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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Jump Starting Mobility Efficiency

Silicon Valley may need to change its name to Mobility Valley, judging by the number of startups and established players that are planting roots in this tech center. In the above interview, John Boesel, president and CEO of CALSTART, points to a few of his members – Tesla, Proterra (electric buses) and Motiv Power Systems (electric drive trains) – as examples of […]

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Tech as the New Mobility Status Symbol

“We are entering a time when price and size get decoupled,” says Mark Platshon, Senior Advisor of BMW i Ventures in the above video filmed at the Joint Venture Silicon Valley 2016 State of the Valley Conference. Platshon was referring to the idea that today’s buyers are increasingly looking to technology to improve the mobility experience and value that […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Once in a Generation Opportunity

A once in a generation opportunity is how Stefan Heck characterizes the changes to the built-environment, thanks to ACES. ACES – Autonomous, Connected, Electrified and Shared – is the acronym that Heck – CEO and Co-Founder, NAUTO, and Consulting Professor, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University – invented to describe the convergence of different technologies that will transform […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Economic Development Technology

An Opportunity to Be a Model for the Rest of the World

The Joint Venture Silicon Valley (JVSV) 2016 State of the Valley Conference painted a picture of an extremely prosperous region, as shown by its high median income of $98,535 and housing prices with a median price of $830,000. As is common knowledge in Silicon Valley, this prosperity causes an “affordability” issue for the significant number of people on the […]