The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) announced that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will keynote the kick off of AutoMobili-D, an exposition showcasing a global ecosystem of mobility-focused companies and organizations.
“We are honored to have Secretary Chao keynote AutoMobili-D, the agenda that DOT has set under her leadership demonstrates the important nexus between innovation and transportation and her participation underscores the global significance of our show,” said Ryan LaFontaine, NAIAS chairman for 2018.
AutoMobili-D will feature more than 150 exhibiting brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. In addition, more than 100 industry thought leaders and executives will participate in symposiums and panel discussions throughout Press and Industry Preview Days.
“Automated technologies will change the way we travel and connect with each other,” said Secretary Chao. “The Department welcomes this opportunity to share our vision for promoting the safe and secure integration of new technologies into our country’s transportation infrastructure.”
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