Life in the fast lane: evolving paradigms for mobility and transportation systems of the future

Venue: Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Washington D.C.

Dates: 26 October 2016 - 27 October 2016

Organiser: Experts' Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation 

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Executive Summary

Meeting Scope

This workshop will focus on the evolving paradigms for future mobility and transportation systems. The workshop will gather input from a wide range of actors, sectors, and regions. Key speakers will be invited from leading agencies, research entitites, and academia. The workshop's goal is to identify novel approaches and RD&D needs, gaps, and opportunities that could accelerate innovation and facilitate market uptake and transformation. Participants will also discuss potential barriers and strategies to address them.

A public report will summarise the results and identify the key challenges, highlight promising technologies, sample activities underway in various countries and sectors, identify RD&D priorities and gaps in current programmes, provide a sampling of best practices, and recommend innovation areas that require policy attention.

Target Audience

In addition to EGRD national experts, we are seeking input from RD&D decision makers, strategic planners, and program managers from industry, academia, think tanks, national laboratories, and government. Participation is by invitation only.  

Session 1: Introduction

Introduction: Rob Kool, EGRD Chair

Key note: Reuben Sarkar, DOE

Technology and policy pathways to achieve the 2-degree scenario (ETP 2016): Jacob Teter, IEA

The future of transportation: the defining challenges for the 21st century: Chris Gerdes, DOE

Session 2: Transportation and mobility technologies of the future

Freight mobility and supertruck: Roland Gravel, Vehicle Technology Office, DOE

Market uptake of battery & hybrid electric vehicles: targets, incentives & research needs in Norway: Lasse Fridstrøm, Institute of Transport Economics

National innovation programme on hydrogen and fuel cells in Germany : Johannes Tambornino, Projektträger Jülich

The EU's experience in transportation innovation

Session 3: Technology R&D: barriers and solutions

Current market trends in transportation and R&D opportunities for ITSs: Alex Schroeder, NREL, DOE

Technology R&D challenges in enabling autonomous and connected vehicles

Testing and deploying new solutions through collaboration

Session 4: Policy and markets supporting future transportation technologies 

Business models for ultra-low emissions vehicles and sustainable business models: Gavin Harper, Midlands University, United Kingdom

Measuring influences on automated vehicle market development: consumer acceptance and adoption: Johanna Zmud, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Future scenarios and technology for urban transport/role of traffic modeling in future transport systems: Otto Anker Nielsen, DTU