Chapter Event Description
Mobility will become a more convenient, safer, and cleaner experience. This will not happen 10 or 15 years from now. We are already in the middle of a transition, meaning fewer cars and less individual mobility. The change is not only affecting the players along the autonomous driving value chain but also the society overall and cities in particular.
The Autonomous and McKinsey are hosting a virtual Chapter Event to explore the impact of self-driving cars on our society and quality of life in urban areas.
The Chapter Event Agenda is structured as follows:
13:00 – 13:30 CEST – Opening Remarks
13:30 – 14:30 CEST – Society and Customer Acceptance
Customer acceptance is one of the biggest drivers of autonomous vehicles adoption. We will discuss the following topics:
- How does society see autonomous driving nowadays?
- How will customers receive increasing levels of autonomy, and – most importantly – how can the autonomous driving ecosystem make sure that customers accept the technology change?
14:30 – 15:30 CEST – Sustainability
Without regulation, lower price points for individual autonomous mobility modes could increase mobility and thus increase traffic. On the other hand, purpose-built autonomous vehicles for Mobility-as-a-service offer new ways for players to introduce circular vehicle concepts bearing the higher cost of an end-2-end CO2 neutral vehicle. We will discuss the implications of Mobility-as-a-service using autonomous driving on the environment and how to improve this impact.
15:30 – 16:00 CEST – Break
16:00 – 17:00 CEST – Urban Mobility
Autonomous driving will change how mobility is used in cities and provides alternatives to private cars, likely integrated with public transit. In this session, we will answer the following questions:
- What are the implications of autonomous driving on the mobility mix?
- How will autonomous driving re-shape how cities look in the future?
- Viktoriya Kolarova, Research Associate and Project Leader, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Joel Franklin, Associate Professor, Director Transport Science, KTH Royal institute of Technology
- Niklas Niemann, Associate Principal Operations & Sustainability – Lead of the Horizontal Sustainability, Volkswagen Consulting
- Florian Petit, Founder of Blickfeld
- Carter Stern, Senior Government Affairs, Cruise
- Jan Tijs Nijssen, Manager Corporate Strategy, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands)
- Johannes Deichmann, Partner at McKinsey & Company
- Kersten Heineke, Partner at McKinsey & Company, Center for Future Mobility in Europe
- Ruth Heuss, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company