The 2019 Automated Vehicles Symposium followed a similar blueprint to past years, but with a location change from California to Orlando, Florida. The plenary and poster presentations, as well as breakout discussions, offered participants the most accurate and current information about the worldwide development and deployment of road vehicle automation systems. This makes the symposium an essential gathering for industry professionals, government officials, and researchers in this field.
Many people are aware that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has established the Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) initiative to develop autonomous vehicle technology on public roads. This effort has laid the groundwork for implementation and has actively engaged stakeholders, prompting several research and pilot projects, as well as promoting consumer awareness of the autonomous vehicles market’s evolution. This makes Florida an ideal testing ground for autonomy and a perfect location to host the Automated Vehicles Symposium in 2019.
The Automated Vehicles Symposium is a cosponsored event by the Transportation Research Board, an operating unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International helps to make this event possible as well. This symposium stands out among other automated vehicle events due to its wide variety of breakout sessions that include topics such as safety and energy/environmental impacts of AVs. There are many more unique sessions available all designed to give attendees insight into current trends within the industry.
Attendees of the Automated Vehicles Symposium will have access to more than 50 booth spaces and hundreds of networking events with fellow industry professionals and coworkers. It’s an investment of time and money well spent for those interested in learning about and influencing the future of automated vehicles.