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Mobility 2.0: The Quest for Supremacy

July 23rd, 2020 | 4 panels | All online
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The U.S.-China Series

The US-China Series is a sequence of events designed to provide a forum for thoughtful debate and critical dialogue. Our Mission: To forge a deeper and long lasting understanding on how two different economic and political models can see through their differences for the benefit for the world at large.

Conference Schedule

July 23rd, 2020

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

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PANELS

 

DESCRIPTION

8:00 AM
55min
Electric Vehicles: Consumer Pull versus Policy Push?

 

Will 2020 be the turning point for electric vehicles where the policy pull is replaced by consumer preference for cleaner modes of transportation?

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Especially in China, public policy has been the key driver to both innovation and acceptance of electric vehicles. China’s policy pillars of energy security, air quality/climate goals, and the industrial strategy have underwritten growth, and while the United States has relied more on the market mechanism, tax incentives, particularly at the state level, have placed the industry on a sound footing. Will 2020 be the turning point for electric vehicles where the policy pull is replaced by consumer preference for cleaner modes of transportation? Our panel will look at this transition and study consumer preferences and challenges such as range anxiety and vehicle connectivity. Which OEMs are manning the powertrain transition most successfully? Has COVID-19 delayed progress, especially with oil pricing, re-sparking the debate over cost? What is the role of policy over the next five years, and what is the impact on the likes of Tesla and the mass market Chinese manufacturers?

Tu Le
Tu Le

Sino Auto Insights

John McElroy
John McElroy

Autoline Founder

Michelle Krebs
Michelle Krebs

AutoTrader

Yan Li
Yan Li

NIU CEO

9:00 AM
55min
Autonomous Vehicles: Game-changing Technology or Science Experiment?

 

A pipedream and vanity project that will burn cash at OEMs and Mega-Cap Technology companies or an obvious and organic next step in mobility? 

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A pipedream and vanity project that will burn cash at OEMs and Mega-Cap Technology companies or an obvious and organic next step in mobility? There is no more divisive subject than the path to Level Five autonomous transportation. We address issues such as the practicalities of making this a reality and whether or not this can ever be profitable. Will regulation and a delayed 5G roll out hold back the United States? Does China’s edge in data vault its ambitions for global leadership in this space, or will limited access to US technology, especially the latest semiconductors, be the factors that hold China back? What does success and victory look like for not only the US and China but also for Google, Tesla, Tencent, and Baidu? What is the role of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in the interim? We cover these issues and more.

Hal Hodson
Hal Hodson

The Economist

Jewel Li
Jewel Li

Auto X COO

Liu Changliu
Liu Changliu

Robotics Institute CMU

10:00 AM
55min
A Fire Side Chat on Urban Mobility in the Post COVID-19 World.

 

With major cities preparing for a dramatic increase in road usage as commuters spurn public transportation while COVID-19 fears abate, our panel will discuss the near term consequences within a framework of broader urban planning. 

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Peter Campbell, Global Auto Correspondent for the Financial Times, is joined by Mike Hurwitz, Director of Transport Innovation at Transport for London and Levi Tillemann of the World Economic Forum and Author of The Great Race for a discussion of the future of mobility. With major cities preparing for a dramatic increase in road usage as commuters spurn public transportation while COVID-19 fears abate, our panel will discuss the near term consequences within a framework of broader urban planning. What is the role of ridesharing in the context of congestion and climate?  Is London the model for large US and Chinese cities, or will the likes of New York face enormous stress due to policy stagnation? How should the auto industry prepare for these challenges.  A wide-ranging and thoughtful debate on the essential issues.

Peter Campbell
Peter Campbell

The Financial Times

Mike Hurwitz
Mike Hurwitz

Transport for London

Levi Tillemann
Levi Tillemann

World Economic Forum

Jack Cheng
Jack Cheng

NIO Co-founder

11:00 AM
55min
Vehicle Connectivity and the creation of “Auto 2.0”

 

The era of connected vehicles is upon us.    Connectivity underpins the creation of “Auto 2.0” and the most disruptive influence on the automotive industry in over 100 years.  

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The era of connected vehicles is upon us.  Connectivity is about so much more than ‘state of the art’ infotainment systems and OTA updates delivering a constantly evolving user experience.  Connectivity underpins the creation of “Auto 2.0” and the most disruptive influence on the automotive industry in over 100 years.  New technologies offer OEMs new software-related revenue streams and a new, direct relationship with consumers with massive implications for distribution models as well as financing and insurance markets.  This panel will explore these matters as well as new innovation in the areas of IoT, V2X, and V2G as well as touching on related privacy concerns.  A new age for the auto industry or just a new vertical for large-cap tech?

Clare Jones
Clare Jones

What3Words

Rupert Mitchell
Rupert Mitchell

WM Motor

John Yang
John Yang

Ford Mobility

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