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The Information’s 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Summit

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

After making progress in simulators and on test tracks, self-driving car prototypes will burst onto public streets this year in pilot programs from the San Francisco Bay Area to Florida to Israel.

Automated truck prototypes will rumble down more U.S. freeways while semi-automated highway features for personal cars like Tesla Autopilot will be tested in greater numbers worldwide, revealing their promise and blind spots. That’s likely to spark debates by cities and federal agencies to try to get ahead of what’s coming.

Meanwhile, some prominent autonomous vehicle programs will face painful rewrites of their software as they realize it cannot be written like an app, sparking fights among engineers about technical choices.

At this event, we’ll delve into the current engineering and policy challenges and where autonomous vehicles will and will not be driving in the next few years. More details here.


  • Latest machine learning research that is relevant to self-driving cars
  • Policy issues for municipalities and federal agencies
  • Hardware choices, from microchips to lidars to radars
  • Technical debatets on which parts of the software stack to outsource rather than build in-house; where and how to use neural networks; and how to employ a "systems engineering" approach
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA , San Francisco, CA
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