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PAVEcast is the official podcast of Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a nonprofit coalition working to raise the level of public knowledge about autonomous vehicle (self-driving car) technology. Join us for a conversation about the future of transportation. You can find us @PAVECampaign on social media or on the web at www.pavecampaign.org.

PAVEcast: A conversation about autonomous vehicles Partners for Automated Vehicle Education

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PAVEcast is the official podcast of Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, a nonprofit coalition working to raise the level of public knowledge about autonomous vehicle (self-driving car) technology. Join us for a conversation about the future of transportation. You can find us @PAVECampaign on social media or on the web at www.pavecampaign.org.

    PAVECast: AV Operations in Texas - Part 1

    PAVECast: AV Operations in Texas - Part 1

    Today, most autonomous trucking companies in the U.S. are operating in Texas, and several have announced they will start running driverless routes in the state by the end of 2024. In this PAVECast, you'll learn why companies are focusing on Texas, how the regulatory framework in place today is welcoming this technology, and what’s in store for the future.

    Guests include:
    Marc Williams, Executive Director of TxDOT
    Chris Urmson, Founder and CEO of Aurora
    John Esparza, President and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association

    • 47 min
    PAVE Europe: Scaling Autonomous Driving in Hamburg

    PAVE Europe: Scaling Autonomous Driving in Hamburg

    In this episode of the PAVECast, we embark on a glimpse into Hamburg's future of transportation. By 2030, Hamburg aims to introduce 10,000 autonomous shuttles as part of a modern on-demand transport service that supplements the classic public bus and rail transport system with a new product and represents an attractive alternative to private cars. The shuttles, bookable via an app, provide a safe and scalable solution, addressing urban and rural mobility needs. 

    You'll learn how this ambitious project sets the stage for a transformative, sustainable, and inclusive future of urban mobility in Hamburg.

    Guests include:
    Tobias Brzoskowski, Director, New Mobility Solutions Hamburg
    Jonas Wigger, Public Affairs Manager, MOIA

    • 44 min
    PAVECast: U.S. and U.K. Perspectives on AVs and Insurance

    PAVECast: U.S. and U.K. Perspectives on AVs and Insurance

    In this PAVECast, we delve into the relationship between AVs, insurance, and public policy on both sides of the Atlantic. Our experts discuss the evolving landscape of AV technology, as well as its implications for insurers, policymakers, and the public in both the U.S. and the U.K.

    Guests include:
    Mike Nelson, Founder and Chairman of Quantiv Risk
    Russ Galbraith, Chief Deputy Insurance Commissioner at the Arkansas Insurance Department
    Rebecca Marsden, Vice President of Commercial Finance at Oxa
    Tony Cotto, Director of Auto and Underwriting Policy at NAMIC

    • 50 min
    PAVE Europe: Charting the Road Ahead: Public Engagement for a Transformative Autonomous Mobility Future

    PAVE Europe: Charting the Road Ahead: Public Engagement for a Transformative Autonomous Mobility Future

    This virtual panel session aims to delve into the pivotal role of public engagement in shaping a safe and sustainable era of autonomous vehicles (AVs). We will explore the intricate dynamics of highly automated vehicles, investigating human factors influencing design and considerations for Human-Machine Interface (HMI).
    Our panelists will provide valuable insights into the interaction of road users with new technologies, emphasizing the critical role this plays in seamlessly integrating autonomous vehicles into daily life. We aim to comprehend public sentiment towards AVs and their potential impact on urban landscapes, considering the perspectives of various road users.
    Our discussion will encompass diverse perspectives from communities regarding the behavior and operation of urban self-driving buses, shuttles, and other vehicles. These insights will be instrumental in molding the future of transportation. We will also unravel the far-reaching implications of community expectations on the evolution of self-driving vehicles, aligning these insights with the broader vision for the future of transport and mobility.
    Moreover, we will explore the recent experience of EU large scale demontrations, uncovering how autonomous technologies can enhance and revolutionize traditional modes of public transportation and Operators. Our discussion will extend to the impacts on business and governance models, public-private partnerships, the role of cities, and user needs.

    Panellists:
    Henriette Cornet, Autonomous Mobility ExpertNick Reed, Founder at Reed Mobility; Chief Road Safety Adviser at National HighwaysNatasha Merat, Professor, Human factors and  Transport Systems, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

    • 58 min
    How Amazon is Redefining Transportation: A Fireside Chat

    How Amazon is Redefining Transportation: A Fireside Chat

    Amazon, which is one of PAVE’s newest members, is redefining transportation through a global system that promotes safety and sustainability. 
    For our first PAVEcast of 2024, we sat down with Tim Goodman, Amazon’s Associate General Counsel, Worldwide Road Safety and Compliance. Tim  highlighted Amazon’s approach and what the AV sector may learn from its approach, including leveraging technology and innovation for road safety.

    • 30 min
    PAVE Europe: Testing Autonomous Solutions: Safety Validation for Highly Automated Vehicles

    PAVE Europe: Testing Autonomous Solutions: Safety Validation for Highly Automated Vehicles

    Testing Autonomous Solutions in Highly Automated Vehicles represents a pivotal frontier in the ever-evolving landscape of transportation technology. As the world hurtles toward an era of unprecedented innovation, ensuring the safety and reliability of highly automated vehicles takes center stage. The complexity of testing autonomous solutions stems from the intricate interplay between cutting-edge technologies and the unpredictable nature of real-world scenarios. In the realm of highly automated vehicles, where artificial intelligence meets physical mobility, the stakes are high, and comprehensive testing methodologies are paramount. Highly automated vehicles must undergo testing for function and safety, have their conformity with legal regulations certified, and prove their quality.
    Join us, as industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators converge to explore with us the critical aspects of testing and validating autonomous solutions. From cutting-edge simulation techniques to real-world testing scenarios, our panelists will delve into the strategies, methodologies, and regulatory frameworks that drive the development and deployment of autonomous technologies. The panel is moderated by Lukas Neckermann – Co-founder and Board Observer of PAVE Europe.

    Moderator: Lukas Neckermann, NSA and PAVE Europe
    Panelists:
    Joachim Taiber, Managing Director - International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS)Siddartha Khastgir, Professor and Head of Verification & Validation – University of WarwickRudolf Gerlach, Manager Global Regulations and Business-Development Type Approval Technology Center Traffic Safety - TÜV Rheinland

    • 58 min

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