Improving road safety: 1.35 million people die from vehicle crashes each year; 94% of US crashes are due to human error. Meet the road forward with leaders of Waymo, the autonomous vehicle division of Alphabet, which is operating the world’s first and only fully autonomous commercial ride-hail service available on the road today; and is also testing AV trucking; and Aurora, staffed by driving geeks with all-star cred and ideas.
Michelle Mallory Peacock is Global Head of Public Policy for Waymo. Her career has centred on growing government relations programs for large, small, established and startup companies in financial services, high tech and transportation.
Gerardo Interiano is Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Aurora, the company building self-driving technology to deliver the benefits of the future of transportation safely and quickly. He has more than fifteen years of advocacy, campaign, and legislative experience.
Sarah M. Kaufman is the Associate Director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, where she has researched and educated about cutting-edge technologies in transportation for nearly ten years. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Planning, teaching Intelligent Cities and Advanced Projects in Urban Planning.