About Smart Mobility Showcase
In response to the increasing concerns of COVID-19 across the nation, Austin-Travis County leaders have declared a “local state of disaster” to more proactively increase preventative measures and require mitigation plans for events in the region. The decision means many spring festival season events including the Smart Mobility Showcase are cancelled.
Experience the Future
This spring, the City of Austin will host the first annual Smart Mobility Showcase! This free and family-friendly educational event will take place on Electric Drive and in Sand Beach Park from March 13-17 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Each day, the Showcase will feature a different theme and technologies:
Friday, March 13: What the Future Could Bring - Argo AI and Ford AV autonomous vehicle, and Capital Metro’s Electric Bus
Saturday, March 14: Discover Drones – The City of Austin’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones), Choctaw Nation’s Drone Program
Sunday, March 15: Curb of the Future & Connected Vehicles - Scooters, bikes, mopeds, and emerging technologies related to our city’s infrastructure
Monday, March 16: Accessible Technology - University Transportation Center, and USDOT
Tuesday, March 17: The Evolution of Automated Vehicles - Autonomous Trucks, Cybersecurity, Automated Sensors, and more
Stop by the Showcase Mobility Hub at the 300 block of Cesar Chavez Street to pick up a scooter, a bicycle, or to hop on the free electric shuttle that will take you to the mobility demonstrations off Electric Drive. This Mobility Hub offers a wide range of micromobility and mobility options to help you spend less time looking for parking and more time enjoying the Showcase! Choose from docked and dockless e-scooters and bikes and come check out a connected vehicle that will be on display!
At the Smart Mobility Hub you will also be able to see the Federal Highway Administration’s CARMA vehicle display. While there you can learn about how the latest automated vehicle research program is transforming transportation and improving efficiency and safety. The open-source CARMA software enables a properly equipped vehicle to work with roadway infrastructure and other vehicles. The software platform enables the automation capabilities, and researchers and engineers can develop and test various functions of the vehicles with it.
An electric cab will offer free electric shuttles to carry passengers between Cesar Chavez Street and the mobility demonstrations on Electric Drive. While in the shuttles, riders can see and learn about Austin’s connected vehicle infrastructure.
Don’t miss the chance to come out and learn about emerging technology that will shape our future!