Car companies and innovation incubators are accelerating development of driverless vehicles, promising safer, more efficient, connected transportation for cities. But how safe is safe enough? And what can we do to build public trust? Industry leaders, policy advocates, and designers discuss the steps and systems needed to safeguard lives on our changing city streets.


Ben Ebel, Chairman, Michelin Challenge Design program
Jacqueline S. Gillan, President Emeritus, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Mike Milley, Director, Foresight & Strategy, BMW Group Designworks

Joan Claybrook, former president, Public Citizen

Part of exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility on view at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum through March 31, 2019