Mark Hallenbeck, Director, WA State Transportation Center of the UW College of Engineering, “Automated Vehicles, the Hype, the Reality, and Possible Futures”
Mark Hallenbeck is the Director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC), a cooperative, interdisciplinary transportation research agency, at the University of Washington (UW.) Mark has been with TRAC for over 33 years. He currently teaches Intelligent Transportation Systems and Urban Transportation Planning in Civil Engineering at the UW.
Much of Mark’s research involves the collection, use, summarization, and reporting of data that describe transportation system use and performance. He is currently working with multiple agencies in the region to examine how “big data” and new technology can be used to improve regional mobility, while examining how changing mobility options are affecting land use decisions. He also spends a lot of time talking to the press and various professional organizations about how new mobility options are likely to affect regional travel, and how both public agencies and the public can gain the most out of those new technologies and services.