San Fransisco, USA
With more than 50 participants from all over the world, the 26th ITFVHA meeting in San Francisco was a memorable event. It was the first time, after the passing of the torch from founder Richard Bishop to Tom Alkim last year, that Tom organized this meeting by himself. He couldn't have done it without the support of Billy Riggs, Nathan Karkoski and Shannon Mark of the University of San Francisco. It was a wonderful day of information exchange and discussion among researchers, government officials, and the private sector regarding ongoing programs to develop and deploy automated driving. At the end of the day, after dinner, several rides in fully automated vehicles were offered to the participants.
Thanks go out to our sponsors University of San Francisco, Robotic Research AI, Intertraffic, University of Geneva, TPG, SAAM and AMG. With their generous contributions we could organize this meeting without registration fee and have the traditional group dinner where discussions continued and the ITFVHA community grows closer each edition.