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99% Fewer Cars? The Future of Mobility

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

99% Fewer Cars? The Future of Mobility

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At the turn of the century, personal mobility underwent a historic change: the replacement of the horse and cart by the automobile. We are on the verge of another dramatic change in mobility and it’s connected, autonomous, shared and electric (CASE).


ACES technology is attracting billions in investment from the major automakers like Daimler, and from technology firms like Google. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to substantially reduce the cost of mobility and change how cities are developed. The increasing use of shared mobility services, from ReachNow to Uber and beyond, will only accelerate if autonomous and electric technology further reduce per-mile costs. In fact, a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC predicts that the U.S. vehicle fleet could drop by as much as 99%.

Jessica Nigro, Manager of Outreach and Innovation Policy at Daimler North America, will share the perspective of an automaker on the advancements of CASE technology and what it will mean for mobility in a large city like Seattle.

CASE technology is attracting billions in investment from the major automakers like Daimler as well as from technology firms. Autonomous vehicles have the potential to substantially reduce the cost of mobility and change how cities are developed. The increasing use of shared mobility services, from car2go to Uber and Via and beyond, will only accelerate if autonomous and electric technology further reduce per-mile costs. In fact, a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC predicts that the U.S. vehicle fleet could drop by as much as 99%.

 

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Jessica Nigro, Manager of Outreach and Innovation Policy, Daimler North America

 

Jessica F. Nigro is the head of Outreach and Innovation Policy in Daimler’s Washington, DC office. In this capacity she drives the company’s policy efforts on innovation and future technology, as well as developing strategic partnerships with NGOs, government and diplomatic entities, and business partners throughout the US. Current hot topics she spends her time on include automated vehicle policy, cybersecurity and future mobility strategy.

Prior to her current role, Nigro spent three years at Daimler’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany working with sales colleagues on projects in politically-risky markets. While there, she also created a company-wide human rights program currently being implemented in all countries in which Daimler has production. Nigro served as both the Director of Programs and the Director of Travel and Tourism at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She began her career in the Strategic Communications and Public Affairs office at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and served as Field Manager of that office, directing the nationwide strategic and crisis communications efforts as the Department stood up after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Nigro received a BA in International Affairs and Conflict Resolution from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has studied at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Originally from New York, Nigro moved to the DC area in 2000.

 

 

Registration is $15.00 for Forth members and $25 for the general public. Registration includes hors d'oeuvres, and local wine and beer.


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220 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)


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Forth (formerly Drive Oregon) is advancing smart, electric and shared mobility in the Pacific Northwest through innovation, demonstration projects, advocacy and engagement. Forth manages and operates the Go Forth Electric Showcase in downtown Portland, OR. 

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