The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg will deliver remarks on the future of transportation at the upcoming CES 2022, the world’s most influential tech event. Secretary Buttigieg is scheduled to speak on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Secretary Buttigieg to CES,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We look forward to discussing how innovation and technology will help create a safer, more environmentally friendly and accessible transportation future.”
Buttigieg was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Transportation in February 2021 and previously served two terms as mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
The automotive sector is tracking record growth at CES with more than 200 companies from the transportation and vehicle technology industry represented, including BMW, Daimler AG, Fisker, Hyundai Motor Co., Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Stellantis, Waymo and more. Additionally, General Motors will share its vision for mass adoption of electric vehicles and the Indy Autonomous Challenge, a first-of-its-kind autonomous passing race, will take place at CES.