A popular breakfast series is serving up another progressive discussion centered on navigating autonomous vehicle technology.

Good Morning Livingston this week will feature a third discussion on the topic of where autonomous vehicle technology is heading. Panelists will present on several topics and answer questions from the audience. Organizers say with Livingston County being home to many Tier 1 and Tier 2 manufacturing facilities that support the automotive industry, the topic will become more and more important for the county to be well-versed and highly knowledgeable about.

Panelists will include Seun Phillips from PlanetM, a partnership of mobility organizations, communities, educational institutions and government agencies working together to develop mobility technologies driving the future. He’ll talk about why the state has created the PlanetM brand and why it is important to be at the table in this industry. Also speaking is Pierre Bourgin of NAVYA, a French company that’s produced an autonomous vehicle used at M-City, Las Vegas and in Australia. The company has a production facility in Saline and recently released a ride-sharing autonomous taxi and Bourgin will talk about what’s possible right now in the world of autonomous vehicles. Panelist Adela Spulber from the Center for Automotive Research will address the three things that will affect cities and municipalities planning for autonomous vehicles.

Good Morning Livingston will run from 7:30 to 9am this Tuesday, February 13th at Cleary University’s Johnson Center in Genoa Township. Registration and other information can be found through the link below. (JK)