Special Ethics Seminar: The Future of Mobility

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Event type: 
Academic

 

St Cross Special Ethics Seminar
The Future of Mobility: How and why will we transport ourselves in the next decades
Carlo van de Weijer

Thursday 10 May 2018, 17:30 – 19:00
Lecture Theatre, St Cross College
Free, all welcome. Booking required: https://bookwhen.com/uehiro

Digitisation has entered the mobility arena. The car has evolved from a mechanical device into a “data producing embedded software platform”, and the internet is quickly linking the supply and demand to effectively fulfil our transport needs. And just like every industry that is confronted with digitisation, the changes come faster than most traditional players can prepare for. Yet, with all unpredictability that comes along with disruption there are some fixed rules that one can prepare for. This makes mobility a real example of an industry in the midst of disruption. Carlo van de Weijer will highlight the most important future trends within mobility, from ‘Uberization’ to self-driving vehicles, electrification and the impact on cities and society.

Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honours from Technical University in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is director of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology, alongside his work for TomTom. He advises ministries and industry around the world on the future of mobility and is a 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 a faculty member of Silicon Valley-based Singularity University and a lecturer at Gordon International Business School in Johannesburg.