Mobility

The Future of Urban Transportation Is Sharing

Recently, a researcher on LinkedIn who has done extensive research on ridesharing in the United States messaged me saying: “Sharing is not in the American DNA”. He doesn’t believe that ridesharing will take off in the U.S. The statement intrigued me both as a trained...

Bridging Divides in International Transportation Planning

This interview series is made possible by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations. Each month we feature a leading thinker from VREF’s Future Urban Transport program. Meeting of the Minds took a few moments to talk with Chris Zegras about the use of technology...

Urban mobility is autonomous, connected, electric, and shared

Tesla’s stock value is now worth more than Ford. GM and Tesla are fighting for the highest market cap and for leadership in cars and much more. The future of urban mobility is ACES: Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared. Professor Stefan Heck of Stanford...

Zipcar Founder Robin Chase on Upending the Status Quo

This is the third in a series entitled The Future of Mobility, a joint project of CommonWealth and Meeting of the Minds. Freedom no longer means sitting behind the wheel of your own car The accelerating changes in transportation have disrupted established services and...

Tesla and SolarCity: Harbingers of Future Mobility and Energy

In Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary film, “Before the Flood,” DiCaprio walks the floor of Tesla’s new Gigafactory while he talks with Elon Musk about the future of energy and mobility. Elon Musk is a brilliant visionary. As CEO of Tesla, he has made a reality of...
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