March 2018

Bringing Olli, the world’s first self-driving cognitive vehicle to National Harbor in 

Prnce George’s County, Maryland

Mr. David C Woessner,General Manager, Local Motors, National Harbor, will provide an in-depth review of how Local Motors launched the Olli in National Harbor in 2016 and the journey that they have been on since launching their award-winning facility to bring self-driving vehicles to Prince George’s County, Maryland. Olli, a smart, safe, and sustainable self-driving electric shuttle, is poised to transform surface transportation as we know it. It brings increased efficiency to public transport, and can revitalize a neighborhood, optimize accessibility and mobility on a campus, or enhance a thriving Downtown.  Mr. Woessner will discuss obstacles at both federal and state levels to launching new transportation technology, while also acknowledging the regulatory and governmental support they have received over the last two years. He will also discuss lessons learned along the way.
Date Time Location CM
Tuesday, March 27*
*Please note date 
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon County Administration Building
4th Floor Boardroom
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s) Biography

David C. Woessner, General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD 

Mr. David  C. Woessner currently serves as the General Manager of Local Motors in National Harbor, MD. After finalizing the launch of an award-winning facility in 2016, where the world's first self-driving, cognitive, low speed, electric shuttle, Olli, was debuted, he is now responsible for operations of the sales and demonstration facility in National Harbor, MD. His primary focus is working with local stakeholders and partners to demonstrate, pilot, and sell self-driving Ollis in the Washington, DC region and beyond. He also leads External Affairs to appropriately influence public policy on self-driving vehicles.

David earned his MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while serving multiple terms on the National Society of Black Engineers’ National Board of Directors. He received his BA in Physics and German from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana where he recently completed his three-year term on the Board of the National Association of Wabash Men.

David enjoys playing soccer and basketball while also coaching youth sports.  He fully embraces his German & Moroccan culture and the live, work and play model that National Harbor, MD, and Detroit have to offer.

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