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Technology Takes the Wheel®

Transportation Transformation: An Overview of Autonomous Vehicles


We are headed down the road toward the future of transportation with connected and autonomous vehicles (CV/AV) – one that will greatly impact society, including our cities, rural communities, commerce and even agriculture.

Subject matter experts from AAA, the University of Cincinnati, and DriveOhio will address the future impact of self-driving cars on Ohio roadways.

Learn about CV/AV applications happening now, and the vision and planning taking place to create safe, inclusive and interconnected autonomous transportation systems of the future. Please mark your calendar as we examine the new technologies and ideas that will change the way we live, work, and play.


March 25, 2020
9:00am – NOON (Morning Session)
1:00pm - 3:00pm (Afternoon Session)
(Registration Opens at 8:00am)


Nippert Stadium – West Pavilion
2700 Bearcat Way,
Cincinnati, OH 45221


No fee to attend | Registration required

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  • Stanley Young

    Advanced Transportation and Urban Scientist, U.S. Department of Energy 

  • David Yang

    Executive Director, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

  • Dr. Kelly Cohen

    Interim Department Head
    University of Cincinnati Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics


8:00 – 9:00 AM                    REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 AM                               WELCOME
Dr. Jiaqi Ma, Academic Director, Advanced Transportation Collaborative
                                               University of Cincinnati

9:05 AM                                OPENING REMARKS
Dr. Patrick Limbach, Vice President of Research
                                               University of Cincinnati Office of Research

9:10 AM                                 Tom Wiedemann, President & CEO
                                               AAA Club Alliance

                                               Pamela Vest Boratyn, Assistant Director of Business & Human Resources                                                   
                                               Ohio Department of Transportation


9:15 AM –9:40 AM               David Yang, Executive Director
                                              AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

9:45 AM –   10:05 AM          Dr. Kelly Cohen, Interim Department Head
                                              UC Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

10:10 AM –   10:30 AM        Stanley Young, Advanced Transportation & Urban Scientist
                                              National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE

10:35 AM – 10:55   AM        David Hobbs, Lead Technical Trainer


11:00 AM - NOON

Moderator - Pat LaFleur, Transportation Reporter
                     WCPO 9 News

CLOSING REMARKS - Cheryl Parker, Regional Director
                                       AAA Club Alliance

Hosted by DriveOhio

1:00 p.m.        Welcome / DriveOhio Updates

  • 2020 DriveOhio Action Plan – Patrick Smith
  • D.A.T.A. in Ohio: Automated Driving Systems Grant – Cynthia Jones
  • Connected Vehicles – Nick Hegemier
  • Automated Vehicles and Ohio Smart Mobility SummitLuke Stedke
  • FlyOhio – Fred Judson
  • Freight Automation – Andrew Bremer


1:30                 Panel Discussion | Smart Mobility in Southwest Ohio

  • Moderator: Cheryl Parker | Regional Director of Public & Government Affairs, AAA 
  • Pete Metz | Transportation Policy & Coalition Manager, Cincinnati Regional Chamber
  • Mark Policinski | CEO, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments
  • Jesse Simmons | Director, Supply Chain OKI, Partners for a Competitive Workforce
  • Dr. Jiaqi Ma | Director, Advanced Transportation Collaborative, University of Cincinnati

* Panelists will each have 5-7 minutes for remarks, followed by discussion with Q & A

2:30                 DriveOhio Workforce Development Updates – Rich Granger

2:45                 Closing Remarks

3:00                 Adjourn / Networking