PennDOT, Community and Economic Development (DCED), Labor & Industry (L&I), and State Police (PSP) all took part in the state's first Automated Vehicle Summit in State College in September.
The summit reviewed all aspects of automated vehicle development including safety, workforce changes, planning, and industry implications. It was attended by roughly 300 transportation officials, academic and industry experts, public officials, planners and industry partners who discussed and learned about how connected and automated vehicle technology is shaping the next generation of travel.
Discussions included how cities, townships, business models, employment and more will change due to highly automated vehicle technology.
The summit was hosted by the Pennsylvania Intelligent Transportation Society and the Mid-Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.