Join us for a ride in a self-driving car in Detroit!

PAVE, in partnership with SAE International, invites you to experience the future by taking a ride in a self-driving car provided by Dataspeed, Inc.

From April 5-7, Metro Detroit residents will get a rare opportunity to take a free ride in a self-driving car and learn about self-driving technology with hands-on displays from PAVE’s partners.


Join us for this free event with complimentary parking!


Friday, April 5: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Space is limited, so book your ride in a self-driving car today!




What to expect the day of your ride:

  • Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled ride: parking is free!
  • All riders will be required to complete a short questionnaire to help us understand perceptions of self-driving technology.
  • Plan to stay for a minimum of one hour (you’re welcome to stay longer to browse the hands-on educational displays!)
  • When you arrive at Cobo Center:
    • Use the “Rooftop Parking” entrance at 467 W. Congress Street, Detroit, MI
    • Keep your parking ticket! You’ll receive your free parking pass at the event
    • Take the elevator to Floor 2, and you’ll see SAE Demo Day flags directing you to the Welcome Desk


Preferred Time Slots Booked? Join the Waitlist!

  • To get on the waitlist, email us at
  • Include your name, email, phone number and date/time range you are requesting
  • If you’re on the wait list, you’re welcome to come to Cobo Center and experience the interactive displays. Spots can open up throughout the day!


Special Assistance Needed?

If you have special accommodation needs, please let us know in advance by checking the ‘assistance needed’ box on the registration form and providing a brief description of how we can serve you better.


Cancellation Notice

Space is limited. Should you need to cancel after you have booked a reservation, please email to let us know, or call our Guest Line at 888-210-6728.