Bill Combs

Director, Connected Fleet Penske Transportation Solutions

Agenda Day 1

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

8:30 AM DEPLOYING AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING IN URBAN SPACES: FIRST STEPS, PLANNING, AND PREPAREDNESS IN ENSURING SUCCESS

There’s talk in industry that autonomous trucking is poised to take over robotaxis as the most-widespread use of an autonomous vehicle. At the moment, there is much
investment around using these for long-haul journeys, but what is the feasibility of deploying them in urban spaces? Join this session to hear about:
• The latest industry developments in the autonomous trucking landscape, both long-haul and in urban areas. What are the challenges to driving these into wide-scale public use?
• What does autonomous trucking mean for fleet owners, and the e-commerce and retail industries?
• Is platooning a fad of the past, or will this be a necessary part of urban deployment? Looking at how platooning and connected cities are interlinked, specifically around
adaptive traffic light control and cooperative sensing.

12:00 PM FLEET PLANNING TO INCORPORATE AVS

• How will autonomy change commercial trucking operations?
• The internal sell: how to prove value with AVs and effectively incorporate this technology into forward planning
• Metrics to support your argument: what fleets are saying about autonomous vehicles

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Bill.

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