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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: What does it mean to you? - 1.5 PDHs
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When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: WSB & Associates
701 Xenia Avenue South
Golden Valley, Minnesota  55416
United States
Contact: 651-457-2347

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles:


What does it mean to you?


1.5 PDHs

Attend live at WSB in Golden Valley or via live webinar


Additional group chapter webinar sites are available in the Traverse des Sioux (Mankato) and Southeast (Rochester) Chapters (see registration for details).




Let's consider a world with connected autonomous vehicles. What would that look like? What does that mean for individuals? For engineers?


This seminar will cover the background on the evolution of autonomous and connected vehicles, highlight some current pilot projects and present potential impacts on the engineering industry, ranging from skill sets, future work forces, design standards, planning, policy and land use. 

Attendees at this seminar will learn:

  • History on the evolution of connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Current efforts in Minnesota and beyond
  • Potential impacts on the engineering industry



Janelle Borgen, PE, with WSB & Associates, is an ITS Manager with over 20 years of experience. She is responsible for WSB’s ITS and CAV activities.  Janelle holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her engineering degree, Janelle studied Human Factors in the Human Factors Research lab while attending Graduate school.  This opportunity allowed Janelle to work for the Swedish Department of Transportation in traffic safety.  At the time, the Swedish DOT had just announced their Vision Zero Program in traffic safety, the first program of this kind in the world.  Janelle remained with the Swedish Department of Transportation in traffic safety for five months refining her expertise and knowledge in traffic safety and how to best mitigate safety concerns.


Janelle has served as the contractors’ project manager on Minnesota’s first design-build, public-private partnership project which deployed traffic operations and communications center in Duluth, St. Cloud, Rochester and Mankato.  The projects included developing software, deploying cameras, permanent and portable message signs, detection units, fiber optic cable, ISDN, and licensed and unlicensed wireless communications systems.  It also included operational tests of ice detection, wrong way detection, variable speed limit signage and an unmanned aerial vehicle.


Janelle was the youngest person and first woman to serve as the President of ITS MN, at the time of appointment, and is currently serving on the Minnesota Guidestar Board of Directors.  Janelle has continued her passion for transportation technology work and currently acts as  WSB’s project lead on the Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot Project.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018

All registrations after 2/2 will be assessed a $50 late fee through Sunday, February 4.
No registrations will be accepted after 2/4.
No walk-in registrations will be accepted.


MnSPE members MUST log in to see the free member rate.


Live site attendees have the option to purchase a boxed lunch during the registration process.


Cost: FREE for current MnSPE members, MnSPE Platinum/Gold Industry Partners group webinar sites and non-member WSB Golden Valley office employees.

*Platinum/Gold Industry Partners, contact MnSPE for a free promo code.
*Membership must be current on the date of the seminar.
*Not a current member but want to attend for free? Join MnSPE for 6 months free or rejoin here.


Fee-based registration:

  • Individual non-members (in person or via live webinar): $75
  • Small group webinar site of 3-5 non-members participating: $215
  • Medium group webinar site of 6-10 non-members participating: $425
  • Large group webinar site of 11+ non-members participating: $775


To the best of our knowledge, this seminar meets the requirement for continuing education as outlined by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, Geoscience and Interior Design.

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