Covestro is planning to host a mobility summit in December that will allow the participants to explore the new trends that are transforming the future of transportation.
Called “RoadTrip 2030: Designing today for the passengers of tomorrow,” the summit will be held on December 3, and take place at the Energy Innovation Center in downtown Pittsburgh in the United States.
The summit will serve as a platform to bring together the innovative players who are involved in the autonomous automobile industry.
Commenting on the event, Currie Crookston, head of innovation at Covestro LLC said in a statement that designing for the passengers of tomorrow would call for an unprecedented level of collaboration from industries throughout the value chain. This is what motivated Covestro to bring together a diverse group of visionaries in a city that has become a national hub for emerging vehicle technologies.
The agenda will feature a mix of panel discussions, a keynote presentation and some informal “backseat chats.”
Confirmed speakers for the event include Christian Crews, Futurist, Kalypso; Raj Rajkumar, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and co-director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Vehicular Information Technology Collaborative Research Lab; Chris D’Eramo, Industrial Design Lead, Uber Advanced Technologies Group and Paul Snyder, Chairperson, Transportation Design, College of Creative Studies
Attendees will also get a sneak peek at Covestro’s new virtual reality program, which is meant to showcase the role that materials will play in designing functional autonomous vehicle interiors. Participants will have a chance to see what things might look like in the year 2030, where they can hop into the passenger seat of a virtual rideshare.
“We’ve been working closely with leading designers and industry experts to research mobility trends and visualize how those trends will impact the passenger experience a decade from now,” Crookston said. “RoadTrip 2030 presents us with the perfect opportunity to share our vision of the future and, hopefully, inspire the innovative thinking and collaborative solutions that will one day bring it to life.”
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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