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Pottathil Gives Keynote at Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

Pottathil Gives Keynote at Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium

Pottathil with Brandy Stanley (Parking Services Manager, City of Las Vegas) and John Van Horn (Editor, Parking Today)

CICS Co-Director Akshay Pottathil gave a highly anticipated keynote, titled "Autonomous Motives," at the Smart Parking / Smart Cities Symposium that was held in conjunction with the annual Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE 2018) in Chicago. In front of a packed house Pottathil raised many issues - and some eyebrows - regarding emerging transportation infrastructures, questioning key assumptions and approaches of industry stakeholders. Autonomous vehicles are a case-in-point. As Pottathil put it, someone could "hack in, turn off the engine when you are going 80 mph or, in the case of cars that can park themselves, tell it to park in the middle of the street or on the freeway."

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