An example of a self-driving car from Mercedes.

August WNAC Meeting – Autonomous Vehicles & More

Autonomous Vehicles – From Diridon to Santana Row
The above video documents the meeting
6:15 – Cassidy Kohl provides an update from Vice Mayor Jones’ Office
16:19 – Kirk Vartan talks about the upcoming @CatalyzeSV Visioning Session for the Winchester Ranch
22:50 – Ken Pyle provides an update on the Cap & how it relates to autonomous mobility
29:45 – Jill North talks about the City of San Jose’s goals with its Autonomous Vehicle RFI
34:50 – Daimler’s Michael Malle gives an overview of the technical aspects of autonomous vehicles
55:22 – Daimler’s Curt Rodda provides an overview of the ridehailing/ridesharing model
1:20:47 – Kirk Vartan goes outside with the camera and examines the vehicle that Daimler brought to the evening’s event.

To read Ken Pyle’s Viodi View overview on the autonomous vehicle portion of the evening’s event, please check out:

and the SmartDrivingCar podcast where this meeting was discussed:

Description and Agenda:

The dream of autonomous vehicles was introduced to the WNAC at our November 2015 meeting and Shireen Santosham, the CIO for the City of San Jose’s Office of the Mayor, provided an update of San Jose’s Autonomous Vehicle RFI at another meeting. We will soon start to see the fruits of that RFI and the WNAC will get a preview at our Wednesday, August 21st meeting at the Cypress Senior Center when representatives from the City of San Jose and the Bosch/Mercedes partnership will provide an update and give a sneak peek of what we will soon see in certain parts of West San Jose.

An example of a self-driving car from Mercedes.
An example of a self-driving car from Mercedes.


6:00 – 6:30 – Pizza/Light dinner

6:30 – 6:35 – Introduction/Regular Business/D1 Decides

6:35 – 6:55 – Council Updates

El Paseo de Saratoga

Innovation Zone Update

6:55 – 7:05 – Cap Update

7:05 – 7:15 – Winchester Ranch Mobile Home Park Visioning Workshop

7:15 – 8:30 – Autonomous Vehicle Update

Date: Wed, August 21st, 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Cypress Senior Center, 403 Cypress Ave


Pre-Meeting Homework:

The Bosch and Mercedes logos are together in this image.

And, for some pre-meeting homework, check out the Daimler site that provides an overview of their work:

and the Bosch Mobility Solutions USA website

and, finally, listen to the SmartDrivingCar podcast where Bosch talks about the San Jose pilot (about 3 minutes into the podcast, San Jose is mentioned). Click on the image to listen.

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