In case you missed it: Resource archive for April 30, Future of Mobility workshop

Thursday, May 31, 2018

View available presentation slides here as they are made available.

Videos are linked below according to talk title; you may also check them out on our Youtube channel

Welcome and introduction

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist, University of Michigan Energy Institute 
Carrie Morton, Deputy Director, Mcity

Economic Scenarios for EVs and CAVs: 2025 and 2035​

As of 2017, plug-in electric and battery electric vehicle sales rose globally to an estimated 1.2 million units, up 58% as compared to the prior year. Similarly, the number of connected and autonomous attributes of the vehicle fleet is growing. Many companies have targeted 2020 – 2025 as the “take-off” stage for growth of EVs and CAVs. This session will invite three experts to discuss how fast these trends will emerge, and the demand, supply, and policy factors that will be important in determining the growth curve.

Moderator: Catie Hausman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Panelists: Nigel Griffiths, Chief Automotive Economist, IHS Markit; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Global Economist, Ford Motor Company; Amy Myers Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Consumer and business behavior: Key economic and financial factors

Technology developments and the automotive cycle will play important roles in the future of mobility. A global economic downturn could diminish cash flow and prospects for funding nascent transportation technologies. Will new joint ventures and partnerships with cash rich entities from Silicon Valley fulfill the need that traditional automotive manufacturers may have during the downturn? Is the supply chain ready to make the transition to EVs and CAVs? Expanding on the day’s first session, experts will talk about the economic and financial aspects of the growth trends in EVs, CAVs, and digital platforms for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services.

Moderator: Fred Keller, Executive in Residence, University of Michigan; Founder and Chair, Cascade Engineering
Panelists: Dan Galves, Senior VP, Chief Communications Officer, Mobileye; Rod Lache, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank Securities; Richard Wallace, Vice President, Transportation Systems Analysis, Center for Automotive Research

How far and how fast: Shared mobility, ride hailing, and digital platforms for sharing

The rapid growth of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) has caught many by surprise. Use of TNCs is fast, easy, often economic, and fits with the trend toward the convenience of mobile apps. Even so, they represent a small percentage of total trips in urban areas and have faced potential policy roadblocks as public transit officials and other interest groups confront the impacts on congestion, the drivers-as- gig workers, and the legacy transit systems. This panel will focus on these topics and provide some perspective about the growth and pricing dimensions of these platforms – and whether the energy impacts are sustainable.

Moderator: Robert Hampshire, Assistant Research Professor, Human Factors Group, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Panelists: Alejandro Henao, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab, U.S. Department of Energy; Alexander Keros, Chief of Smart Cities, Maven, General Motors Urban Mobility

Luncheon and talk – Future of mobility: A view from Silicon Valley

Speaker: Sven Beiker, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility

Keynote armchair: Perspectives on key drivers underpinning electrified vehicle trends

Moderator: Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Economist, University of Michigan Energy Institute
Speaker: Sue Babinec, Senior Commercialization Advisor, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy

Social factors and technology adoption: Generation Z and the Millennial generations

Generation Z and the Millennials, born between 1995-2012 and 1980-1994, respectively, will be the generations using new transportation technologies; whether they are EVs, fully loaded with Level 4 autonomous content and features, or fully autonomous bots in a geo-fenced city. A panel of experts will address the social factors which influence technology adoption rates and whether the succeeding Generation Alpha, born between 2013-2025, will drive the growth into the future.

Moderator: Kaitlin Raimi, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Panelists: Ipek Sener, Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute; Alex Stimpson, Mission & Behavior Planning Manager, Autonomous Driving Systems, American Haval Motor Technology, LLC; Adam Waytz, Professor of Psychology, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University