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Long Now Boston: The Future of TransportationLong Now Boston - The Future of Transportation: Autonomy and Interdependence

  • Venture Café, 5th Floor CIC Cambridge, One Broadway Cambridge, MA 02142 (map)

Long Now Boston welcomes Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar and peer economy pioneer to share her perspective on the not too distant future of transportation technology, and the roadmap we need to follow to get there.

Autonomous vehicles are already here, but current policies, regulations and industry pressure stifle innovation and reward complacency. Changes to infrastructure investments, and possibly even our version of capitalism, are needed to enable more sustainable, adaptive and resilient transportation systems. What type of events might trigger a tipping point that disrupts our deep seated notion of what's normal?

Join the conversation and be part of the solution. The future, and the past, depends on you.

Robin Chase is a leading transportation entrepreneur. In addition to Zipcar, she also founded Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car sharing service, and GoLoco, a ride-sharing company, and is co-founder of Veniam, a vehicle network communications company. In 2015, she authored, Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism (2015).

Doors open @ 6pm | Presentation and Discussion starts @ 7pm