March 11, 2017
C3 Smart Mobility Showcase
Make time in your busy schedule to see and hear the latest mobility trends at the C3 Group’s fourth-annual Smart Mobility Showcase.
Learn from the top thought leaders and innovators in the space how technology is reshaping transportation.
The C3 Group Smart Mobility Showcase will feature the latest generation connected cars, e-vehicles and mobility technology at Austin’s premier music venue, Empire Garage.
Program and Schedule
12:00 – 1:30 pm
VIP Lunch and Showcase Preview (By Invitation Only)
Welcoming Remarks: Austin Mayor Steven Adler
General Admission Opens
Opening Remarks: Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder,
1:45 – 2:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Exoskeletons, Mood-Shifting Commuters
and Next-Gen Connected Cars
- While autonomous vehicles promise to vastly improve mobility people for who can’t physically drive due to disabilities, innovative exoskeleton walking-assist devices can enhance access outside the car.
- Many of us spend hours behind the wheel each week, usually in stressful situations such as heavy traffic. Hyundai and renown human-centric design firm IDEO are exploring a multisensory approach to mood enhancement to help soothe the savage commuter.
- To handle the massive amount of data required for next-generation connected and autonomous cars, Hyundai and Cisco are reimagining vehicle architecture and systems.
John Suh, Vice President, Hyundai Ventures
Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
2:00 – 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion: How Smart Mobility Can Remake Cities
Last year’s US DOT Smart City Challenge galvanized mayors, municipalities and their private industry partners and revealed how technology can solve problems ranging from traffic congestion to disparity in access to affordable mobility for all citizens. And it helped promote new urban mobility solutions such as ride-share vans to self-driving shuttles. In this session, industry innovators explore how technology can be harnessed to make urban mobility more efficient, equitable and scalable and help cities run smoother and smarter.
Ali Vahabzadeh, CEO, Chariot
Jessica Robinson, Director, City Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Andy Cantú, Director, Regional Mobility, Austin Chamber of Commerce
2:30 – 2:45 pm
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Special Presentation: The Path Towards Seamless Autonomous Mobility, Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
Developed from NASA technology, Nissan’s Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system partners in-vehicle artificial intelligence (AI) with human support to help autonomous vehicles make decisions in unpredictable situations and build the knowledge of in-vehicle AI. This technology will enable millions of driverless cars to co-exist with human drivers in an accelerated timeline.
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Paving the Road for Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are here and already rolling around some cities. But are our roads and infrastructure ready for the technology? And how will humans handle giving up control of their cars and sharing the streets with robo-taxis? While the overall benefits of AVs are clear – fewer accidents, less traffic, reduced emissions – how will humans and self-driving cars interact, what happens when connectivity and detailed mapping aren’t available and who will be liable in a crash? Peer into the future with this group of experts to find out.
Rebecca Lindland, Executive Analyst, Kelley Blue Book
Gregory D. Winfree, Agency Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Maarten Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley
Monali Shah, Director, Global Intelligent Transportation Solutions, HERE
3:30 – 3:45 pm
3:45 – 4:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Solving the Urban Parking Problem Via Sensors, Data and the Cloud
It’s estimated that a large portion of city traffic – and a great deal of pollution, wasted gas and driver frustration – comes from motorists circling the block looking for parking or idling while waiting for someone to pull out of a spot. By using existing vehicle sensors, data analytics and cloud computing, Bosch plans to take the pain out of finding parking and the stress out of driving in cities. Learn how the technology is already being applied in Germany and when it may come to a city near you.
Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC
Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
4:00 – 4:15 pm
Special Presentation: Big Data Drives Smarter AV Decisions, Avery Ash, Autonomous Vehicle Market Strategist, INRIX
4:15 – 4:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Smart Cities and Data-Driven Deployment of Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) promise to deliver broad-reaching benefits for cities by reducing traffic congestion, cutting carbon emissions and saving thousands of lives lost in car accidents each year. But unlocking the full potential of this technology will require unprecedented public and private sector collaboration – and cities to think “smarter” about planning the deployment of AVs. Stakeholders from the public and private sector discuss how big data about mobility trends can be leveraged to understand of where AVs can be best positioned to provide maximum benefit to cities and their citizens.
Pete Bigelow, Technology and Mobility Editor, Car and Driver
Rob Spillar, Transportation Director, City of Austin
Avery Ash, Autonomous Vehicle Market Strategist, INRIX
Laura Schewel, ounder and CEO, StreetLight Data
4:45 – 5:00 pm
Closing Remarks, Doug Newcomb, President and Cofounder, C3 Group
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Closing Reception: Music by Austin Recording Artist Brittany Shane
Special Evening Concert, Presented by C3 Group and Pioneer Electronics, Featuring:
Ruby & the Reckless
Steve Adler became Austin’s 52nd mayor in January 2015. An attorney, civic leader, and resident of Austin for more than four decades, Mayor Adler believes that Austin is a great city capable of doing big things.Read More
Monali Shah is the Director of Intelligent Transportation at HERE. HERE, the location cloud company, enables rich, real-time location applications and experiences for consumers, vehicles, enterprises and cities. Read More
Gregory D. Winfree
Gregory D. Winfree is Agency Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the most comprehensive higher education-affiliated transportation research center in the U.S. The Institute conducts research for the Texas D.O.T. and its research projects total about $61 million annually at all levels of government and the private sector.Read More
Prior to his USDOT appointments, Mr. Winfree served as Corporate Counsel for several Fortune 500 corporations for 17 years. Prior to his corporate legal work, Winfree was a Trial Attorney in the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. He started his legal career as an Associate at a prominent Washington, D.C.-based law firm, Venable, LLP.
Winfree is an innovator with design and utility patents to his credit. Much of his career aligns with organizations focused in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. He has spoken extensively on the importance of STEM education to the future transportation workforce. Winfree received his J.D. degree at Georgetown University and B.S. at St. John’s University.
Mike Mansuetti was named President of Robert Bosch LLC in July 2012. As President, Mansuetti works with Bosch’s business and sales organizations to guide growth strategy, focusing on cross-divisional opportunities and new business fields.Read More
Ali Vahabzadeh is the CEO and Co-Founder of Chariot, a crowdsourced network of commuter shuttles. Chariot serves thousands of riders daily with a mass transit solution that is fast, reliable and affordable.Read More
Jessica Robinson is Director, City Solutions at Ford Smart Mobility where she works with cities to identify new mobility solutions to meet current and future transportation needs.Read More
Rebecca Lindland serves as Executive Analyst for Kelley Blue Book. She oversees the creation and delivery of consultative, actionable and differentiated insights for automakers and advertising agencies.Read More
Robert Spillar serves as the City of Austin Transportation Director. As the lead mobility professional for the City of Austin, he is responsible for Austin’s multi-modal transportation portfolio and SMART City mobility programs.Read More
Dawn Manley is the Smart Machines Director of Strategic Marketing and Partnerships at Samsung’s Strategy and Innovation Center. She is responsible for developing and managing relationships across business units and with government, think tank, industry, and academic stakeholders.Read More
Andy Cantú leads the Austin Chamber’s policy and advocacy efforts on the issues of mobility and land use, including government relations at the local, state, and federal levels. He is especially interested in developing public-private partnership models in the smart cities space to optimize service deliveryRead More
John Suh is the Managing Director of Hyundai Ventures, which focuses on making strategic investments and business partnerships in the U.S. for the Hyundai Motor Company.Read More
Doug Newcomb is President and Founder of the C3 Group and a respected journalist who has been covering car technology for nearly three decades. In 2013 he formed the C3 Group and launched events in New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and at SXSW.Read More
Laura Schewel is Founder and CEO of StreetLight Data, a mobility analytics provider that transforms big data from mobile devices into useful analytics for transportation planning, retail site selection, and real estate development.Read More
Pete Bigelow is the Technology and Mobility Editor at Car and Driver magazine, where he covers developments related to autonomous vehicles, Smart Cities and the future of transportation.Read More
Avery Ash serves as Autonomous Vehicle Market Strategist for INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and intelligent movement. Ash leads the company’s engagement in Washington, D.C. Read More
Maarten leads a team of researchers at Nissan’s Research Center in Silicon Valley, tasked with developing autonomous vehicles (AVs), connected vehicles and Human-Machine Interaction and Interfaces.Read More