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The Future of Mobility

The Future of Mobility

Update: 2021-07-01


The future of mobility is coming fast, but there are a couple of bumps on the road. To better prepare for the future, we need to understand what the potential risks are, and how to manage them. This week, we focus on how testing can help us get around more safely, and provide a more environmental form of transportation. We welcome Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America, to talk about building safer cars and the infrastructure that will help us avoid crashes. We also welcome Jason Marks, Business Development Manager from NI, to speak about the role of the test engineer when validating complex software, and the scale of autonomy for where we are now, and where we want to go. While we have made significant advances in electric vehicles, there are still many challenges. Planning and the right tests are crucial to help make the future of mobility more affordable and efficient for everyone. 


Learn More About: 

  • How climate change has an impact on how we move and choose to get around.
  • The Erie Canal built in 1808, the rail network and the I-390 are examples of new technology and infrastructure appearing and new opportunities showing themselves.
  • Time is of the essence for finding better solutions to lessen traffic-related fatalities and congestion. How will we make sure that what we need is done not only with precision and care but in a timely fashion?
  • Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation For America, speaks about how test might be able to improve some of the dangerous designs we see out in the world.
  • What is Vision Zero, and what is the role for test engineers to help the greater vision actualize to a reality?
  • Do we have to change everything about our current roads and highways to accommodate self-driving cars?
  • Jason Marks, Business Development Manager for NI, speaks on how we can use test to better understand our current infrastructure and also build better technology using real data sets.
  • What are the biggest challenges in getting self-driving cars out to market on a widespread level?


Resources Mentioned: 


Department of Transportation

Vision Zero 

Transportation for America 

Jason Marks 


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The Future of Mobility

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