Explorative Conversations on the Mobility of the Future
REBALANCE hosted a series of Explorative Conversations centred around five topics which are key in defining our future mobility. The invited discussants digged into the current narrative associated to each topic and debate on whether there are any robust change factors that can help predict which direction or development will be favoured in the long term. The key to REBALANCE was to explore how our values, beliefs and aspirations will affect the development of each mobility topic or, conversely, how technological progress and expected developments will question our ingrained values and beliefs, and prompt cultural change. Values such as freedom, sense of control, self-esteem, time saving, reliability…and many more were at the core of the conversations.
Automated vehicles will release people from the technical constraint of driving and allow them to do multiple tasks at the same time. Is total reliance on automation a real experience of freedom? Discussants: Ghadir Pourhashem, University of Žilina & Cristina Pronello, Politecnico di Torino Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova
Digitalisation has brought about a full range of new mobility services. Are we all ready to go digital? Discussants: Benjamin Docquir, Osborne Clarke. Guest speaker: Xavier Tackoen, Espaces-Mobilités Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova
Signs towards greener transport choices are emerging in Europe. Are environmental and health concerns playing a real role in fostering modal shifts? Discussants: Andreu Ulied, Ersilia Foundation & Robert Braun, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova
The future role of the car is uncertain. Owning a car does it still make us feel like we can go anywhere and do just about anything? Expert: Jens Schade,Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD) Guest Speaker: Stefan Gössling, Professor at Management and Service Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Sweden Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova
Living, working and shopping patterns are changing in Europe and transforming our urban context. Which values and factors are shaping these changes: desire for green vs. efficiency and convenience? Experts: Alain L’Hostis, Université Gustave Eiffel & Cristina Marolda, Independent expert, former EC Officer in charge of Research and Innovative Transport Systems. Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova