The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will deliver a keynote titled “The New Mobility Revolution” at CES 2019. Her talk, slated for 11 a.m. Wed., Jan. 9, will include a discussion of the future of mobility and Department of Transportation (DOT) initiatives on drones and self-driving technology, and how they will revolutionize transportation.
The speech is a follow-up to a talk she gave at CES 2018 where she addressed how technology and disruptive innovation have the potential to make transportation safer while connecting Americans and American business to greater opportunity.
Following Secretary Chao’s address, a panel will discuss the importance of establishing public trust to ensure consumers understand the benefits of self-driving vehicles and that deployment of the technology is safe.
“Secretary Chao is leading the Administration’s efforts to realize the promise of transportation technology and innovation - including self-driving vehicles, piloted and unmanned drones - while ensuring public safety,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA, in a statement announcing the keynote. “The future of transportation will be on display at CES. And Secretary Chao’s discussion of the DOT’s latest initiatives will provide a roadmap for industry, domestic and international government officials at CES and across the globe.”