Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility
As the need to combat climate change is becoming increasingly more pressing, mayors all over the world are working to ensure that cities are becoming smarter and more sustainable. But factors such as low oil prices, data management, and the continued sprawl of urban areas can pose a threat to their ambitions.
In the book Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility, Venkat Sumantran and his co-authors, Charles Fine and David Gonsalvez, introduce the idea of a new urban mobility architecture that is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized (CHIP). On October 13, 2017, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) hosted Sumantran, former CEO of Tata Motors, who presented the book’s arguments to an audience of students, faculty and community members. His presentation was followed by a conversation with Ryan Kellogg, a professor at the Harris School of Public Policy.