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The Expanding and Accelerating Universe of Ground Transportation Tech Innovation

Date: 11/21/2012, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Speaker: Matthew W. Daus, Esq, Distinguished Lecturer
Organization: City University of New York
OST-R Office: Office of Research, Development and Technology (RDT) 


Matthew W. Daus, Esq,We are now at a technological cross-roads in the ground transportation universe, where technology will continue to improve and transform private and quasi-public for-hire ground transportation services, as well as redefine its ability to inter-face with other transportation modes. Like the discovery that the universe is actually expanding and accelerating more rapidly since the Big Bang, technological and private sector ground transportation pro-gress is accelerating to virtually light speed. These technological changes are shaking-up the existing paradigm—placing traditional in-dustry stakeholders, passengers, government regulators, and start-up tech companies on an astronomical collision course with one another. This lecture will address policy is-sues surrounding new and emerging ground transportation technology, offering inside perspective on its historical evolution, recommended resolutions to problems, and predic-tions for the future.

Sponsored by: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), University Transportation Centers Program (UTC)

DISCLAIMER: The views, opinions, findings and conclusions reflected in this presentation are the responsibility of the authors only and do not represent the official policy or position of the USDOT/OST-R, or any State or other entity.

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Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017