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Carlo van de Weijer

Carlo van de Weijer


Director Smart Mobility, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

4 June • 9h15 • FUTURE URBAN MOBILITY – THE ROLE OF BYCICLE IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT

BIOGRAPHY

Carlo van de Weijer (1966) has a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the TU Eindhoven and a PhD degree with honors from TU in Graz. He carries a broad experience in the automotive industry with a.o. executive positions at Siemens and TomTom. Currently he is director of the Strategic Area Smart Mobility at Eindhoven University of Technology. He advises ministries and industries around the world on the future of mobility and is member of the supervisory board of several high-tech companies and start-ups. He is an international speaker on exponential technology and the future of high-tech, amongst others as faculty member of Silicon Valley based Singularity University.

ABSTRACT

The mobility industry is in full disruption with loads of new technologies filling the headlines. Self-driving vehicles, electrification, drones, hyperloops, electric scooters: the entire hype cycle can be filled with new predicted breakthroughs. Just like every industry that is confronted with disruption, the changes come faster than most traditional players can prepare for. Yet, in all unpredictably there are some clearly foreseeable things. Carlo van de Weijer will highlight the most important future trends within mobility, and the expected changes on how people will approach and appreciate the mobility system of the future.