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TennSMART Events

TennSMART is on a mission to shape the future of mobility. As part of this effort, we are creating an ecosystem of mentors, resources, partnerships, and funding opportunities that position Tennessee as the best destination for corporations and small businesses to build successful and viable technologies that advance the industry.

TennSMART holds events throughout the year that provide our members with opportunities for networking, education and partnership. TennSMART hosts the annual Tennessee Smart Mobility Expo, the premier event showcasing the latest transportation research, technologies, and solutions being developed, built, and deployed in the state. Join us for events focused on Tennessee's smart mobility ecosystem and more.


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: U.S. Department of Energy – Torend Collins, Regional Intergovernmental and External Affairs Specialist for Appalachia, U.S. DOE


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Department of Energy Transportation related Opportunity Overview – Rich Davies, Sustainable Transportation Program Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Grid Infrastructure Overview – Thomas J. King, Jr., Director of the Sustainable Electricity Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Impacts and Adoption of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Tennessee – Dr. Sabya Mishra, Associate Professor and Faudree Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis


Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) Pilot – Airton Kohls, Research Associate, The University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research


CTwin: The Chattanooga Digital Twin – Jibo Sanyal, Group Leader, and Senior Scientist Computational Urban Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


CAV and Smart Mobility: A Minnesota Case Study – Kristin White, Executive Director, Minnesota Office of Connected and Automated Vehicles and Destination CAV


U.S. DOT Truck Platooning Research Program – Tom Kearney, Freight Operations Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration


Innovations in Long Haul – Carson Spencer, Bridgestone Americas; Dr. Eric Thorn, Southwest Research Institute; and Dr. Stephanie Ivey, University of Memphis (moderator)

Last Mile Innovation – Rebecca Yeung, Staff Vice President of Service Experience Leadership, FedEx

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