Building Diverse POVs in Autonomous Vehicles

Mar 16, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

When developing, designing, and deploying autonomous vehicles, women offer a unique and varied perspective — from ensuring flooring materials in vehicles can withstand stiletto heels to thinking through the entire rider journey to increase personal safety from pick up to drop off. Yet, according to a recent study by Catalyst Research, only 23.6% of the US’s automotive workforce is made up of women. This number drops to 17.6% in leadership positions.

In this panel, female leaders from across the automotive industry discuss the opportunity for women within this space, offer advice to women looking to take a more active role in the industry, and address why it is necessary to ensure the female perspective is represented in automotive and AV development.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Sue Bai

Honda Research Institute USA Inc

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Michelle Chaka


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