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  • MIT Enterprise Forum: Driving Change – Autonomous & Electric Vehicles

    • 3.21.2017   |   7:30 PM–10:00 PM
    • MIT Stata Center
      Building 32 – Room 123
      32 Vassar Street
      Cambridge, MA 02139

    There has been much discussion of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and the potential benefits to our everyday transportation lives, but what about the impact of AVs on our infrastructure? What are the implications on the built environment, and energy? How will we prepare and what are the opportunities for innovation?

    This panel will explore how rapidly evolving technological advances in the transportation sector will impact mobility and energy consumption in urban centers. Specifically, the benefits of vehicle autonomy, vehicle electrification, sharing and scenarios where unintended consequences may bring new challenges.

    Moreover, autonomous vehicles may increase safety and provide mobility to those who cannot drive, but that may increase the number of vehicles on the streets, worsening traffic in urban centers and increasing energy consumption.

    Join the discussion to learn about these issues and pose your own questions.



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