The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-‑first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automobiles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. This presentation, based on the book Faster, Smarter, Greener: the Future of Car & Urban Mobility, envisions a new world of mobility that is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized.
The Prof Fine describes the changes that are coming with regards to mobility. Smart city oriented municipal leaders are shifting from designing cities for cars to designing cities for people. Nations and cities will increasingly employ targeted user fees and offer subsidies to nudge consumers toward more sustainable modes. The sharing economy is coaxing many consumers to shift from being owners of assets to being users of services. The auto industry is responding with connected cars that double as virtual travel assistants and by introducing autonomous driving.
The CHIP architecture embodies an integrated, multimode mobility system that builds on ubiquitous connectivity, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and a marketplace open to innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumers will exercise choice on the basis of user experience and efficiency, aided by "intelligent advisors," accessible through their mobile devices. An innovative mobility architecture reconfigured for this century is a social and economic necessity; this book charts a course for achieving it. Hong Kong serves as one of the case studies.
First 15 minutes is for networking
Breakfast can be purchased at La Station on cash bar basis.