Distinguished Lecture Series with Jaime Waydo
Speaker(s): Jaime Waydo, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) — Cavnue
Presentation Title: The Future of Mobility & Connected Transportation with Smart Infrastructure
Location: U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Collaborative Meeting Space
2901 Baxter Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (Room 139)
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Continuing Education Units (CEU): .1*
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Abstract: Cavnue was founded with the vision of bringing mobility to everyone. In order to do that, we must expand the autonomous driving capabilities of vehicles beyond where they are today. We believe that simplifying road designs and connecting vehicles to the infrastructure will be an important element in bringing autonomous technology to scale and making safer roads for everyone.
Billions have been invested to date, yet all we see are a few autonomous vehicle pilots running in cities across the country. How will fully driverless cars change mobility forever? What makes the technology so hard? How will connected vehicles and smart infrastructure play a part in bringing this technology to the world? This talk will create a conversation around these questions.
Jaime Waydo is the Chief Technology Officer for Cavnue, where she oversees the Product, Technology, and Engineering teams. She is responsible for developing the technology stack to accelerate the deployment of fully autonomous driving and to support existing routes and drivers with increased safety and innovation. Jaime comes to Cavnue from Apple, where she served as a Senior Engineer. Previously Jaime led systems engineering at Waymo (Google’s Self Driving Car program) and helped launch driverless operations in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona. Jaime’s early career included work at NASA on the Mars Rover Curiosity. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCLA.