SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Meet the Speakers: Mohsen Jafari and Ali Maher
Session: Infrastructure Readiness for Emerging Transportation Technologies
Infrastructure Readiness for Emerging Transportation Technologies
Self-driving, ride-sharing and transportation electrification are poised to drastically change mobility and safety and supporting infrastructure. In macro level, the best will combine shared mobility, autonomy, and electrification with integrated public transport, energy systems, and multi-modal infrastructure. In micro level, cities will navigate these possibilities differently and will adopt solutions that optimize according to local conditions, such as population density, wealth, the state of road and public-transit infrastructure, pollution and congestion levels, and local governance capabilities. Clearly, the current infrastructure cannot support a massive transformation from where we are now to the time of massive adoption of electric self-driving vehicles or to when ride-sharing needs to be integrated to other modes of transportation. This talk will focus on issues concerning US infrastructure readiness for these transformations, with focus on transportation safety and mobility, and briefly touching upon the dependencies between different infrastructures.