2019 Event Highlights
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.
Past Award Winners
Autos2050 is proud to announce the 2019 award winners in the categories of Ingenuity, Impace and Leadership.
These leaders are recognized for shaping the future of auto-mobility. Their creativity and uniqueness demonstrate the exceptional contributions to improvements in technologies, society, the environment, public policy, and the economy.
2019 Ingenuity Award Winners
Founder & CEO, Velodyne
CEO, HERE Technologies
Vice President, Automotive Cyber Security HARMAN
Kareem Yusuf Ph.D
General Manager, Watson IoT
2019 Impact Award Winners
Founder, President and CEO, Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE)
Former President and CEO, National Safety Council (NSC)
2019 Leadership Award Winners
Senator Cory Gardner
State Senator Kelly
Rep. Frank Pallone
Governor Pete Ricketts
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Rep. Debbie Stabenow