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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Upward Urban & Rural Mobility via Autonomous Mobility

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture Selika Josiah Talbott chose for her virtual backdrop at the recent 2021 TRB Annual Automated Road Transportation Symposium sums up the mobility challenges that urban and rural locales face with existing infrastructure, particularly in low-income areas. Joining Talbott on this panel were […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Electric Vehicles Smart Driving Car Summit

What’s the Vision for the Smart Driving Future?

Start with the end in mind, to parrot Stephen Covey, was a recurring theme of the inaugural panel of the 4th annual Smart Driving Car Summit. Led by moderator Jim Atkinson, CEO of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc., and the president of SmartETFs and the Guinness Atkinson Funds, the panelists repeatedly discussed an overarching vision […]

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Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment Electric Vehicles

First Packages, Then People – Potential Implications of the Amazon-Zoox Deal

Will package delivery via autonomous vehicles provide a path for those people who can least afford mobility, the so-called mobility disadvantaged? Specifically, does Amazon’s purchase of Zoox hint at a world where the world’s largest online seller becomes the low-cost people mover? And, if so, what are the implications for public spaces, the built environment, […]