October 17, 2017

“FASTER, SMARTER, GREENER–THE FUTURE OF THE CAR AND URBAN MOBILITY”

October 11, 2017, I attended Next Energy for the book launch of “Faster, Smarter, Greener—THE FUTURE OF THE CAR AND URBAN MOBILITY” by Dr. Venkat Sumantran, Chairman of Celeris Technologies and formerly with General Motors.  Dr Sumantran stated that the mobility system of the future must be:

  • Connected;
  • Heterogeneous;
  • Intelligent; and
  • Personalized

Dr Sumantran discussed the above areas which he called CHIP mobility. It was a very interesting presentation.  After the presentation, there was a panel discussion and questions from the audience.  Members of the panel were:

  • Sue Zielinski, former Director of Ann Arbor SMART, and now an independent consultant
  • Mark Schulz, Founder and Special Venture Partner of Fontinalis Partners; and
  • Jean Redfield, President and CEO of Next Energy

I obtained a copy of the book and can’t wait to read it.