Petersen automotive museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036



The Future of the Automobile is an annual conference that brings together leading voices from car manufacturers, technology companies, public policy and the media for a day-long series of talks and panel discussions on one of the biggest technological, economic and social changes facing the U.S. and the world in the coming years. Over 300 attendees from industry leaders to engaged members of the public will convene at the Petersen Automotive Museum -- the international center for automotive discovery.

Long a center of car culture, Los Angeles is emerging as the epicenter of new transportation development. The world is watching closely to see how we redesign our urban landscape around new electric, autonomous and ridesharing technologies. California will play a key role in creating the future and establishing the regulatory framework that will underlie a dramatic shift in the transportation industry across America and around the world.





American automotive museums have come and gone, but until publishing magnate and philanthropist Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie opened the Petersen Automotive Museum, there was no central location in which to celebrate the entirety of automotive history, industry, culture and artistry in Los Angeles, the most car-centric city the world has yet known.  Even the Petersen Automotive Museum building represents aspects of automotive history as important as the vehicles displayed inside.  Its architecture, user friendly parking facility, and central location make it a living example of automobile culture in Los Angeles. 




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