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Webinar: Realizing Self-Driving Vehicles

December 1, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Self-driving vehicles will save lives, save time, and offer mobility to those who otherwise don’t have it. Eventually they will reshape the way we live in, and move through, our communities and cities.

A dedicated team at Google has spent the last five years moving self-driving vehicles[external link]closer to a reality. New algorithms, increased processing power, innovative sensors, and massive amounts of data enable these vehicles to see further, understand more, and handle a wide variety of challenging driving scenarios.

Google’s vehicles have driven over one million miles on highways and suburban and urban streets. Through this journey, Dr. Chris Urmson and his team have learned a lot-not just about how to drive, but about interacting with drivers, users, and others on the road, and about what it takes to bring incredibly complex system to fruition.

During this talk, Urmson will share some fun stories and lessons, along with Google’s vision for how these vehicles will become a reality. This event is part of Volpe’s newest thought leadership series, Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation. This series will inform the ongoing national dialogue onBeyond Traffic, U.S. DOT’s 30-year framework for the future.


December 1, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




U.S. DOT Volpe Center

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