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Mobility21 Next-Gen Truck Summit at Penn

October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018

On October 24-25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Mobility21 Center, in partnership with the PRECISE Center, at the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a two-day event entitled “Moving America Forward: Next Generation of Truck Freight Transport Summit.”  Top experts from government, companies, and academia, in the goods movement industry, will be giving presentations and hosting discussions about the challenges and opportunities in implementing infrastructure changes and commercializing trucking technologies (e.g., self-driving systems, alternative fuels andpower trains, digitization, and structural changes) in the near future. Individuals and organizations who have an interest in shaping the future of ground transportation or have cutting-edge, innovative ideas to solve the complex problems facing the industry today will find this summit particularly beneficial.  Admission is free for students and $100 for non-students. Seating is limited and based on first-come first serve, so early registration is recommended.

The keynote speakers for the summit will be Raymond P. Martinez, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  A full list of the presenters and panelists is available on the PRECISE website (link below).  Attendees will include truck OEMs, tech developers, toll road developers, online retailers, investment bankers, shippers, logistics operators, academia, government officials and transportation regulators.

The agenda includes topics such as “Automation, Vehicle Connectivity & Platooning,” “Electrification & Fueling Future Freight,” “Financing Interstate 2.0,” “Digitization in Logistics and Supply Chain,” “Logistics of the Last Mile,” and “Employment & Environmental Impacts.” The freight transportation market and pilot studies of a new operating model and platform for dedicated, high-speed lanes will also be discussed.

The event will be held on October 24-25, 2018 at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  More details about the event can be found on PRECISE’s website.


October 24, 2018
October 25, 2018
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