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Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future with Renowned Author Daniel Sperling
April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Community Environmental Council (CEC), Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator present “Three Revolutions” with Dr. Daniel Sperling from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis.
New autonomous, shared, and electric vehicle technologies are poised to rapidly change the ways we move. The choices we make today will determine if these transformative transportation technologies will help or hinder our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build healthier, sustainable communities.
The dream scenario could bring huge public and private benefits, including more transportation choices, greater affordability, improved accessibility, and healthier, more livable cities – along with major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. However, other scenarios could bring more urban sprawl, increased energy use, rising greenhouse gas emissions, less equitable access and poorer health.
Daniel Sperling will explore the role government policy and public-private partnerships can play in steering us toward a transportation future that will promote social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability. Dr. Sperling is an international expert on transportation technology and environmental policy, and serves on the California Air Resource Board. He’s also been a guest on NPR radio (including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation and Fresh Air) and in 2009 he was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.
Mobility Future Startups Panel
Immediately following the keynote by Dr. Sperling, hear from startups leading the way in the mobility revolution. Join us for a panel discussion with mobility startups—Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing, Envoy, EVmatch, Xtelligent—who are challenging the current mobility paradigm and creating new markets for electric vehicles, shared mobility, and smart and nimble transportation infrastructure.
Tickets $10 General, $7 Students/Seniors.
Books available for purchase and author signing to follow.