13th Annual Future of Automotive IT: An Autonomous Vehicle Update

This conference will provide the most recent information about autonomous vehicle research, technology, and regulations/policies.




We’ve been following the development of autonomous vehicles globally for a number of years, looking for the time when they would overcome the many challenges they face and be commercially available. We are closer than in the past, but there are still many challenges facing AVs.

During this conference we will discuss where we are on the path to commercialized AVs by looking at the research that is continuing, the advances in AV technology, and the regulations and policies that are in development as well. Some of the most recent talk has been on using AVs for heavy trucks running only on certain highways, even though there are driverless vehicles providing passengers rides in some cities in the US on a testing basis.

Some of the questions we will address will include: What are some of the major challenges we still see with AV development? What new technologies are coming out? How are auto manufacturers and suppliers organizing their companies to support AVs? How far along is the federal government in deciding regulations on AVs? When should we expect AVs for commercial vehicles to begin? Will AVs be sold to individuals, similar to today’s vehicles?

The answers to all of these questions are important to AV development, and we hope to get some clarity on these and other important issues facing the industry.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Bruce Belzowski, Managing Director, Automotive Futures will moderate the conference and provide an overview of the current US and global AV landscape.

Conference Registration


Automotive Futures Affiliates and Current UM Students, Faculty, and Staff, and Media: FREE

For all others: $200

Conference Sponsorship

Companies or groups interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Bruce Belzowski at bbl@umich.edu or 734-936-2704. Sponsorship Amount (Minimum $1,000)

The event is finished.


Sep 01 2021


9:00 am - 12:30 pm

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