It took 25 years for the hybrid car to reach 4 percent market share. How long will it take for autonomous cars to be fully adopted? Will safety concerns curb the transition to driverless vehicles or advance it? How might companies and organizations collaborate to bring new technologies to life in the transportation space?

As part of our recent event on the Future of Transportation that we co-hosted with the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, we explored how our transportation experience will change as we embark on the driverless journey. As part of the event, I had the privilege of moderating a panel of technology leaders from the Ford Research and Innovation Center, AAA Club Partners, Lyft, Swyft, and SFMTA, who shared their thoughts on everything from mobility, to safety, to car sharing versus car ownership.

Featured panelists:

  • Sudipto Aich – Principal Researcher, Ford Research and Innovation Center
  • Michael Slattery – Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Connected Car at AAA Club Partners
  • David Rust – Head of Operations Strategy at Lyft
  • Jonny Simkin – Co-founder and CEO of Swyft
  • Timothy Papandreou – Chief Innovation Officer and Director, Office of Innovation at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

From a multi-modal approach to a shift in personal mobility, here are the key takeaways from our event: Continue Reading…