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The future of self-driving vehicles is topic for Friday, April 21

Bill Malkes, CEO and co-founder of Gridsmart Technologies will present “Your Future in Self-Driving Vehicles – Utopia or Hell?” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, April 21.

Malkes will explain how Gridsmart and other roadway technologies fit into the revolutionary world of self-driving (autonomous) vehicles. He will delve into the future and explore social issues created by an autonomous vehicle society, such as  privacy matters. Finally, he will venture even further to investigate if autonomous vehicles will play the role of hero or villain in the quest for a better society.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, April 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Rooms C-D.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, this year, we have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.