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The Future of Trucking
THIS MEETING IS CO-SPONSORED WITH SAE INNOVATIONS IN MOBILITY. Please do not register at both websites. The program will include brief presentations from host PACCAR Innovation Center followed by Prof. Lutz Eckstein of IKA in Aachen, Peloton Technology and Starsky Robotics. Afterwards there will be a group Q&A with the audience. PACCAR PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services, information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. Prof.-Dr. Lutz Eckstein is the Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University. Prof. Eckstein is Ika was involved in truck platooning as early as 2005, as part of the German national project KONVOI, in which ika was mainly responsible for the technical implementation and operation as well as the operating strategies. ( Rod McLane, VP of Marketing, Peloton Technology Peloton is an automated vehicle technology company hard at work solving the two biggest challenges facing the $700 billion trucking industry: Crashes and Fuel Use. Rod has over 20 years in high tech marketing across both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Prior to joining Peloton, Rod led product marketing as Senior Director of Marketing at Ayla Networks, a leading IoT platform start up in the smart home space. Starsky Robotics We're working to make trucks autonomous on the highway and remote controlled by drivers for the first and last mile. Our trucks will make roads safer while giving drivers meaningful work close to their homes and families. Agenda: 6:30 pm doors open; refreshments available 7:00 pm brief announcements 7:05 pm presentations 8:30 pm Thanks to host PACCAR Innovation Center. All proceeds go to support the Formula SAE racing team at San Jose State University.

PACCAR Innovation Center

1277 Reamwood Ave · Sunnyvale, ca

Respond by: 7/11/2018

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