Join Us @SXSW

Monday & Tuesday, March 11 & 12, 2019
Austin, TX
Courtyard Marriott Downtown

Let’s talk transportation! Join us at #USDOTatSXSW to learn about how the U.S. Department of Transportation supports innovation, discuss key technologies that will shape transportation in the next 10 to 20 years, and help us pass the research baton to inspire the next big market solution. We’re hosting five interactive sessions and a demonstration room at the Courtyard by Marriott Austin / Downtown Convention Center on Tuesday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Experts will be on hand to discuss featured projects and all that the U.S. Department of Transportation has to offer.




Featured Session

Secretary Elaine L. Chao Discusses New Initiatives on Emerging Transportation Technologies


March 12, 2019; 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB

Autonomous vehicles, drones, hyperloop technology, aerial ridesharing, a growing commercial space industry, and a host of other emerging technologies, are changing the way we travel and plan for the future of transportation. Secretary Chao will announce news on how the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is taking a thoughtful and deliberative approach to federal approvals and safety oversight of these emerging technologies that cross the Department’s traditional “silos.”



Schedule

March 12, 2019

1

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The New Urban Mobility Partnership

In the past year, many mobility providers and cities have announced partnerships to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities around the world and leverage data to improve urban mobility and safety. What do public-private partnerships like this mean for the future of transportation in cities and the federal government’s role in enabling cities to exchange data that improves mobility, safety, and national interoperability?

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2

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

By Land, Air, and Sea: The Future of Freight

Automation has the potential to transform the Nation’s freight transportation system. How can we ensure these technologies improve throughput and safety and meet the needs of communities?

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3

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Accessible Transportation for All

Automation and other technologies could improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities. How can we ensure that research and investments focus on this challenge?

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4

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cybersecurity in the Age of Automation

It’s all-hands-on-deck to ensure our nation’s transportation system is secure and prepared for the future. Learn more about emerging efforts to improve the cybersecurity of our transportation system.

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5

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Step Aside Cities: Innovations in Rural Mobility

What does the future of transportation look like in rural communities? What should the federal role be to ensure tech-driven innovations don’t pass them by?

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Special Events

March 11, 2019
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hilton Downtown, Room 400-402

Transportation Innovation at a Crossroads

Transportation is the latest sector to be disrupted by Silicon Valley-style innovation. How can federal investments augment private sector innovation and address potential market failures?

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March 12, 2019
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Courtyard Marriott, Brazos Room

USDOT@SXSW Demo Room Opening

Join us at #USDOTatSXSW to learn about how the U.S. Department of Transportation supports innovation, discuss key technologies that will shape transportation in the next 10 to 20 years, and help us pass the research baton to inspire the next big market solution. Experts will be on hand to discuss featured projects and all that the U.S. Department of Transportation has to offer.


March 12, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Brazos Room

Government Innovators

Are you interested in solving today’s and tomorrow’s societal problems? Think the government moves too slow? This is the event for you. Today’s government is doing more than push paper. They’re shifting to an innovative, open source, and big-ideas culture. Join us as we connect pioneering people from both the public and private sectors to discuss making the impossible possible.

Demo Room

Cooperative Automation Research Mobility Applications
A platform to encourage collaboration with the goal of improving transportation efficiency and safety.

IMI

Integrated Mobility Innovation
Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) represents the USDOT’s vision for a safe, carefree and reliable mobility ecosystem that supports completed trips for all. The new IMI Demonstration program, funded through Federal Transit Administration, integrates Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox, Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR), and Mobility Payment Integration (MPI) demonstrations in a $15M competitive funding opportunity.

WZDx

Work Zone Data Exchange
A specification that enables infrastructure owners and operators (IOOs) to make harmonized work zone data available for third party use with the intent to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity.

SDI

Safety Data Initiative
An initiative that seeks to build DOT's capacity to translate the successes of predictive data analytics tools used by private industry and universities to identify systemic factors contributing to serious crashes.

Research + Data Sets

Get inspired by our research, find data sets, and help us close the gaps in transportation solutions across the country.

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