VSI Labs celebrates National AV Day with public expo

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Autonomous vehicle (AV) research firm VSI Labs is hosting a technology exposition on self-driving cars today (May 31) at their innovation lab in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, in celebration of National Autonomous Vehicle Day.

The event is scheduled from 12:45pm to 4:30 pm (CDT) and will offer individuals a unique opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s key innovators and experience a ride in one of VSI Labs’ self-driving vehicles. The event will also give attendees the chance to network with key AV thought-leaders from industry, government, academia, and the media.

“We’re thrilled to be part of VSI Labs’s exposition and provide their vehicles with the Here HD Live Map (HDLM),” said Matthew Preyss, HERE’s expert on autonomous driving. “By utilizing our HDLM data, VSI is testing different autonomous functions like automatic cruise control, lane keeping, lane changing and more.”

VSI will also announce details of their partnership with the inaugural Drive World Conference & Expo (Santa Clara, California), and the companies’ exciting new initiative – the ‘Automated Drive West,’ where VSI will conduct automated driving experiments on interstate highways on the days leading up to the event.

“As an industry-leading researcher of active safety and AV technologies, VSI Labs is thrilled to provide such a platform for industry leaders to share knowledge with consumers,” said Phil Magney, VSI Labs’ founder and principal advisor, who will be speaking at the event.

Additional speakers include:

Sue Mulvihill, deputy commissioner/chief engineer, MnDOT
Dr Sinan Yordem, business development manager, 3M Connected Roads Program
Robert Gough, product engineer, OxTS.

National Autonomous Vehicle Day was first observed in 2017 after the first 10 testing sites dedicated to the development of self-driving cars were announced by the United States Department of Transportation.

Those interested in learning more about VSI’s event can click here.

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