IFA International 2019 Day 5 Edition

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THE FUTURE: FASTER,

SMARTER, GREENER

Dr Venkat Sumantran

Chairman of Celeris Technologies

CITY

ADMINISTRATORS

ARE SHIFTING

FROM DESIGNING

CITIES FOR CARS TO

DESIGNING CITIES

FOR PEOPLE

Dr Venkat Sumantran, Chairman of Celeris Technologies

and Author of Faster, Smarter, Greener: The future

of the Car and Urban Mobility, will be speaking today

at the SHIFT Automotive conference on the topic of

“Mobility Transformations Towards a Sustainable City”.

We asked him to tell us a little more:

The twentieth century was the

century of the automobile; the

twenty-first will see mobility

dramatically re-envisioned.

Automobiles altered cityscapes,

boosted economies, and made

personal mobility efficient and

convenient for many. But times

have changed; cars are seldom

the quickest mode of travel in

cities, and emissions from the

rapidly growing number of cars

and trucks threaten the planet.

The auto industry is responding

with electrified and connected

cars that double as virtual travel

assistants. The sharing economy

is coaxing many consumers

to shift from being owners of

assets to being users of services.

City administrators are shifting

from designing cities for cars

to designing cities for people.

Nations and cities will employ

targeted user fees and subsidies

to nudge consumers toward more

sustainable and socially relevant

modes. The transformed urban

mobility architecture can be

“faster, smarter, and greener”.

How do you see the future of

urban mobility?

We envision a new world of

mobility that is connected,

heterogeneous, intelligent,

and personalised (the CHIP

architecture). The CHIP

architecture harnesses a full

spectrum of mobility modes

(the heterogeneity factor)

possible today including nonmotorised

modes, EVs, micromobility,

shared-mobility and

mass-transit to complement

conventional personal modes.

It seeks to integrate this variety

of mobility options through

ubiquitous connectivity, and a

marketplace open to innovation

and entrepreneurship

MOBILITY TRANSFORMATIONS

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE CITY

Date: Tuesday 10 September

Time: 11:25 am

Location: Hall 26b GRAND THEATRE

DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES

IN UNMANNED DOMAINS

Brian Wynne,

President and CEO

of the Association for

Unmanned Vehicle

Systems International

(AUVSI) will be hosting a

“don’t miss” talk at Shift

Automotive. We asked

him to whet our appetite:

Technologies that scale across

autonomous vehicle systems, such

as driverless cars and unmanned

aircraft and boats, are creating an

exciting and very different future

transportation environment.

Even though these vehicles

are regulated quite differently,

safety will be enhanced from the

data that’s collected from them,

regardless of the application.

I will discuss how AI and 5G

technologies, as well as sensors

and payloads, are developing

across unmanned domains

and will enable autonomy to

accelerate.

What are the key roles and goals

of AUVSI?

AUVSI serves the industry by

enabling opportunities for our

members to connect, convene,

communicate and collaborate

with creators, users and

regulators to provide broad

and lasting economic and social

benefits.

What are the biggest challenges

moving forward?

One of the biggest challenges

our industry faces right now is

a skeptical public. In fact, public

acceptance of unmanned systems

will be critical for our industry’s

success, and we need to work

together across domains to tell

the story of how unmanned

systems can improve our everyday

lives.

What are your thoughts on the

creation of Shift Automotive as a

platform to bring thought leaders

together on these topics?

Education and information sharing

are essential to the advancement

of our industry, which involves

highly sophisticated and complex

technologies. Unmanned systems

seem to advance every day, and it’s

hard to keep up with the changes.

However, conferences like Shift

Automotive provide an essential

gathering place where thought

leaders can make connections

and exchange ideas that will

help achieve our collective

goal of introducing innovative

transportation solutions to an

increasingly busy and congested

world

VEHICLE AUTONOMY AS PART OF

A FUTURE MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM

Date: Tuesday 10 September

Time: 4:35 pm

Location: Hall 26b GRAND THEATRE

Brian Wynne

President and CEO of the Association for

Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

ONE OF

THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGES OUR

INDUSTRY FACES

RIGHT NOW IS A

SKEPTICAL PUBLIC

www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Tuesday 10 September 2019

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