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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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

Rob Kool, Chair EGRD 

Key note Reuben Sarkar, DOE
Technology and policy pathways to achieve the 2-degree scenario (ETP 2016) Jacob Teter, International Energy Agency
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 Estathios Peteves, European Commission
Session 3: Technology R&D: barriers and solutions
Current market trends in transportation and R&D opportunities for ITSs Alex Schroeder, NREL, DOE
‌Transforming transportation technologies: the Toyota experience William Chernicoff, Toyota of North America
Technology R&D challenges in enabling autonomous and connected vehicles Cem Saraydar, General Motors
Testing and deploying new solutions through collaboration Juho Kostiainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Session 4: Policy and markets supporting future transportation technologies
Business models for ultra-low emissions vehicles and sustainable business models Gavin Harper, Midlands University, U.K.
Measuring influences on automated vehicle market development: consumer acceptance and adoption Johanna Zmud, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Drivers for a sustainable future transportation system: policy, market and technology insights Levi Tilleman-Dick, Valence Strategic LLC
Future scenarios and technology for urban transport/role of traffic modeling in future transport systems Otto Anker Nielsen, DTU
Pioneering e-mobility through knowledge exchange and innovative networks Peter van Deventer, Coast to Coast, The Netherlands