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Science on the Square: Science Café – The Future of Transportation

Friday10/186:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you heard of the automated shuttle that will be coming to Madison in 2020? Do you follow the news with new car technologies? Are you interested in how cities can operate smarter?

Join us at Colectivo Coffee for coffee samples and conversation with experts in the field of automated, connected, electric and shared (ACES) vehicles and how they will impact Madison, the United States and the rest of the world. Presenters representing the public sector, the private sector and academia will be available to provide info and answer your questions about the future of transportation. A Colectivo barista will also be on hand to provide pour over samples of their award winning coffee.

Presenters include:

Jon Riehl, UW-Madison, Traffic Operations and Safety Lab
Title: Automated vehicles in Wisconsin
Topics: Automated vehicle technology, the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds, the WiscAV ACES Shuttle/CapEast Connector

Yang Tao, City of Madison, Traffic Engineering
Title: Building a Smart Madison for Shared Prosperity
Topics: Smart Cities, connected vehicles, the Park Street Connected Corridor

Kris Canto, American Family, Sustainability
Title: A sustainable future for transportation in Wisconsin
Topics: Sustainability, electric and shared vehicles, public-private partnerships to advance technology

Rob Fischer, Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association
Title: Why Automated Vehicles, why now, and when will they arrive?
Topics: Automated driving systems, planning for ACES (automated, connected, electric, shared) future

Event Details:

Event Category: Eating & Drinking Technology, Math & Engineering
Event Features: Madison
Event Type: Open Houses and Tours
Age: All ages
Admission: Free


Colectivo Coffee
25 S. Pinckney
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-0474


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