Transportation 2.0 – Building Intelligent Communities
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:45am to 10:00am
ITS technologies hold incredible potential to make communities accessible, equitable, sustainable, and economically vibrant. New vehicle technology, such as connected and autonomous crash avoidance and driving automation systems, are game changers. Leveraging data from vehicles, road infrastructure, and mobile devices will enhance mobility while improving safety. These technologies are just the tip of the iceberg in creating sustainable, livable communities for the 21st century. New ITS deployments, such as Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) systems and advanced connected and automated vehicles will require technology-focused jobs to support this new transportation landscape. How can cities, states, and technology companies work together to find solutions that will ultimately bring ITS technologies to communities large and small across the country?
Mark L. Reuss leads the design, engineering, safety, quality, research and development, advanced vehicle technology and program management of General Motors cars, trucks and crossovers around the world. He also oversees GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization, and is a member of the GM Executive Leadership Team and the board of Shanghai General Motors (SGM).
From 2009-2013, Reuss was President of General Motors North America, responsible for GM’s performance, manufacturing, portfolio and dealer network. Under his watch, GM’s North America region produced consistent profits and improved margins during a product renaissance featuring a slate of award-winning vehicles.
When Rick Snyder became Michigan’s 48th Governor in 2011, he pledged a commonsense approach to governing that focused on working together to find solutions for the state’s toughest problems.
With the self-proclaimed moniker “one tough nerd,” Governor Snyder has focused on making government more efficient and effective for Michigan’s citizens. In the past seven years, the state has passed seven balanced budgets, eliminated a $1.5 billion deficit and reformed burdensome tax and regulatory codes that were stifling business growth and job creation.
Raised in a Battle Creek home known for a strong work ethic and service to others, Governor Snyder’s upbringing has aided in leading the state’s comeback. A homemaker and a small business owner, his parents demonstrated the value of hard work.