Bell at SXSW 2019 [Austin, TX]

South by Southwest

In less than three months, over 70,000 will flock to Austin, Texas for the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Bell is proud to be considered for several different sessions and panels exploring topics in On-Demand Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Future, and more.

Attending? Click below to add each event to your #SXSW2019 agenda.

1) Up Next in Transportation: Flying Cars and Drones?

Add to Agenda | Tuesday, March 12 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM CT | La Condesa, 400 W 2nd St

Urban transportation is changing, from the influx of motorized scooters to delivery robots rolling down your sidewalks. But perhaps the greatest promise lies in the advancement of urban air mobility. Whether it be traditional manned aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft, or autonomous aircraft, the world’s leading experts are focused on how to make urban air transport the quickest – and safest – mode of transportation possible. This panel will discuss the advantages and challenges for urban air mobility in cities and how industry and government are addressing the policy, economic, social, environmental, and legal barriers.


2) Death to Roadways: Ending Traffic with Flying Cars

Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 11:00 - 12 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

No road-based solution will ever be sufficiently scalable, clean, quiet or fast enough to solve the extent of today’s mobility issues. But because of solutions NASA, Bell and other innovators are developing, we soon will solve these problems from the sky. This panel will reveal an everyday, air-based transportation system built to manage traffic and will show how private and public companies are collaborating to ensure that the public adopts air-based mobility solutions without fail.


3) Safer in the Skies: How AI is Changing the Future of Travel

Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

AI is changing how we will travel every day. Air taxis soon will be more feasible than standardized autonomous cars on our roadways. While self-driving cars must contend with the unpredictable variables of human-operated vehicles, pedestrians and wildlife, the sky is free of those hazards and can alleviate the burden of current urban mobility. This panel will answer how AI is fueling autonomous flight for smart cities and will discuss current proof of concepts for the air fleet of the future.


4) Building an Autonomous Tomorrow: Policy and Tech

Add to Agenda | Wednesday, March 13 | 2:00 - 3 PM CT | Fairmont Manchester AB

Despite popular belief, it’s not technology that’s holding up air taxis and on-demand mobility. It’s yesterday’s policies that are preventing tomorrow’s innovations (and economic growth). Steps need to be taken to encourage creative transportation technologies to flourish while ensuring regulatory compliance. This panel addresses how regulating bodies are working with private and public entities to enable innovation and which policy milestones are needed to allow for smart cities to advance.


About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of advanced air mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit:

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