Conference on Self-Driving Cars in CT Oct 12 in Stamford: Free, Open to the Public

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Connecticut municipal planners, transportation professionals, business leaders, and lawmakers will discuss how autonomous vehicles will transform the state’s economy and transportation infrastructure at an Oct. 12 conference at the University of Connecticut campus in Stamford.

The Autonomous Vehicle Forum, sponsored by AAA Northeast, is open to the public.

— an announcement from AAA Northeast

Another goal of the conference, titled “Navigating Our Transportation Future: Preparing Connecticut for Autonomous Vehicles,” is to address how Connecticut policymakers should facilitate this new technology.

If You’re Going …

  • The forum will take place Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the University of Connecticut Stamford Campus, 1 University Place, Stamford. Doors open at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served.
  • The event is free.
  • Because space is limited, please register for the free conference online, here. For more information, call 203-937-2595, ext.4605.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a featured speaker, will present a federal perspective on the future of self-driving vehicles in this country.

Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, will join state Sen. Carlo Leone of Stamford (D-27);  Avery Ash, head of autonomous mobility for INRIX, and Pete Calcaterra, the state Transportation Department’s autonomous and connected car coordinator,  among other speakers at the conference.

AAA sponsored conference Navigating Our Transportaton Future

Stamford is one of four Connecticut cities expected to be pilot municipalities for autonomous vehicles.


9 to 10 a.m.: registration and networking

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m: program (lunch included)

Speakers Include:

  • U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • State Senator Carlo Leone
  • Stamford Chief of Transportation, Traffic and Parking Jim Travers
  • ConnDOT Transportation Planner and AV/CV Coordinator, Peter Calcaterra
  • INRIX’s Head of Autonomous Mobility, Avery Ash
  • AAA National’s Managing Director of Automotive Engineering, John Nielsen
  • RPA’s Vice President for State Programs/Connecticut Director, Melissa Kaplan-Macey
  • Attorney at Akerman and Connecticut Autonomous Vehicle Task Force member, Gail Gottehrer

The event is free and lunch is included, but space is limited, so get your tickets now!

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