The Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) is hosting an educational luncheon on Autonomous Vehicles featuring Princeton University’s Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Dr. Alain Kornhauser and PennDOT Policy Director, Roger Cohen, on December 2nd at the Chester Valley Golf Club from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Realizing the speed at which autonomous vehicles are emerging in the marketplace, such as UBER launching its first trial of autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh and USDOT announcing its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, TMACC Executive Director, Tim Phelps, advocates that now is the time to discuss the impact of autonomous vehicles on roads and the policies that need to be in place to encourage their growth, but keep the public safe.
“Autonomous and driverless vehicles are no longer science fiction; automakers are already incorporating autonomous technology into their cars. Knight Rider’s KITT is here,” stated Phelps. “We must engage planners, engineers, lawmakers and business leaders on these issues now to keep Chester County relevant and competitive.”
Dr. Kornhauser has been researching transportation and autonomous vehicle engineering for over 45 years at Princeton University. At the luncheon, he will address new policies for autonomous vehicles, how it will affect the future of transportation planning and infrastructure and why it is imperative that our leaders become actively engaged in the dialogue and partnerships that will propel this new form of transportation forward.
TMACC’s Fall Luncheon is sponsored by McMahon Associates, Inc; WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff; Burns Engineering; and American Council of Engineering Companies – Pennsylvania Chapter.
TMACC’s Fall Luncheon: Planning for an Autonomous Future
Friday, December 2nd
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Chester Valley Golf Club
430 W Swedesford Rd