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Driving Change with AVs – Are We There Yet?

April 6, 2017 / Jill Feblowitz / Automated Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Smart Cities

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are the shiny new object of our attention.  We have already seen transportation disrupted with the rapid ramp up of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  Autonomy has made its way into new cars, trucks and buses in the form of self-parking cars, new safety features and internet-connected vehicles.  Now all attention is on AVs, as new and old entrants to the market seek to get a piece of the market and forward looking cities plan for a new transportation future.

The MIT Enterprise Forum CleanTech group recently brought together a diverse set of panelists to weigh in on how rapidly evolving technological advances in the transportation sector will impact mobility and energy consumption in urban centers.  The panel, moderated by Lisa Jerram, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant Research, included Scott Fisher, Director Market Development, EVgo; Jane Lappin, Director, Public Policy and Government Toyota Research; Josh Westerhold, Senior Manager, Renault-Nissan Alliance Future Lab; Xavier Mosquet, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group; and Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, City of Boston

To read more go to the MIT Enterprise Forum blog.

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