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April 26, 2022  |  permalink

Webfleet Mobility Conference: Mobility 2032

The folks at Webfleet — which as their name would indicate manages vehicle fleets in the cloud — graciously invited me to deliver the opening keynote at their virtual conference in April. Titled “Where the Robot Meets the Road,” my talk delved into the challenges of managing a future in which cities are full of autonomous stuff, not just vehicles. Here’s the official description:

Self-driving cars will prove to be the horseless carriage of autonomy, looking backward rather than charging ahead. The future of urban mobility promises to be much wilder, filled with new species of self-pro­pelled scooters, stores, and drone seemingly with a mind of their own. How are these techno­logies already trans­forming the way we see, understand, and get around cities? What new business models will emerge as the costs of autonomy plunge and the potential explodes? And what tools will cities need to track and regulate streets filled with self-driving stuff? Drawing upon his work with BMW, Intel, MIT, the Bloomberg Philan­thropies, the Aspen Institute, and NewCities, Greg Lindsay offers a tour of future urban mobility and how they promise to transform our cities in the coming decades.

My talk is available on demand at the conference Website. Register here to watch.

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, , a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

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