Technology framework for a new Mobility Economy

The electric robot cars are coming! Rapid developments in technology will require a new framework for connected mobility. How can we build it, and what might it enable? Will electric vehicles transform the way society generates and stores energy? Will Blockchain keep our money and our data secure? Will industries be forced to collaborate in the open by tough regulations, or will it be a race to build the biggest walled garden? Jens Stoewhase (Intellicar) moderates a panel of experts from the automotive industry discussing what emerging technologies and trends in mobility could mean for our futures.

Movement is a fundamental human freedom, and having cheap and convenient ways to move around our towns and cities is something many of us take for granted. But with the rapid developments in electric vehicles and self-driving cars in recent years, and as vehicle manufacturers and public authorities start to deploy smart traffic systems, the movement of people is becoming increasingly bound up with the movement of data and energy. Legislation moves more slowly than technology, and the laws that govern mobility in the coming years will largely be the rules encoded in the frameworks that we create.

In this panel, experts from the mobility industry will discuss some of the latest developments in the world of connected mobility and transportation technology, the opportunities they create, and some of the risks associated with them. Smart energy storage, on-demand engine performance upgrades, autonomous driving systems and cybersecurity will all be topics as we discuss how the industry might create frameworks to maximise the advantages of emerging technologies, while preserving our individual freedoms and the freedom to innovate in the mobility space. In particular, we will highlight how the latest developments in open source mobility software could support a new ecosystem for collaborative innovation.