Technology Takes the Wheel®

10/21/2019, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: The HUB - 2001 N. Career Ave.
Contact: Marilyn Buskohl
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Transportation Transformation: An Overview of Autonomous Vehicles

We are headed down the road toward the future of transportation with connected and autonomous vehicles (AV) - one that will greatly impact society, including our cities, rural communities, commerce and even agriculture. Learn about the AV applications happening now, and the vision and planning taking place to create safe, inclusive and interconnected autonomous transportation systems of the future. 

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 9-11:30 a.m.  
Southeast Technical Institute HUB Auditorium, 2001 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57107

Free to Attend | Registration Required

 

 Speakers

  • Dave HuftResearch Program Manager and Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator at South Dakota Dept. of Transportation

Dave Huft is the Research and Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program Manager and Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). SDDOT’s Office of Research addresses a broad range of research topics in transportation design, construction, operations, maintenance, planning, administration and market research. Dave has been active in national research activities and is a past chair of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee. Dave is a recipient of AASHTO’s President’s Award for Research and Alfred E. Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement as well as the Transportation Research Board’s W.N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. He was named to the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor in 2009.

  • Bob KazmierczakDirector, AAA Approved Auto Repair for Central & Great Plains Regions

Bob Kazmierczak has been in the automotive service and repair industry for the last 39 years. Kazmierczak focuses in management and service management of auto repair facilities.

Bob has been with AAA since 2004 and accepted the role of Director of Automotive Products and Service Development in January 2016. The new position is a result of three AAA Clubs merging into one now called AAA Club Alliance. His roles include the oversight of the Approved Auto Repair Program in the AAA Club Alliance 13 States, and the Contractor Service Network in the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota,  as well as working on new projects and with the AAA National Automotive Engineering Team.

  • Dave HobbsSenior Technical Trainer & Course Developer for Delphi Technologies

Dave Hobbs is the senior technical trainer and course developer for Delphi Technologies.  Dave’s experience in the independent automotive service world started over 40 years ago as a technician and then service manager in his family’s auto electric business in Kokomo Indiana.

Dave’s OEM experience includes being a technical hotline advisor, field engineer and electronics systems instructor for engineers at GM Delco Electronics and Delphi.

An ASE master tech with L1 and L3 advanced certifications, Dave has also served as an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech Community College. 

Moderator

  • Jason MerrittSoutheast Technical Institute Automotive Instructor

Jason has been an Automotive Service Technology instructor since 2000. His teaching career began at Riverland Community college in Albert Lea, Minn., where he taught courses in brakes, suspension, engine repair, fuel systems, basic and advanced electronics, general automotive, manual transmissions, clutches, HVAC and drivability. 

In 2013, Jason began teaching at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. Currently, he teaches Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in the Automotive Technology program. 

Jason began his career with a diploma in Auto Service Technology from North Dakota State College of Science. Later, he completed an associate of applied science at NDSCS. After graduation, Jason spent 10 years working in dealerships as an automotive technician, where he specialized in electronics and diagnostics. He is an ASE certified master technician and advanced drivability specialist. He is a member of the international automotive technician's network. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Career Education from Indiana state University in 2019. 

Presented by Southeast Technical Institute and AAA South Dakota

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Register2019-10-21 09:00:002019-10-21 11:30:00America/ChicagoTechnology Takes the Wheel® Transportation Transformation: An Overview of Autonomous Vehicles We are headed down the road toward the future of transportation with connected and autonomous vehicles (AV) - one that will greatly impact society, including our cities, rural communities, commerce and even agriculture. Learn about the AV applications happening now, and the vision and planning taking place to create safe, inclusive and interconnected autonomous transportation systems of the future.  Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 9-11:30 a.m.   Southeast Technical Institute HUB Auditorium, 2001 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Free to Attend | Registration Required    Speakers Dave Huft – Research Program Manager and Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator at South Dakota Dept. of Transportation Dave Huft is the Research and Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program Manager and Intelligent Transportation Systems Coordinator for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). SDDOT’s Office of Research addresses a broad range of research topics in transportation design, construction, operations, maintenance, planning, administration and market research. Dave has been active in national research activities and is a past chair of the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee. Dave is a recipient of AASHTO’s President’s Award for Research and Alfred E. Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement as well as the Transportation Research Board’s W.N. Carey, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. He was named to the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor in 2009. Bob Kazmierczak – Director, AAA Approved Auto Repair for Central & Great Plains Regions Bob Kazmierczak has been in the automotive service and repair industry for the last 39 years. Kazmierczak focuses in management and service management of auto repair facilities. Bob has been with AAA since 2004 and accepted the role of Director of Automotive Products and Service Development in January 2016. The new position is a result of three AAA Clubs merging into one now called AAA Club Alliance. His roles include the oversight of the Approved Auto Repair Program in the AAA Club Alliance 13 States, and the Contractor Service Network in the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota,  as well as working on new projects and with the AAA National Automotive Engineering Team. Dave Hobbs – Senior Technical Trainer & Course Developer for Delphi Technologies Dave Hobbs is the senior technical trainer and course developer for Delphi Technologies.  Dave’s experience in the independent automotive service world started over 40 years ago as a technician and then service manager in his family’s auto electric business in Kokomo Indiana. Dave’s OEM experience includes being a technical hotline advisor, field engineer and electronics systems instructor for engineers at GM Delco Electronics and Delphi. An ASE master tech with L1 and L3 advanced certifications, Dave has also served as an adjunct instructor for Ivy Tech Community College.  Moderator Jason Merritt – Southeast Technical Institute Automotive Instructor Jason has been an Automotive Service Technology instructor since 2000. His teaching career began at Riverland Community college in Albert Lea, Minn., where he taught courses in brakes, suspension, engine repair, fuel systems, basic and advanced electronics, general automotive, manual transmissions, clutches, HVAC and drivability.  In 2013, Jason began teaching at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls. Currently, he teaches Electrical/Electronics, Engine Performance, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning in the Automotive Technology program.  Jason began his career with a diploma in Auto Service Technology from North Dakota State College of Science. Later, he completed an associate of applied science at NDSCS. After graduation, Jason spent 10 years working in dealerships as an automotive technician, where he specialized in electronics and diagnostics. He is an ASE certified master technician and advanced drivability specialist. He is a member of the international automotive technician's network. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Career Education from Indiana state University in 2019.  Presented by Southeast Technical Institute and AAA South Dakota      The HUB - 2001 N. Career Ave.
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