Automated Mobility: Beyond the Driverless Car

This talk, delivered in spring 2019 at Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks campus to kick off TD Bank’s Future Cities Speaker Series, provided a tear-down of the big trends behind automated mobility and explored how new types of automated vehicles—very small and very large, very fast and very slow—will offer cities radical new solutions for moving people and goods in the not-so-distant future.

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