The Future of Mobility - Who takes the wheel

Among all the predicted mobility trends, the active modalities might not sound as hippest alternative. Yet based on the philosophical backgrounds of mobility, it seems that the future of mobility might turn out much different than many high-tech futurist thinks of.

Carlo van de Weijer,  AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology

Simultaneous translation English-German/ German-English

Date Sept. 1, 2020, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Speaker Carlo van de Weijer

The mobility industry is in full disruption with loads of new technologies filling the headlines. Self-driving vehicles, electrification, drones, hyperloops, electric scooters: the entire hype cycle can be filled with new predicted breakthroughs. Just like every industry that is confronted with disruption, the changes come faster than most traditional players can prepare for. Yet, in all unpredictably there are some clearly foreseeable things. Carlo van de Weijer will highlight the most important future trends within mobility, and more specific the role of active modalities, and how the current pandemic will speed up these trends.

About Carlo van de Weijer:

Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is managing director of the newly founded Eindhoven AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. He is an international speaker on exponential technology and the future of high-tech, amongst others as faculty member of Silicon Valley based Singularity University. Furthermore, he is a weekly columnist in the leading Dutch financial newspaper.