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Driverless vehicle technology explained

Explore the potential of this fascinating technology in this free 1-hour fireside chat

Produced by the City of Sydney

Driverless or autonomous vehicles have the potential to improve road safety and social inclusion, reduce traffic and solve parking problems. They could even bring us cleaner air, more free time and better health.

But what about malfunctions, hacking and privacy? And will how society cope with this massive disruption to our transport labour markets?

Join driverless vehicle experts Mark Pesce and John Allsopp for this free 1-hour talk and discover:

  • The core technologies behind driverless vehicles.
  • The technical and regulatory challenges that must be overcome before driverless vehicles will dominate our roads.
  • How and where they are already being used.
  • How driverless vehicles might transform our roads and cities.
  • The potential risks of driverless vehicles, such as malfunctions, hacking and privacy.
  • What driverless vehicles could mean for transport industries.

This free event is for curious people from all backgrounds and you won’t need any technical knowledge to enjoy it. There will be opportunities for discussion and questions.

Mark Pesce
Mark is a leading futurist, author, entrepreneur and innovator. He has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for 35 years and is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences and leadership gatherings. He currently hosts a number of podcasts and has recently been working on a series on the huge transformations in transportation, The Next Billion Cars.

John Allsopp
John is a co-founder of the Web Directions conference series and author of one of the earliest books on Microformats. As a software developer, long-standing web development speaker, writer, evangelist and expert, he’s spent the past 25 years working with and developing for the web.

Speakers provided by Spark Festival.

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Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 6pm to 7pm


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