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MMAE Seminar - Jerry Quandt - State of CAV Technology in IL

Event Date 

October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm


John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center
Room 104
10 West 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616



Armour College of Engineering's Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Department will welcome Mr. Jerry Quandt, Executive Director of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association, on Wednesday, October 30, to present his lecture: State of CAV Technology in IL.


As automated and connected vehicle technologies continue to evolve and innovate the industry, it is beginning to be realized how transformative these technologies will be to people’s everyday lives. The revolution is not just about cars and trucks driving themselves, it is but a complete overhaul of what mobility enables. Our ability to get to and from places, the safety of that transport and the accessibility it will provide. As it relates to the movement of goods and services, it will drive efficiency and lower costs throughout the system. We will also explore the role of the State of Illinois, its public and private stakeholders as well as its academic institutions.


Jerry Quandt is the Executive Director of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicles Association. The Association is a privately funded, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of autonomous vehicle technologies within the State of Illinois. The organization's focus is to establish Illinois as the leader in the development, design, and application of the system-of-systems that will transform mobility as we know it. Mr. Quandt has worked most of his career in global marketing and business transformation in a variety of verticals which were facing significant changes to their industry and established business models. He also spent some of his early career working in the political arenas in Illinois, Washington, D.C., and Ireland. His passion is to focus on the use of technology to increase people's quality of life, through consumer-centric solutions that are scalable and sustainable.