Brian Wynne, President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will be hosting a “don’t miss” talk at Shift Automotive. We asked him to whet our appetite:
Technologies that scale across autonomous vehicle systems, such as driverless cars and unmanned aircraft and boats, are creating an exciting and very different future transportation environment. Even though these vehicles are regulated quite differently, safety will be enhanced from the data that’s collected from them, regardless of the application. I will discuss how AI and 5G technologies, as well as sensors and payloads, are developing across unmanned domains and will enable autonomy to accelerate.
What are the key roles and goals of AUVSI?
AUVSI serves the industry by enabling opportunities for our members to connect, convene, communicate and collaborate with creators, users and regulators to provide broad and lasting economic and social benefits.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OUR INDUSTRY FACES RIGHT NOW IS A SKEPTICAL PUBLIC
What are the biggest challenges moving forward?
One of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now is a skeptical public. In fact, public acceptance of unmanned systems will be critical for our industry’s success, and we need to work together across domains to tell the story of how unmanned systems can improve our everyday lives.
What are your thoughts on the creation of Shift Automotive as a platform to bring thought leaders together on these topics?
Education and information sharing are essential to the advancement of our industry, which involves highly sophisticated and complex technologies. Unmanned systems seem to advance every day, and it’s hard to keep up with the changes. However, conferences like Shift Automotive provide an essential gathering place where thought leaders can make connections and exchange ideas that will help achieve our collective goal of introducing innovative transportation solutions to an increasingly busy and congested world.
VEHICLE AUTONOMY AS PART OF A FUTURE MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM
Date: Tuesday 10 September
Time: 4:35 pm
Location: Hall 26b GRAND THEATRE
Photo: Brian Wynne, President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International