Carnegie Mellon University

Corey Harper

Pittsburgh Emerging Tech Community Engagement Roundtable

On May 10, 2023, the City of Pittsburgh hosted a community engagement roundtable event in Hazelwood Green for thought-provoking discussion on the current state of Autonomous Vehicles in Pittsburgh and to uncover invaluable insights on how to effectively engage with emerging technologies.

The topic of the event was "Pittsburgh's role as a technology testbed: Finding our lane with AVs and the lessons that can be learned around having the community's interest in mind when fostering deployment of emerging technologies."  The event featured the following panels:

  • The Winding Path of Autonomous Vehicle Technologies, Moderated by Erin Clark of CityFi
  • Identifying Community Needs to Avoid Technology for Technology's Sake, Moderated by Allante Whitmore of SAFE
  • Matching Community Need with Innovative Impact, Moderated by Jackie Erickson of Magna International