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THE 2017 WASHINGTON AUTO SHOW ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF SPEAKERS FOR INAUGURAL PUBLIC POLICY PRE-SHOW EVENT: MOBILITYTALKS INTERNATIONAL

(WASHINGTON) Automated technologies will soon revolutionize the driving experience, connecting drivers with city infrastructure for smarter and safer transportation. In preparation for this revolution, The Washington Auto Show® will present MobilityTalks International® —a preshow symposium that will address government regulatory best practices in the field of new mobility, while allowing innovation to flourish – on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The program, which will advance the 10-day public show that opens Friday, Jan. 27, will include a full-day peer-to-peer exchange with multiple breakout sessions in cybersecurity, spectrum sharing, standards cooperation, human machine interface and digital cities will be followed by a networking reception and a Capitol Hill forum. Geared toward those working in government, industry and media, MobilityTalks International will also feature the Interactive Mobility Experience Ride & Drive at RFK Stadium, with vehicles furnished by the U.S. Department of Transportation and several OEM’s. Among those addressing the gathering are thought leaders from government and industry, including startups and major manufacturers, including:

  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.), co-chair of the Senate Smart Transportation Caucus, who will offer welcoming remarks;
  • Ian Yarnold, who leads the International Vehicle Standards Division of the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport;
  • Doug Patton, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Denso International America; president-elect of SAE International
  • Sascha Simon, Founder and CEO of Driversiti, an award-winning startup charting a mobile safety platform;
  • Dan Galves, Chief Communications Officer of Mobileye, which is mapping driver assistance and automated technologies;
  • John Maddox, CEO of the American Center for Mobility, an Ann Arbor-based center for research and testing automated vehicle technologies;
  • Matthew Eggers, Executive Director for Cybersecurity Policy in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department;
  • Jack Pokrzywa, SAE’s Manager of Ground Vehicle Standards;
  • Robert Puentes, President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank promoting innovation in transportation policy; and
  • Brad Miller, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the National Automobile Dealers Association.
  • Italian, Japanese & French government regulators.
  • Joe White, Transportation Editor, Reuters, will be the moderator for the Wednesday Capitol Hill Panel.

Known as the “public policy show” on the auto industry circuit, The Washington Auto Show® convenes leaders in industry and government to tackle the most pressing issues facing the automotive sector over the course of its Public Policy Preview Days. The largest consumer show in D.C., The Washington Auto Show (www.washingtonautoshow.com) will open to the public from Friday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 5.

To register and book your room, go to https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowWAA171. Or for more information, call Customer Service toll free at 800-424-5249. International registrants, please call 847-996-5829.