Science on Tap

Driverless Cars: Right Around the Corner

Friday, May 4, 2018

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Purple Pear within TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

11211 142 Street NW, Edmonton AB

$10* advance tickets - (10% off for TELUS World of Science Members)
$15* at the door (Members and Public)

*Prices include GST

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What does this mean for our way of life, society, and economy? Imagine being able to have the time it takes you to drive to work as a period of relaxation and leisure. Driverless cars are set to impact employment in several transportation sectors such as taxi drivers, truck drivers, and it is even predicted to reduce the demand for health care professionals in the trauma ward. Join a panel of experts in driverless cars to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and ethics of bringing driverless cars to Edmonton in the near future.

Our esteemed panel will be:

Rob Abbott is an associate faculty in the school of business at Royal Roads University. His forthcoming book Future Tense: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work explores the impact of technology on society. He frequently advises insurance companies on policies that address the emergence of driverless cars.


Andrew Batiuk was among the first buyers of a hybrid car and now drives an electric Tesla. While his Tesla can't isn’t fully autonomous, its Autopilot system has taken him to Vancouver and back. He is a Tesla Users Board Member and will speak about his experience with current autonomous driving technology.


Neil Goud is the business manager of the Alberta Centre for Advanced Micro Nano Technology (ACAMP), a non-profit organization that supports the development of autonomous transportation technologies in Alberta. He will speak about the technology involved in autonomously driving cars.


Howaida Hassan is a Senior Engineer with the City of Edmonton working in transportation planning. She participates in the City’s Energy Transition Team to reduce greenhouse gas emission. She will speak about the City’s plans for smart transportation, autonomous cars, and public transit.

Presented by:

The Edmonton Space & Science Foundation in partnership with

TELUS World of Science - Edmonton

This is an 18+ event. ID required.