Talking Headways Podcast: Mobility Is Like a Heavy Metal Band

This week’s episode comes to you from the National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago. If you want to get a primer on how governments and the private sector are moving beyond the era where everyone is expected to own and drive their own car, this panel moderated by Jeff Tumlin of Nelson Nygaard is a good place to start.

Carla Bailo from the Center for Automotive Research, Krista Huhtala-Jenks from the Finland Ministry of Transport and Communications, Dick Alexander from Trandev, and Justin Erlich from Uber discuss the new business models developing around shared mobility. You might also hear some amazing references to MacGyver and heavy metal bands.

  • Brandon

    I don’t think Google is investing is self driving cars because of ads. I don’t even know if its really about profit. Google just has a lot of cash to burn. And the executives want to make something cool. I think its like Elon Musk investing in Space X and Tesla. yes it can make money but its also just a cool thing to and they see it as a benefit to humanity.

  • Joe Linton

    Did a car company executive really, without a hint of irony, ask for a car with a treadmill? Ride a bike, walk, take transit – and you get exercise with your commute. Instead she’s pushing deadly cars that make these modes less viable.

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