Anthony Foxx: The Future of America is Driverless
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, discusses America's self-driving future and predicts that by 2021, we should expect a boom in autonomous vehicles that will transform everything about the way we move.
In this forward-looking video, Foxx explains that everything from cars and buses to ships and trains will be capable of some level of autonomy, and that we will all be better for it. He discusses the potential of data and analytics to help improve transportation and increase safety advantages of autonomous cars. Foxx even describes this change as a technological revolution that will change society, our economy, and the way we think about transportation as a whole.
Anthony Foxx is the Chief Policy Officer at Lyft who formerly served as the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation and as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. As Secretary of Transportation, he led an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a budget of $70 billion. Sec. Foxx was responsible for overseeing American air, maritime, and surface transportation and ensuring that America maintained the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. As Chief Policy Officer at ride-sharing powerhouse Lyft, he works to develop government partnerships and serves as adviser to Lyft's president and CEO. Called “the Great Connector” because of his efforts to update, streamline, optimize, and digitize the nation’s transportation system, Sec. Foxx discusses the American transportation system, the city of the future, innovation, and coalition building.
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Former United States Secretary of Transportation and Chief Policy Officer at Lyft
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