2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Robot Cars and Sharing: Road Rage or Smooth Sailing?

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8ABC
531 E 4th St

A panel of big transportation thinkers unpack the impact of autonomous cars, gig-economy-driven fleets and car sharing: new convenience for many, but hot button issues with urban planners and lawmakers. Will “robot” vehicles and car-sharing ease up traffic, pollution and save on fuel? Or will they clog up already overtaxed roads and the environment?

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Frederick Soo



Frederick Soo is CTO and co-founder of NAUTO, Inc., a transportation and machine-learning startup based out of Palo Alto, CA. NAUTO is bringing to market the connected camera for professional driv...

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Marianne Wu

Managing Dir, Software Ventures

GE Ventures

Marianne Wu invests in leading software companies that share GE's vision of connecting the physical and virtual worlds by applying the power of cloud, big data, and connected devices to real world ...

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Shad Laws at SXSW

Shad Laws

Innovation Project Mgr

Renault-Nissan Aliance/Renault Innovation Silicon Valley

Shad Laws joined Renault in Silicon Valley as an Innovation Project Manager in 2013. He is currently leading Renault's autonomous driving efforts in California, collaborating with academic labs, w...

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