September 7, 2022 • VIRTUAL EVENT

autonomous & electric vehicles summit

Commercialization and pace of growth are common themes among young companies seeking to lead in advanced technologies. The accelerating pace of electrification and autonomous trucking requires a scorecard to keep up. This is why FreightWaves is assembling many of the major players in both technologies to offer perspectives during the second annual Autonomous & Electric Vehicles Summit.

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Welcome

9/7/22 9:00 am

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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Sydney Edwards
Cold Chain Communities Writer
FreightWaves
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Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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Keynote: SPACs: What now and what's next?

9/7/22 9:05 am

The rise an fall of special purpose acquisition companies has been swift and brutal for some of the young companies enticed to go public before they were ready for the harsh realities of life under Wall Street scrutiny. Understanding what happened with SPACs means understand SPACs from the beginning. Vince Cubbage of Tortoise Acquisition, which has sponsored two SPACs and is lining up a third, brings his perspectives as the Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Summit keynote speaker.

Vince Cubbage
Chairman and CEO
Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II
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Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Policy implications of electric and autonomous vehicles

9/7/22 9:35 am

Federal and state policy makers are preparing to roll out rules and guidelines governing autonomous vehicles, and Congress recently approved new climate legislation – both will have cost and market implications for truck fleets and drivers. ACT Research’s Ann Rundle provides an update on what these changes will mean for the industry in this fireside chat with FreightWaves’ John Gallagher.

Ann Rundle
Vice President
ACT Research
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John Gallagher
Chief Washington Correspondent
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Paving the way for autonomous trucking

9/7/22 9:55 am

Kaylee Nix and Olivia Hu talk about the necessity of a deep digital network and strong industry partnerships to create a successful roll out of autonomous vehicle technology

Olivia Hu
Sr. Business Development Manager
Uber Freight
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Mixing and match electric powertrains

9/7/22 10:20 am

Rakesh Aneja knows the limitations of infrastructure for electric trucks. They need more time and power to charge than passenger cars, which is one reason Daimler Truck and two other entitles are committing $650 million for medium- and heavy-duty truck charging.

Rakesh Aneja
Vice President and Chief of eMobility
Daimler Truck North America
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Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: Electrifying the last mile

9/7/22 10:40 am

FreightWaves' Jack Daleo and Tim Reeser of Lightning eMotors talk everything EVs, from common misconceptions to challenges for adoption and everything in between. You'll also hear about the latest technology from Lightning eMotors, including zero emissions vans, electric powertrains and charging stations.

Jack Daleo
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Tim Reeser
CEO and Co-Founder
Lightning eMotors
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Fireside Chat: Autonomous trucking: Filling in the gaps toward commercialization

9/7/22 11:15 am

Kodiak Robotics resisted the temptation of going public during the heady days of SPACs, preferring to raise money from venture capital. Now, as its list of partnerships and technology breakthroughs grows, Kodiak is gaining a reputation as a leader in high-level autonomy shedding the late-comer label.

Don Burnette
Co-Founder & CEO
Kodiak Robotics
Speaker Bio
Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

9/7/22 12:10 pm

Tim Dooner
Host of WHAT THE TRUCK?!?
FreightWaves
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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Wiley Deck
VP of Government Affairs and Public Policy
Plus
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Don Burnette
Co-Founder & CEO
Kodiak Robotics
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Finch Fulton
VP of Policy & Strategy
Locomation
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Frank Mabry
Freight Network Analyst
Torc
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Matt Horton
CEO
Voltera
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Fireside Chat: From electric to autonomous: x-by-wire technology as an accelerator

9/7/22 1:05 pm

On the far edge of electrification is REE Automotive, which places electronic drive, steer, and brake technology at each wheel corner to take advantage of efficiencies like regenerative braking that could quickly close the total cost of ownership gap with conventional powertrains while adding features like four-wheel steering.

Sam Abuelsamid
Principal Analyst
Guidehouse Insights
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Daniel Barel
Co-founder and CEO
Ree Automotive
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Fireside Chat: Early experiences with battery-electric fleets

9/7/22 1:30 pm

Bill Bleim of NFI Industries was in on very early of testing Class 8 electric trucks. He knows their limitations and what roles they perform best. Rob Reich of Schneider has less experience but both companies are proving where electrified transportation fits in the heavy-duty freight world.

Bill Bliem
SVP, Fleet Services
NFI
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Rob Reich
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer
Schneider
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Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: The new driver assistant, how AI will make trucking easier for those who drive the most

9/7/22 1:40 pm

Does autonomous trucking have to leave out the driver to be successful? Plus runs a Level 4 high-autonomy system beneath advanced driver assistance system software, but drivers will continue to play an important role as it racks up billions of real-world miles before removing the human from the equation.

Thomas Wasson
Enterprise Trucking Carrier Expert
FreightWaves
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Shawn Kerrigan
COO and Co-Founder
Plus
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Fireside Chat: Lessons learned from multiple partners in autonomous powertrain integration

9/7/22 2:00 pm

Autonomous trucking software developers have enough on their plate without having to sweat the details of integrating their technologies with the engine and transmission. Many are leaving that work to Cummins Inc., the world's largest engine maker whose expertise in making systems work together has thrust the company into a key role in the autonomous trucking space

Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
J. Michael Taylor
Director, Global Powertrain Integration
Cummins
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Fireside Chat: Building a hydrogen fueling infrastructure from pipelines and electolyzers to stations

9/7/22 2:15 pm

The Inflation Reduction Act promotes the production of low-carbon hydrogen, which is good news for Nikola, which wants to produce and sell the fuel for long-distance trucks in North America. We talk to Pablo Koziner, Nikola’s president of energy, about the IRA and the rest of Nikola’s busy line-up of projects, including electric trucks and how to charge them.

Pablo Koziner
President, Commercial
Nikola Energy
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Sebastian Blanco
Journalist
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: How AI and simulation offer safer alternatives to traditional testing

9/7/22 2:35 pm

AI and simulations have been used throughout the development of autonomous vehicles, but the technology still requires millions of miles on the highways before mass commercialization. Bringing AI and simulation to the forefront allows for safer development of autonomous vehicles, while also cutting down on the number of highway miles required to implement self-driving technology.

Raquel Urtasun
Founder and CEO
Waabi
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Tony Mulvey
Analyst
FreightWaves
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Closing Remarks

9/7/22 2:50 pm

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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Sydney Edwards
Cold Chain Communities Writer
FreightWaves
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Alan Adler
Detroit Bureau Chief
FreightWaves
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