College of Engineering


Technology Takes the Wheel® is a free, educational seminar series that explores autonomous vehicles and their societal impacts.

Co-sponsored by The University of Toledo's College of Engineering and AAA Northwest Ohio, this event addresses how autonomous vehicles impact the engineering world, as well as the world at-large.



The eighth seminar, and our first virtual, in this free series focuses on 

Great Lakes Hyperloop: Are You Ready for the transportation revolution?

Friday, October 23, 2020, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

virtual seminar






Lissa Guyton - 13ABC News Toledo

Guest Presenters:

Chuck Michael – Hyperloop, Regulatory Advisor & US Feasibility Studies Lead
Transport Evolution. Transport Revolution.
The engineering, construction and operation of Hyperloop TT

Kathleen Sarli, P.E. - Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)Associate Director of Operations/Chief Operating Officer
The Great Lakes Feasibility study

Dave Gedeon – Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Vice President of Transportation
The Toledo regional transportation connections to Hyperloop



Alex Metcalf – Transportation Economics & Management Systems (TEMS), President
Economic development assessment for the Great Lakes Feasibility study

Gary Thompson – RGP –  EVP & Chief Operating Officer 
Economic/growth impact on the region

Technology Takes the Wheel® Series:


february 7, 2018

General Overview of Autonomous Vehicles - Video

Seminar Program, Feb. 7, 2018


april 13, 2018

Cyber Security and Autonomous Vehicles - Video

Seminar Program, Apr. 13, 2018


JUNE 21, 2018

Public Transportation and Autonomous Vehicles - Video

Seminar Program, Jun. 21, 2018


september 21, 2018

Infrastructure and Autonomous Vehicles - Video

Seminar Program, Sep. 21, 2018


november 2, 2018

Mobility, Accessibility, and Autonomous Vehicles - Video

Seminar Program, Nov. 2, 2018

Self driving vehicle

april 17, 2019

Auto Manufacturers - On the Forefront of the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution
Seminar Program, April 17, 2019


December 6, 2019

Preparing Your Workforce for the Future - Video

Seminar Program, Dec. 6, 2019


Last Updated: 10/20/20