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Lessons from Autonomous Shuttle Service and Multi-Modal Shifts in Las Vegas

On March 14, 2018, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Clément Michel and Andreas Mai from Keolis and Sarah Swigart from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah.

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During this webinar, we will hear from the CEO and EVP of Market Development and Innovation at Keolis – a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, carrying nearly 50 million people via train, bus and taxi each year through public contracts.

Join us as we hear about the lessons from the new autonomous shuttle services in Las Vegas (launched in November 2017). Keolis operates the free self-driving shuttle in Las Vegas (sponsored by AAA) – the first shuttle pilot in the United States that operates in live traffic and is fully integrated with the city’s traffic infrastructure. Why in Las Vegas? What factors and conditions enabled this pilot roll out in Las Vegas over other US cities? How does this pilot compare to global autonomous shuttle and mobility projects in other US cities and abroad?

Andreas and Clément will also share key lessons from cities in the US and abroad which are integrating multi-modal transportation systems and untangling, incentivizing and inducing mode shift, congestion relief and clean mobility options.Clément and Andreas bring global expertise from 15 countries to compare the Las Vegas pilot to best practices from around the world.


Clément Michel

President & CEO
Keolis North America

As President and CEO for Keolis North America, Clément Michel leads Keolis’ existing operations throughout the US and Canada as well as oversees the future growth of the platform. With more than 15 years of experience in passenger transportation and network operations, Clément is a highly experienced and qualified executive leader with expertise in strategy development, business transformation, employee engagement and governance in both private and public sectors.

Before transitioning to Keolis’ North American platform, Clément served as Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia. In this role, he built an effective and efficient organization focused on safety, passengers and sustainability which resulted in increased employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Recognized time and time again for his commitment to diversity, Clément is one of only 20 leaders appointed as Male Champions of Change by the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissioner.

Clément is avid about connecting communities and making cities more sustainable while bringing best value to the shareholder and taxpayers. He is a passionate advocate for public transportation, sustainability, and social inclusion, and is committed to seeing Keolis deliver the highest standards in service performance for customers. Clément has a Master’s degree in engineering from the elite Ecole Centrale de Paris.

Andreas Mai

Executive Vice President, Market Development and Innovation
Keolis Group

Andreas leads innovation to deliver sustainable transportation solutions to public agencies and communities at Keolis North America. Before joining Keolis, Andreas led Cisco’s connected vehicle business and founded the technology startup ecomo.world. He is an angel investor and serves on the board of multiple technology companies. As expert in business and technology architectures for everything related to the future transportation, he is frequently invited to speak at conferences worldwide.

He has published a number of seminal papers at ITS and SAE World Congresses, including “Driving Disruptive Innovation in the Age of Digitization” (“Digital or Dead”, ISBN 3000544143), “Digitization of Road Transportation: “$5 Trillion Value at Stake”, and “Internet of Cars: A Business Case”.

Andreas holds a Diploma (Dipl.-Kaufmann) in European Business from the universities of Osnabrück (Germany), ESTE Universidad de Deusto (Spain), and Buckinghamshire (UK).
He served on multiple task forces of the World Economic Forum (e.g., Autonomous Vehicle, Smart City), and on the boards of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, the Connected Car Council, Octo Telematics, Cohda Wireless, and Covisint.

Sarah Swigart

Manager, Autonomous Vehicle Strategy Group
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

Sarah Swigart is a manager with the Autonomous Vehicle Strategy group with AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah. The team is focused on continuing the 100-year legacy of AAA in traffic safety and transportation innovation. Prior to AAA, Sarah worked in management consulting in San Francisco and Washington, DC in the healthcare, government and retail sectors. She has a Bachelors from Georgetown University and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas.


March 14, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Meeting of the Minds


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