Many U.S. and European regions are repositioning legacy industries such as transportation in order to capitalize on new technologies and solve critical challenges at the local level. For example, Michigan is reimagining its future as an innovation capital and heartbeat of the auto industry by striving to be the world leader in automated, driverless, and connected vehicle technology. From developing innovative public-private partnerships to piloting new startup technologies, U.S. and European metro regions have the opportunity to connect economic growth, innovation, and sustainable transport. This event will feature a presentation on the Michigan and Detroit metro-area case study for autonomous vehicles, followed by a discussion with key American and European leaders moderated by GMF Fellow David Zipper to draw out lessons and opportunities for transatlantic collaboration.
GMF’s Urban and Regional Policy Program (URP) supports leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in the United States and Europe by facilitating the transatlantic exchange of knowledge for building inclusive, sustainable, and globally engaged cities. The intersection of technological innovation and the future of mobility is a hot topic on both sides of the Atlantic, making it ripe for transatlantic dialogue. This event also forms part of the larger Polis gatherings.