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Transportation Track

March 12-15, 2024

Recent and upcoming technological advances are radically transforming the way we get from here to there. While electric vehicles are a major focus, Transportation track sessions will also examine the evolution of autonomous transport, new aviation breakthroughs, alternative fuels, and the most exciting new ideas in micro-mobility.

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Featured Session: Self-Driving Cars: From Science Fiction to Scale – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Stephen Olker/Getty Images for SXSW



Each year, SXSW calls upon its creative global community to help identify innovative new ideas and the visionaries behind them. The majority of Conference sessions are sourced and voted on by the SX community from PanelPicker®, along with input from SXSW Staff and the PanelPicker Evaluator Committee.

Transportation Track Access: Platinum and Interactive Badges receive primary access to sessions in this track. Other badges receive secondary line access.

Explore all Transportation track sessions on the SXSW Schedule.

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Transportation Track Sponsored by Volkswagen
For more than 70 years, Volkswagen has made iconic cars that symbolize innovation, quality, and timeless design. Our ID. lineup of electric vehicles is transforming the automotive industry and represents another step towards carbon-free mobility.

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Self-Driving Cars: From Science Fiction to Scale

The promise of autonomous vehicles is bright in the eyes of transportation geeks and experts around the world and the industry is responding. In recent months though, confidence in the technology has been challenged and some market players have consolidated or shutdown. 2022 highlighted for startups and auto industry titans alike that delivering autonomous vehicle technology at scale can be challenging.

GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra, and Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt will talk about how years of collaboration and investment have resulted in major progress today and how their long-term strategies will deliver autonomous vehicle technology at scale in the future.

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Featured Session: The Future of News is NOW – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Quinn Beaupre

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