economic and educational opportunity through partnerships between ASU and mission-driven institutions and entrepreneurs across the nation and around the world, and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering's TOMNET.

Moderators and panelists:

  • Marisa Walker, senior vice president for infrastructure, Institute for Automated Mobility, Arizona Commerce Authority.
  • Ram Pendyala, professor and director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, director of Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET).
  • Luke Tate, managing director, Office of Applied Innovation; professor of practice, School for the Future of Innovation in Society.