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  • Designing the Future

    Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

    Moderator: Jay Ward, Pixar Animation Studios

    A moderated conversation with Tesla's Chief of Design.
  • Edited Future of Trucking

    Doug Bloch, Teamsters Joint Council 7

    Paul Rosa, Penske Truck Leasing

    Dakota Semler, Thor Trucks

    Moderator: Terry McCarthy, Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. However, with approximately 3.5 million truckers on the road in the US, the transition to self-driving trucks will have a massive impact on our supply chain, as well as our workforce.
  • Elon Musk: Cross-pollination of technologies of SpaceX and Tesla

    11/18/13 Elon Musk talks to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about how the technologies of SpaceX and Tesla cross-pollinate and complement each other.
  • Elon Musk: Inventing the Future with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council

    On November 18, 2013, the Founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, was interviewed for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

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