Peggy Smedley starts the show by presenting the preparations the U.S. DOT (U.S. Dept. of Transportation) is making to inform the nation on AV (autonomous vehicles). She points out the evolution of technology, marking the transformation of transportation. She acknowledges the significance in talking about the autonomous future, and the collaborative effort it will take to arrive at an autonomous future soon. She asks business owners to consider their company’s position in an autonomous environment.
2A Journey to the Future of Transportation
Håkan Agnevall, president, Volvo Bus Corp., joins Peggy to discuss the future of transportation. He says the future of autonomous vehicles requires a step-by-step approach that will take time to achieve. He agrees in a collaborative approach in order to have the autonomous future come to fruition. Further, he answers Peggy’s questions in regard to the redesign of cities, government regulation, and the change in services businesses will need to offer. He concludes the segment by inviting listeners to imagine the autonomous future, a journey of open opportunities.
3Distracted Driving: The New Epidemic
Mike Kellenyi, founder, PADD (People Against Distracted Driving), talks to Peggy about distracted driving, labeling driver’s bad behaviors as a new epidemic. He shares his initiative in spreading the message against distracted driving. He states drivers need stricter penalties in order to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. In the end, he asks listeners how many days they can go without looking at their phones while driving, and challenges drivers to end their bad habits in order to save lives.