The Petersen Automotive Museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. One of the world's largest automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a nonprofit organization specializing in automobile history and related educational programs.

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  • Los Angeles is a world leader in automotive design, inspired by the innovative thinking coming out of the ArtCenter College of Design. As the automotive world faces a fundamental transformation, what new design concepts will emerge for electric, self-driving and fleet-owned vehicles? What new materials and manufacturing processes will be used to create the next generation of cars?

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  • Breakthroughs in cutting-edge technologies have enabled an exponential acceleration of production and research related to autonomous vehicles. From super-lightweight batteries to Lidar and sensory systems to artificial intelligence, these innovations have provided the tools that automotive and tech manufacturers need to build cars of the future. Hear from industry and research leaders about the ne...

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  • Since the inception of the automobile, racing has provided a forum to prototype, test and demonstrate technological innovations while also stimulating public fascination with cars. Developments in motorsports continue to parallel the larger industry, notably in the expansion of hybrid and electric propulsion. What do modern trends in racing foretell about the road cars of tomorrow, and how does ra...

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  • As autonomous vehicles become widespread, they will have numerous economic effects, creating new opportunities even as some current businesses will be disrupted. Experts predict a shift to rideshare fleets as people move away from individual ownership with knock-on effects on the insurance industry, car dealership models and car rental firms. As passengers no longer have to pay attention to drivin...

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  • Autonomous vehicle development brings with it a number of unique ethical and regulatory challenges, which must be addressed before widespread adoption can move forward. If an AV crashes, who should be held responsible? What will the role of insurance companies be? Should regulations be developed by the states— as is the case now or will we ultimately need federal standards? And what about that “tr...

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  • The future of the automobile industry will increasingly see technology firms from Silicon Valley and elsewhere overlapping with traditional automakers in Detroit, Germany, and Japan. Will the tech companies dominate? Or will the automakers’ century-old experience with mass manufacturing, a nationwide network of dealers and political backing in Congress keep them in the game? Will there be a wave o...

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  • Trucking will be one of the first sectors for the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles. We already see a number of companies, including Daimler and Embark, successfully executing cross-country trips. Advancements in self-driving technology combined with platooning, which allows for several trucks to follow each other, will reduce fuel costs and improve efficiency in the movement of freight. ...

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  • With the rapidly approaching transition to autonomous vehicles (AV), the number of stakeholders in the transportation sector is quickly expanding. From energy and infrastructure to cyber security and experimental technologies, new opportunities and challenges are proliferating. Speakers will give their perspective on how we got here, which directions the industry is going and what we should watch ...

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  • The auto world has long been dominated by the US, Germany, and Japan, but with the shifting landscape to electrification and autonomous vehicles, new players are emerging. China is now the largest maker of electric cars. Dubai is taking a comprehensive look at transportation reform, including investments in aerial taxis. Cities like London and Singapore are also developing innovative ideas to deal...

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  • Los Angeles was built for the car and is fast becoming one of the main testing grounds for ridesharing and autonomous vehicle development. Los Angeles planners have been looking at models for mobility in the future and designing public-private partnerships to develop transportation infrastructure ahead of the 2028 Olympics.

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  • The newly expanded and renovated vault – housing some of the finest sports cars, collector cars, Hollywood movie cars, racecars and motorcycles ever shown to the public - allows visitors to experience global car culture with more than 250 iconic vehicles from the past 120 years grouped by country, including rarely-seen favorites such as a 1929 Bugatti Type 46, the two-time Le Mans-winning 1966 Gul...

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  • The newly expanded and renovated vault – housing some of the finest sports cars, collector cars, Hollywood movie cars, racecars and motorcycles ever shown to the public - allows visitors to experience global car culture with more than 250 iconic vehicles from the past 120 years grouped by country, including rarely-seen favorites such as a 1929 Bugatti Type 46, the two-time Le Mans-winning 1966 Gul...

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  • Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit dedicated to the art of a new generation of motorcycle customizers. “Custom Revolution” gathers the works of the most influential and innovative alternative bike builders of the past ten years in one place for the first time ever. Enjoy!

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  • Book Your Tour: http://bit.ly/1LqOgBP Take a “behind the scenes” tour of some of the most unique cars in the collection that are not on display in the museum galleries. The Vault is home to cars representing over 100 years of automotive history, some of which have rarely been seen by the public. A docent will guide you through the Vault while sharing stories about a selection of the cars in our d...

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  • In February, the Petersen Automotive Museum officially debuted “The Porsche Effect” in the Mullin Grand Salon. Featuring the German brand’s most historically significant street and race cars, the all-new exhibit and vault tour represents the most comprehensive Porsche display outside of Stuttgart. Enjoy!

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  • Take a look back at one of the Petersen’s most exquisite exhibits, “The Art of Bugatti.” The exhibition in the Mullin Grand Salon included numerous works of art by the Bugatti, family along with some of its most historic cars including the Type 41 Royale, Type 57 Atlantic, Type 35 and modern Bugattis like the EB110. Enjoy!

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  • Mike Hallmark is a lifelong car enthusiast. In addition to his role at Hellwig Products, he is a hardcore gearhead. He is devoted to Volkswagen, and as an Englishman, I am proud that he owns a Land Rover. Mike was kind enough to turn up in "The Operator", which is the perfect vehicle for the four seasons. Mike also staked his claim for the longest podcast, so make sure you check it out!

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  • Donnie Callaway has spent over 30 years restoring collectible cars, most of these hail from Maranello. It all began with him growing up in Los Angeles, living and breathing sports cars before taking a job at Hollywood Sports Cars, and soon thereafter, spending time in Hawaii with an uncle learning to hand form aluminum bodies. He completes restorations to concours level. Donnie has worked on prett...