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Prototyping in Government: Short Take on Big Ideas

Chris Gerdes spent a year at the United States Department of Transportation as its first Chief Innovation Officer. In September 2016, he spoke at the National Association of Corporate Directors' Global Board Leaders' Summit.


Once the stuff of science fiction, autonomous cars are becoming a reality, with the goal of making driving safer, cleaner, and more efficient. The U.S. Department of Transportation's head of innovation, Chris Gerdes, discusses how this new technology can dramatically reduce traffic congestion, greenhouse-gas emissions, and crash rates.