Bell at SXSW 2019

Bell at SXSW 2019

22-Jan-2019 Source: Bell

In less than three months, over 70,000 will flock to Austin, Texas for the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Bell is proud to be considered for several different sessions and panels exploring topics in On-Demand Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Future, and more.

Attending? Click below to add each event to your #SXSW2019 agenda.

1) Up Next in Transportation: Flying Cars and Drones?
Add to Agenda | Tuesday, March 12 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM CT | La Condesa, 400 W 2nd St

Urban transportation is changing, from the influx of motorized scooters to delivery robots rolling down your sidewalks. But perhaps the greatest promise lies in the advancement of urban air mobility. Whether it be traditional manned aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, or autonomous aircraft, the world’s leading experts are focused on how to make urban air transport the quickest – and safest – mode of transportation possible. This panel will discuss the advantages and challenges for urban air mobility in cities and how industry and government are addressing the policy, economic, social, environmental, and legal barriers.


2) Death to Roadways: Ending Traffic with Flying Cars
Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

No road-based solution will ever be sufficiently scalable, clean, quiet or fast enough to solve the extent of today’s mobility issues. But because of solutions NASA, Bell and other innovators are developing, we soon will solve these problems from the sky. This panel will reveal an everyday, air-based transportation system built to manage traffic and will show how private and public companies are collaborating to ensure that the public adopts air-based mobility solutions without fail.


3) Safer in the Skies: How AI is Changing the Future of Travel
Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

AI is changing how we will travel every day. Air taxis soon will be more feasible than standardized autonomous cars on our roadways. While self-driving cars must contend with the unpredictable variables of human-operated vehicles, pedestrians and wildlife, the sky is free of those hazards and can alleviate the burden of current urban mobility. This panel will answer how AI is fueling autonomous flight for smart cities and will discuss current proof of concepts for the air fleet of the future.


4) Building an Autonomous Tomorrow: Policy and Tech
Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

Despite popular belief, it’s not technology that’s holding up air taxis and on-demand mobility. It’s yesterday’s policies that are preventing tomorrow’s innovations (and economic growth). Steps need to be taken to encourage creative transportation technologies to flourish while ensuring regulatory compliance. This panel addresses how regulating bodies are working with private and public entities to enable innovation and which policy milestones are needed to allow for smart cities to advance.

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