ATA President, Uber Freight Co-Founder to Discuss Autonomous Trucks at National Research Conference

Contact: Dan Murray
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January 4, 2017

TRB Panel Also Includes Senior Leaders from Colorado State Patrol and Iowa DOT

Washington, DC – A Spotlight Session at the upcoming Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting will include strategic insights on the future of autonomous trucks delivered by Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations as well as Anthony Levandowski, the co-founder of OTTO Motto, now wholly owned by Uber Freight.

This “Hot Topic” Session, which is being held at the Washington DC Convention Center in Room 145B on Monday, January 9th at 1:30 p.m. ET, will delve into the myths and realities that surround autonomous vehicles, and why autonomous trucks will likely evolve faster than autonomous cars.

The panel is filled out by Dan Murray, Vice President of ATRI, Deputy Chief Mark Savage of the Colorado State Patrol and Bureau Chief Sandra Larson with the Iowa Department of Transportation.

The 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, an arm of the National Academies of Science, draws nearly 15,000 transportation researchers, decision-makers and industry stakeholders.

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ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.  It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system. 

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