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Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Chattanooga

  • The Edney, Floor Five 1100 Market Street, Fifth Floor Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

This class exists to discuss the current state of autonomous technology, and think through what autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service will have on our society at large. As involved and passionate citizens, how can we take control of these global developments to continue to make Chattanooga one of the best places in the world to live, do business, and visit? 

As a community, decisions are made every day by our civic leaders, business leaders, and individual consumers which will change what the very structure of Chattanooga looks like. Understanding the possibilities of autonomous vehicles and having those decisions and timelines informed by knowledge of the coming technological disruption will help keep Chattanooga the Best Town Ever!

Panelists include:

  • Philip Pugliese, CARTA
  • Eric Myers, Chattanooga Design Studio
  • Blythe Bailey, City of Chattanooga
  • Tommy Trotter, City of Chattanooga

About the teacher:

Kevin Cherrickis a serial entrepreneur who took an interest in autonomous driving technology ever since he crashed his parents' cars 5 times and had a child of his own! His oldest is 7 and he wants to make sure that she never gets a driver's license, and that the roadways which make up such a big part of our society are as safe as they can be for her by accelerating the adoption of autonomous vehicles through consumer education and civic leadership.

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