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Environmental and Urban Studies Program Presents

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018
Things look different from the passenger seat: How will autonomous vehicles change our world?
Olin, Room 102
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The century of the automobile is rapidly coming to a close, as three simultaneous revolutions replace gasoline with electricity, driving with autonomous operation, and car ownership with transportation purchased as a service.  Major changes in our transportation system will doubtless bring changes to our economy, our opportunities to associate or segregate ourselves, and our environment.  Whether these changes are for better or worse depends upon the progress of social norms, business practices, and laws and regulations at federal, state and local levels.  With policy-makers in Washington and Albany, tech leaders in the Silicon Valley and car companies in Detroit plainly not up to the task, positive change will require engaged citizens guided by a clear vision for the future they want and demand. 

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102