Our team here at SMART is small but growing! Our latest addition, Adaa, was born to SMART’s dynamite research associate and Mobi lead Komal Anand-Doshi on May 8, 2016. On behalf of the entire Mobi community, we continue to wish a hearty congratulations to Komal and her husband Aalap on their beautiful new family member! And we are so glad Komal is now back in full force so if inspired you can offer congratulations directly at email@example.com.
SMART’s MobiPrize award ceremony on Oct 17, 2016 at the HABITAT III International conference in Quito, Ecuador.
Join us at the HABITAT III International Conference to honor the winners of MobiPrize.
We are delighted that this year the Mobi Prize award ceremony (and lively panel) will take place at the HABITAT III International conference in Quito, Ecuador (Oct 17-20).in conjunction with an exciting line-up of ICLEI EcoMobility Program activities (Oct 16-19)
Honoring entrepreneurial ventures as well as city, state, and national governments supporting New Mobility enterprise, the MobiPrize offers a global platform for showcasing the kind of disruptive mobility innovation that is driving investment throughout the global marketplace. For more information go to http://mobi-platform.com/mobiprize/
MobiPrize 2015 Winners:
- Best Enterprise Global Grand MobiPrize (sponsored by Ford Motor Company):
- Best Enterprise Michigan MobiPrize (sponsored by NEXT Energy):
Current Motor (www.currentmotor.com)
- Best Enterprising City/State/Nation MobiPrize (sponsored by ICLEI Eco-Mobility Alliance):
Medellín, Colombia (www.aciMedellín.org)
- Best Enterprise Mobi-x India (in partnership with Institute for Competitiveness, India):
Jump in Jump out (www.jumpinjumpout.com)
Connected and self-driving cars are dazzling to consider. But what is the business case for carmakers? What is the value to them to produce such vehicles?
Seeking answers for such questions is an EY team headed by Kristin Schondorf, executive director of Automotive and Transportation Mobility at EY. She says carmakers must begin to view the vehicle as a service. That means determining what customers want and analyzing how carmakers will partner with tech companies and others outside the traditional auto industry.
Schondorf is looking at multi-modal transportation and developing strategies the personal transportation providers can use to help cities ease congestion and improve air quality.
Watch the interview with Kristin Schondorf at http://www.autobeatdaily.com/articles/making-the-business-case-for-mobility.
PILOT is calling on all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in the first annual PILOT Innovation Challenge.
What is the Challenge Question?
How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?
When working together, content and technology can create experiences that serve our local communities. We’re looking for engaging content that evolves with technology. What sort of technology are we thinking? It could be anything! TVs, radios, tablets, mobile phones, computers, wearables, VR devices, gaming systems, even an IoT kitchen sink! Or it could be something new that is waiting for someone like you to develop.
For more information, see http://nabpilot.org/challenge.
Do you like to organize, lead, and collaborate on efforts to create a more equitable, livable and sustainability community? Do you have a special interest in transportation and related issues?
Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society
September 14-15, 2016
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Student Poster Session Competition
All students and postdoctoral fellows (from any university) are invited to participate in the poster session at the symposium. We welcome students from a broad array of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, public health, psychology and social sciences, medicine, public policy, economics, and urban planning.
Posters may focus on any topics relevant to safe transportation and aging. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
- Infrastructure & Engineering Countermeasures
- Health Issues
- Training & Driver Assessment
- Policy & Licensing
- Aging & Transportation Issues
To qualify for awards, student must be present at a designated time. Posters will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges. Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
Abstracts Due: September 1, 2016
Returning Students Extension: September 8, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: September 8-10, 2016
Any Questions? Email Beth Jakubowski at bethlj at umich.edu