Space Race: NASA Tech Supercharges Autonomous Cars

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Danette Allen


Burhan Muzzafar

Uber ATG

John Suh

Hyundai Cradle

Autonomous vehicles are nothing new: The former Soviet Union successfully landed and deployed a pair of unmanned lunar rovers on the moon 50 years ago. So it’s not surprising that AV developers have tapped NASA technology and talent to shift self-driving technology from science fiction to fact. But with AV technology currently stuck in the trough of disillusionment, what can self-driving developers learn from the space industry to bring robo-taxis down to earth?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Space