German-U.S. Future Mobility Night

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10.07.2017 | 17:30
- 20:30
German Consulate General | 1960 Jackson St., San Francisco

Automated Transportation: On the Road and Taking Off

The GACC West together with the Institute of Innovation and Technology of VDI/VDE-IT cordially would like to invite you to:

German-U.S. Future Mobility Night
Automated Transportation: On the Road and Taking Off

On the eve of the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2017, we will bring together representatives of leading-edge companies and research institutes from Germany and the U.S. for an exclusive discussion on the vision of a fully automated transportation and mobility system.


Monday, July 10, 2017

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm


The panel will debate the opportunities and challenges of automated transportation across and beyond traditional modes. Is shall help to separate dreams from the technically and economically feasible, and to put innovation potentials on the timeline. The purpose is to highlight the ties between companies and research institutes from Germany and U.S., and to provide decision makers, experts and stakeholders with opportunities for further networking and cooperation. Attendees of the Automated Vehicles Symposium, whether from Germany, the U.S. or anywhere else on the globe, are particularly invited to join the event.




  • Johannes Bloos, Deputy German Consul General
  • René van den Hoevel, Managing Director, GACC West


  • Rodney E. Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Panel Discussion

  • Zach Lovering, Project Executive Vahana, A³ by Airbus
  • Lutz Eckstein, Director IKA, RWTH Aachen University
  • Jan Becker,Lecturer, Stanford University
  • Gereon Meyer, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (facilitator)
  • Sven Beiker, Stanford University (facilitator)
  • Michael Bültmann, Managing Director, HERE Technologies Berlin


The event is free of charge but space is limited, so please RSVP here.