The mobility industry is in full disruption with loads of new technologies filling the headlines. Self-driving vehicles, electrification, drones, hyperloops, electric scooters: the entire hype cycle can be filled with new predicted breakthroughs. Just like every industry that is confronted with disruption, the changes come faster than most traditional players can prepare for. Yet, in all unpredictability there are some clearly foreseeable things. Singularity expert Carlo van de Weijer will highlight the most important future trends within mobility, separate the sense from the nonsense, and share some concrete lessons on how to cope with the changing relation between humans and technology, that apply to any industry.
Carlo van de Weijer has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is Managing Director of the newly founded Eindhoven AI System Institute EAISI at Eindhoven University of Technology, and Fellow for Future of Mobility and Transport within the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is a member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups.