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.
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
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
Session 3: Technology R&D: barriers and solutions
Current market trends in transportation and R&D opportunities for ITSs: Alex Schroeder, NREL, DOE
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