How Self-Driving Cars Will Remake Cities
Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Westin Austin Downtown
310 E 5th ST
Every day, thousands of cars, trucks and buses converge on cities around the world, including Austin, causing traffic, accidents and air pollution. Imagine if a majority of these vehicles were autonomous or even semi-autonomous and could move the masses through urban areas safer and more efficiently than with human drivers in control. While this may seem like science fiction, self-driving technology is progressing faster than anyone ever imagined and is getting closer to reality. In this panel, a pair of autonomous car and mobility experts will peek into the future for a vision of what an autonomous-driving urban experience will look like and what it will take to make robo-cars a reality.
Doug Newcomb has been covering car technology as a journalist for over 25 years and is a recognized expert on the subject of the connected car and mobility. He has been sought out for his opinion b...Show the rest
Doug Newcomb has been covering car technology as a journalist for over 25 years and is a recognized expert on the subject of the connected car and mobility. He has been sought out for his opinion by such high-profile media outlets as USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Herald, Detroit Free Press, Reuters, Agence France Press and others. Doug has appeared on CBS News, CNBC and the Los Angeles affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News to talk about car technology and is a frequent speaker at automotive and consumer-electronics industry events.
In 2013 Doug cofounded the Connected Car Conference (C3) at CE Week in New York and co-producer the inaugural Connected Car Expo at the LA Auto Show. In 2014, Doug coproduced successful events under the C3 banner at SXSW, CE Week and in Silicon Valley. In the same year he formed the Connected Car Council, made up of top industry thought leaders, and launched the C3 Report to provide news and analysis to the fast changing car technology and mobility space. He's also a columnist for PCMag.com's NextCar, Automotive IT News and writes for Wired, Automobile, Popular Mechanics and other outlets.
Prior to launching C3, Doug served as Senior Editor, Technology at Edmunds.com, where he created a new Technology section for the website to educate consumers. He also spearheaded the Car Technology 101 series to explain features such as Bluetooth, navigation and telematics in easy-to-understand terms.
Before joining Edmunds.com, started Newcomb Communications & Consulting to provide content to such outlets as Road & Track, MSN Autos, MSN Tech & Gadgets, Corvette Quarterly, SEMA News and many others. He also worked with AMCI Testing to benchmark in-car technologies and served as a consultant to innovative companies in the industry. In 2008, he published his first book, Car Audio for Dummies (Wiley).Hide the rest
Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC
Seval Oz is the CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC and Executive Vice-President of the company's Intelligent Transportation Systems Business Unit, where she oversees the co...Show the rest
Seval Oz is the CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems, LLC and Executive Vice-President of the company's Intelligent Transportation Systems Business Unit, where she oversees the company's new Silicon Valley research facility that's charged with the development of pioneering innovations for the transportation of tomorrow. In her previous position Seval served as Senior Business Development Manager at Google Inc., where she was integral in the business development and marketing efforts surrounding the launch of the self-driving car. Seval Oz was presented with the PWI Women in Technology Award for Courage in San Francisco in 2014. She received her MBA with distinction from Wharton Business School. She also graduated cum Laude from Wellesley College and M.I.T. with a degree in economics and political science.Hide the rest