Given the recent focus on emerging technologies, the anticipated shift in engineering education is toward more socially-relevant, outward-facing engineering curricula. Such curricula emphasize multidisciplinary learning, societal impact, experiential learning (within and outside the traditional classroom), and a global mindset. The discussion will introduce the ethical, legal, and social impacts of autonomous vehicles and include an overview of some of the following topics: privacy, security, licensing, infrastructure, mixed automation, workforce disruption, economic impact, failure with human takeover, safety, and ethical deployment of automated vehicles.
The session will focus on the values of a liberal arts education in developing solutions for 21st century emerging technologies, particularly the implications associated with a driverless future. Relevant topics, including but not limited to the following, will be addressed:
• Growth in driverless technologies
• Explosion of data-driven software development
• Innovation in vehicle design (electric, composite bodies that are 3D printed)
• Societal disruption involving vehicle ownership/parking, auto industry employment, privacy, and business models.
Barry Einsig is a Principal of CAVita, responsible for business development and execution of the strategic advisory programs. Einsig will work closely with Econolite President & COO and CAVita Principal Abbas Mohaddes, and CAVita Principal Peter Sweatman.Einsig joins CAVita following six years with Cisco Systems, Inc., where he was an executive responsible for global automotive and transportation solution development. Einsig helped launch Cisco’s leading innovative solutions in several new markets, including connected and automated vehicle, rail, roadways, and mass transit.Prior to Cisco Systems, Einsig was the Director of Transportation/Strategic Development for Harris Corp. (Washington D.C.) where he was one of the founding members of the Broadband team to lead the company into the LTE market. While at Harris, Einsig received a patent for the use of video over LTE networks.
He is a member of Singapore CARTS Committee focused on Connected and Highly Automated vehicle systems. He has worked globally with customers in all modes of transportation, including: Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Port of Hamburg, SFMTA, Transport For London, BNSF, WMATA, AMTRAK, DART, PA Turnpike, TMR Australia, Metrolinx Toronto. Einsig is a published authority on ITS, infrastructure systems, and connected vehicle applications. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA) Enabling transformational mobility technologies -including connected and automated vehicles (CAV) - by providing world-class advisory services to public, private, and non-profit entities worldwide