Putting Humans in the AV Driver's Seat: Autonomous Vehicles - People, Policy & Law


Monday, April 1, 2019 8:45 am to 3:45 pm


Rome Ballroom
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
United States


The increased testing of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs)–self-driving cars–has prompted intense speculation in the media that this technology is going to revolutionize society. Some of the discussion frames the widespread adoption of AVs as “inevitable” and urges people to ready themselves for this disruption. Instead, we recognize that the technology could be adopted in different ways, leading to a range of outcomes.

Our collaboration of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines are able to address some of the complex impacts to society of AVs, as well as a whole host of other emerging transportation technologies. Our goal is to work with stakeholders from outside of academia to generate use-inspired policy-relevant research to guide decision-making about AVs and other innovations.

This event, organized by UCONN's Transportation Technology & Society (TTS) Research Group and sponsored by the Travelers Institute, is free and open to the public.

In accordance with the mission of TTS, we welcome the participation of a broad range of stakeholders including industry partners, policy-makers, transportation and urban planning professionals, members of the academic community, as well as the general public.

As seating is limited, advance registration is required.



Peter Kochenburger
Joe MacDougald


If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.