IGNITION: Transportation – Shifting Gears, Innovation Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust transportation into uncharted territory. With the world facing the prospect of recession, flights that are empty or grounded, ride-sharing stalled, the very essence of mobility has been compromised. This unprecedented time comes with its challenges, but also the opportunity to more quickly shift gears; to innovate and re-imagine the future of transportation. 

Join Business Insider on Tuesday, October 20, from 12-1:30 p.m. ET for IGNITION: Transportation, presented by Arity, for a series of conversations with business leaders, policymakers, technologists, and innovators exploring the future of mobility. We’ll look at the fallout of COVID-19, address how we can leverage data for greater insights, and examine the emerging technologies and innovations that will shape our future.

Speakers Include:

Meera Joshi, Principal, Sam Schwartz; Former Chair and CEO, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

Gary Hallgren, President, Arity

Bala Ghanesh, VP Advanced Technology Group, UPS

Daniel Chu, Chief Product Officer, Waymo 

Topics will include: 

  • How surging demand for contactless interactions will accelerate the need for, and development of, autonomous vehicles
  • Travel behavior has changed dramatically during COVID-19. How can we leverage data to better understand these changes?
  • With fewer cars on the roads and planes in the air, the positive impact on the environment is apparent. Will the pandemic’s effects accelerate demand for electric vehicles and e-mobility infrastructure?
  • Cities have been forced to function in the most dire situations. Will those challenges lead to faster decisions regarding 5G and smart infrastructure?

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Source: Executive & Management