2016 Schedule

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

Autonomous Vehicles and the American City

Tuesday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 1-2
310 E 5th ST


The technology world is infatuated by the notion of self-driving cars: autonomous marvels that can get from point a to b without human interaction.

But one of the fascinating relationships that will unfold with this technology is the effects it will have on American cities. How will we live? How will our relationship with a city change for the better?

Topics to be explored range from potential benefits that self driving cars will have to the poor (as AVs are less cost per mile than transit) to the challenges for governance (less parking revenue, less taxes to keep up city services) as well as implications for urban planning and existing public transport.

Hashtags: #sxsw #futureauto


Colin Nagy at SXSW

Colin Nagy

Exec Dir

The Barbarian Group

Colin Nagy is Executive Director of Media and Distribution at The Barbarian Group. In this role, he leads a team that provides client counsel at the intersection of creativity, public relations, so...

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Reilly Brennan at SXSW

Reilly Brennan

Exec Dir

Stanford University

Reilly Brennan (@reillybrennan) is the Executive Director of the Revs Automotive Research Program at Stanford University, a teacher in the Stanford d.school and advisor / investor in transportation startups.

Seleta Reynolds at SXSW

Seleta Reynolds


Los Angeles Department Of Transportation


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