Don’t miss the Auto Industry’s premiere tech event on April 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2019 Program at a Glance

Note for Driving Innovation Awards Dinner: only sponsorships available, no individual seats offered.

Elaine Chao

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Autos2050® is very excited to announce that the 18th U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao will present a keynote address at the Driving Innovation Awards Dinner on April 2, 2019.

“Thanks to Secretary Chao, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has provided strong leadership in spurring the development of innovative safety technologies, including self-driving vehicles,” said Dave Schwietert Interim President & CEO of the Auto Alliance. “These innovations promise profound societal benefits such as greater personal freedom and independence for the elderly, people with disabilities and others seeking improved access to mobility.”

In 2018, DOT issued its updated Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Policy Guidance (3.0) that provided greater clarity to automakers and their technology partners working on promising systems to enhance roadway safety, expand access to mobility, and ensure the U.S. continues to lead the safe development, testing, and deployment of AVs. In addition, DOT’s recently announced AV Pilot Program will help advance the testing and deployment of AV technologies so public safety remains a top priority.


Award-Winning Music Talent to Highlight Driving Innovation Awards Dinner

Autos2050® is excited to announce that attendees of the Driving Innovation Awards Dinner will get to experience the musical talents of Chris Destefano and Ashley Gorley, two of Nashville's most successful singer/songwriters.


Chris DeStefano is a Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. As one of Nashville's most successful contemporary songwriters, DeStefano has co-penned No. 1 country hits for acts including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.


Ashley Gorley is a multi-Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter who has written 38 number one songs and has had over 300 cuts by artists like Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood among others. He has been the Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year three times, and has received the CMA Triple Play Award 11 times.

Attending Autos2050® and interested in other industry events at the 2019 Washington Auto Show?

Mobility Talks International
April 2-April 4, 2019 Walter E Washington Convention Center

The MobilityTalks International® conference gathers government policy makers from around the world to exchange ideas on best practices related to the development and regulation of connected and autonomous vehicles. The fifth annual conference, organized and sponsored by The Washington D.C. Auto Show

SAE Government/Industry Meeting
April 3-April 5, 2019 Walter E Washington Convention Center

The 2019 SAE Government/Industry Meeting unites government policy and regulatory makers with auto industry representatives to discuss the effect of government action and regulations for safety, emission control, and energy conservation on future vehicle design.

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