Selika Josiah Talbott, J.D.

Founder & CEO

Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC

An attorney by training Selika Josiah Talbott has spent much of her career in the area of transportation. She is the Founder of Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC as well as the Non-Resident Senior Fellow a Facilitator of the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies Environmental Justice Fellowship.  Selika has been the Deputy Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for USDOT’s FMCSA. For over 10 years she has been advocating and educating for the political economy of autonomous vehicles, new mobility and equity in transportation. Selika sits on the Academic Advisory Board of PAVE (partners for autonomous vehicle education) is a member of the Underwriters Laboratory on AV Standards and is an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California teaching the Future of Transportation as well as a Contributing Writer at As a transportation Executive she makes the case for best-in-class policy and business strategy. Her mantra is Transportation is Mobility and Mobility is Freedom.

MBS 2022 Panelist: Diversity and Social Sustainability, the Competitive Advantage of the Future