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DOT needs engineers’ help with automated vehicle policy

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Oct 27 2016

Transportation Department Chief Innovation Officer Chris Gerdes made an appeal Wednesday for engineers, developers and computer scientists to get involved in automated vehicle policy development.

Gerdes, a mechanical engineering professor on leave from Stanford University, said one thing he’s taken away from his experience in government is “how much engineers actually can influence policy if they take advantage of opportunities such as public comment or even to meet with people in the government and give good technical information.”