Old transit systems, congested roads and insufficient parking have been plaguing cities for the longest time. As cities are bracing for the return to a new normal, President Biden has put infrastructure high on his agenda. His formula to address both climate change and jobs includes investments into upgrading transport infrastructure, electrifying roads and cars, and regulating autonomous mobility. At the same time, cities are keen on minimizing individual vehicle traffic in downtown areas, replacing it with shared and public transportation models, encouraging biking and walking. As cars will have to share the roads with an increasing number of alternative transportation modes, such as autonomous delivery vehicles and electric tricycles, the question is how to keep the city flowing and all traffic participants safe and what role does data technology play.
- Paul Thomas, Executive Vice President, Bosch in North America
- Kris Carter, Co-Chair, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
- Kristin Musulin, Mobility Media Strategist (Moderator)