German – American Mobility Dialogue 2019
Automated Transportation – Changing Cities, Society and Business
What started as the Future Mobility Night in 2017, has now been extended into a full-day dialogue with panel discussions and breakout sessions.
This year’s discussion focused on opportunities of fully automated (“autonomous”) transportation for the mobility of people, the delivery of goods and the provision of services in cities. Particular attention was given to the challenges in terms of sustainability, governance and public acceptance that relate to robot-vehicles.
The event started with interesting keynote speeches from Rodney Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Dr. Thomas Becker, VP of Governmental and External Affairs at BMW Group as well as Giovanni Circella, Director, 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program, UC Davis.
The speeches were followed by four different breakout sessions hosted by research and industry leaders ranging from Human-Centric Urban Mobility to Clouds & Networks. The sessions dealt with various mobility related topics and the audience had the opportunity to actively participate in the dialogue.
After the lunch break, the program continued with a dialogue session in which the four session chairs had the opportunity to share their most important findings and build a big picture of the future of mobility
During the closing panel, new industry and research experts in the mobility field reflected on the big picture drawn by the chairmen and drew different perspectives and potential collaborations
The event was hosted by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.