Mobility Summit

Ann Arbor

Thursday, June 14, 2018
8:30am-5:30pm followed by a networking reception

Meeting of the Minds, in partnership with Ann Arbor SPARK and Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti SmartZone, is convening a unique one-day thought leadership summit in Ann Arbor focused on emerging autonomous mobility and smart city solutions. Participants have the first-of-its-kind opportunity to tour the recently opened American Center for Mobility (formerly Willow Run) and experience live demos from OEMs and mobility start-ups on the private track and infrastructure assets, followed by small group discussions and workshops. Participants are encouraged to stay for Ann Arbor’s TechTrek on June 15th, which spotlights over 70 local tech start-ups and gazelles.

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Meeting of the Minds will convene 110 global thought leaders in downtown Ann Arbor on June 14, 2018 to share best practices, lessons learned and key insights that are accelerating new mobility solutions and autonomous technology in cities.

Morning plenaries will dive into current mobility challenges, gaps and opportunities in the Ann Arbor-Detroit-Ypsilanti region, followed by global best practices to prepare for the electric, shared and autonomous revolution. Sessions will take a deep dive into key technology, policy, and financing tools for cities and emerging solutions from national and global examples. Morning plenaries will be followed by small group discussions over lunch with plenary speakers to continue the conversation and build partnerships.

In the afternoon, all 110 summit participants will have the opportunity to attend the first of its kind behind-the-scenes site visit of the recently opened American Center for Mobility (formerly Willow Run) for a special access tour of the private track, tunnel, intersections, cityscape, and suburban grid built specifically for AV testing. In addition, participants will experience live demos from Ford Smart Mobility, RITMO, Iteris and other OEMs and mobility start-ups. This will be followed by small group, facilitated workshop discussions to dive into emerging trends, lessons learned and next steps.

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit is made possible by the generous support of these organizations.

Toyota logo
Spark Ann Arbor
MEDC Smartzone
Dassault Systemes
Iteris
RoadBotics
Ford Smart Mobility
Attendees at the Mobility Summit

Who’s Coming?

Attendees

50% local, 50% extra-local

  • Public Sector 30%
  • Private sector/entrepreneurs 45%
  • Non-profit/philanthropy 15%
  • Academia 7%
  • Media 3%

%

SVP level and higher

Background and Purpose

New autonomous mobility innovations will bring potentially profound disruptions to our cities and regions. Expanding the range of affordable mobility options for city-dwellers is a goal held dear by nearly every urban leader. However, we are facing a narrow window of time to anticipate and plan for big changes with the widest possible benefits. More than 52 cities around the world are already testing AV technology, including Ann Arbor. As commercially viable autonomous vehicles show up on our roads, and as other technologies transform the daily commute experience, will these help us to achieve equitable access to work, healthcare, schools and services? Industry-led discussions have largely been focused on the technological innovations. With a shift from tech-centric discussions to more service-focused discussions, two core elements of the Big Picture are being acknowledged: the city-dweller who takes a trip and the city itself. The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit will tackle some key questions: What are the short-term steps needed to ease congestion, parking pressures, modal shift, equitable access and cross-sector collaboration as we move towards an autonomous future? Short-term approaches must build towards long-term outcomes.

We are facing a fragmented ecosystem of players and stakeholders. The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit will put the spotlight on how to build an innovation mobility ecosystem and a regional strategy linking Ann Arbor and Detroit. The Ann Arbor-Detroit corridor poses both a major challenge and opportunity for the region. How do we create a Southeastern Michigan mobility cluster and build on the region’s transportation research and innovation strengths? How can key urban actors — city government, state government, OEMs, MaaS providers, tech-firms, investors, employers, philanthropy, non-profits — build a supportive mobility innovation ecosystem. What are global best practices from which we can draw upon? Rust-belt cities have similar pain points as it relates to increasing mobility access including: mass urban sprawl, dispersed and concentrated areas, extensive service needs, talent retention and attraction, and funding. However, many rust-belt cities are tackling this head on and finding creative solutions to ease urgent needs. Our first Mobility Summit convened in Boston in June 2017. Join us in Ann Arbor this June for our second Mobility Summit as we dig even deeper into these dimensions as it relates particularly to the Ann Arbor-Detroit region. Our mission on June 14 is to convene leaders working towards shared solutions across sectors and cities and draw key lessons learned from the larger Meeting of the Minds global leadership network which lend themselves to Southeast Michigan.

Site Visit and Demos

The recently opened (December 2017) American Center for Mobility (formerly Willow Run) is a uniquely purpose-built facility focused on testing, verification and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles and other mobility technologies at the 335-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township in Southeast Michigan. The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards. Find more information at www.acmwillowrun.org.

Delegates will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently opened site including the private highway track, intersections, tunnel and cityscape specifically built for AV testing. Live demos from Ford Smart Mobility, RITMO, Iteris and other mobility companies and start-ups will give delegates a first-hand look and discuss emerging prototypes and technology innovations.

The site visit and demos will be followed by small group discussions in facilitated workshops to address key gaps and challenges as laid out in the morning plenaries with emerging solutions, lessons learned and next steps.

See live demos from these companies. (More to be announced shortly)

RoadBotics

Who’s Speaking?

Over 30 speakers, including:

Paul Krutko

Kirk Steudle

Director
Michigan Department of Transportation

Mark de la Vergne

Roger Millar

Secretary of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation

Nico Larco

Andreas Mai

Executive Vice President, Market Development and Innovation
Keolis Group

Nico Larco

Regina Clewlow

CEO & Founder
Populus

Agenda

June 14, 2018

8:00am

Networking Breakfast

8:30am

Welcome

  • Gordon Feller, Co-Founder, Meeting of the Minds
  • Jessie Hahn, Executive DirectorMeeting of the Minds

8:37am

Setting the Context – Regional Mobility Challenges and Vision for The Region

The Ann Arbor-Detroit-Ypsilanti corridor poses both a major challenge and opportunity for the region as we move into connected, autonomous, electric and shared mobility. How do we create a Southeastern Michigan mobility cluster and build on the region’s transportation research and innovation strengths? How do we build a supportive mobility innovation ecosystem?

  • Moderator: Paul Krutko, CEO, SPARK
  • Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator, City of Ann Arbor
  • Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
  • Pamela Lewis, Director, New Economy Initiative

9:05am

Urgent Transportation and Access Gaps in Southeast Michigan

  • Teresa M. Gillotti, Incoming Director, Office of Community & Economic Development, Washtenaw County

9:15am

Short-Term Technology Solutions to Congestion, Access and Mobility

  • The Transportation Security Index
    • Alexandra Murphy, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Faculty Affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
  • Mobility Data Platforms
    • Regina Clewlow, CEO & Founder, Populus
  • V-to-I and Complete Streets
    • Joe Boissy, CMO, Iteris 

10:00am

Networking Coffee Break

10:20am

AV Impacts on Municipal Revenue and Emerging Solutions

  • Nico Larco, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Co-Founder/Co-Director – Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI), University of Oregon 

10:40am

How to Build and Support a Mobility Innovation Ecosystem

  • Moderator: Komal Doshi, Director of Mobility Programs, Ann Arbor SPARK
  • Andreas Mai, Executive Vice President, Market Development & Innovation, Keolis North America
  • Elizabeth Berkey Cathles, Senior Manager, Strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Kirk Steudle, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation

11:20am

Testing and Validation Systems – Safety Protocols and the Future of AV

  • Moderator: Rick Sturgeon, Senior Director of Transportation and Mobility, Dassault Systémes
  • John Maddox, CEO, American Center for Mobility
  • TBA

11:45am

Looking Out Towards 2050

  • Paul Fanson, Senior Manager, Strategy Office, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development

12:00pm

Themed Lunch Tables

Join the speakers from the morning plenary sessions at their tables to continue the conversation, ask questions and dig a bit deeper into the content and next steps.

1:00pm

Site Visit and Live Demos at American Center for Mobility

The recently opened (December 2017) American Center for Mobility (formerly Willow Run) is a uniquely purpose-built facility focused on testing, verification and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles and other mobility technologies at the 335-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township in Southeast Michigan. The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards. Find more information at www.acmwillowrun.org.

Delegates will have the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently opened site including the private highway track, intersections, tunnel and cityscape specifically built for AV testing. Live demos from Ford Smart Mobility, RITMO, Iteris and other mobility companies and start-ups will give delegates a first-hand look and discuss emerging prototypes and technology innovations.

3:30pm

Facilitated Work Session #1

The site visit and demos will be followed by small group discussions in facilitated workshops to address key gaps and challenges as laid out in the morning plenaries with a focus on emerging solutions, lessons learned and next steps.

4:20pm

Coffee Break & Transition

4:30pm

Facilitated Work Session #2

Choose a second topic area of interest to you.

5:25pm

Wrap-up and Next Steps

Jessie Feller Hahn, Executive Director, Meeting of the Minds

5:30 – 8:00pm

Networking Reception

Join the gazelles being honored by Ann Arbor SPARK in a joint networking reception with local and regional leaders.

Facilitated Work Sessions

Delegates will break into groups of 10 for small working groups. Each group will focus on a particular subset of issues from the morning plenaries and use the ACM demos and site visit to inform their discussions around solutions, remaining key challenges, and next steps. Each table has a facilitator. Delegates will have a choice of two groups which are first-come first serve. Workshop themes are listed below with the facilitator.

1. Short-Term Tech Solutions for Congestion, Parking and Mode Shift

Facilitator: TBA

2. Building and Supporting a Regional Mobility Ecosystem

Facilitators:

  • Komal Doshi, Director of Mobility Programs, Ann Arbor SPARK
  • Jim Sayer, Director and Research Scientist, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
3. Wireless Technology, 5G Roll Out, and Cybersecurity

Facilitator: Gordon Feller, Co-founder, Meeting of the Minds

4. Ensuring Access is at the Center of Mobility Initiatives in the Region

Facilitators: TBA

5. Future of the Ann Arbor-Detroit-Ypsilanti Corridor

Facilitators:

  • Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, City of Detroit
  • Paul Krutko, CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK
6. Impacts on Municipal Revenue, Financing and Planning for Disruption

Facilitator: Nico Larco, Co-Founder/Co-Director – Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon

7. Setting State Policy for AVs and Innovation

Facilitator: TBA

8. Designing Our Cities, Managing Sprawl and Policy Levers

Facilitator: TBA

9. Future Proofing for 2050

Facilitator: Paul Fanson, Senior Manager, Strategy Office, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development

10. Testing and Validation for Safe AV

Facilitator: Rick Sturgeon, Senior Director of Transportation and Mobility, Dassault Systémes

Attendees at the Mobility Summit

Venue and Lodging

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit convenes at the Graduate Hotel.

The Graduate Hotel
615 E Huron S
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The Graduate Hotel

The Graduate Hotel 615 E Huron S Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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