Driven by the need to correct the challenges and limitations of current supply chain practices and the evolution to alternative fuel vehicles, manufacturers and suppliers are adopting a variety of mitigation strategies. From a shift in manufacturing regions (in-house or nearshoring operations) to a change in methodology (additive manufacturing or increased recycling), what has the industry done to adapt to disruptions and what are we doing to prepare for the future?
*This panel is sponsored by Plante Moran.
The automotive industry is controlled by regulations governed by multiple international, national and state-specific agencies. How do these various regulations (or lack thereof) provide opportunities and obstacles for investors, suppliers, and OEMs? How will emerging technologies in the automotive industry be impacted?
In the United States, readiness for alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) is high due to favorable government initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions and significant investments from large operators in infrastructure. What considerations should be made, especially as manufacturers propel their AFV offerings into the U.S. market,in order to translate to widespread adoption and success? And more importantly, how are we defining success?
Every solution, at scale, creates a new set of problems. This will also be true for connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles as their production and use accelerates. Solving the challenges ahead will require numerous technological innovations and potentially a paradigm shift to keep pace with the developing world (solar abundance, circular economy, and appropriately sized vehicles for their intended task). Dr. Christopher Borroni-Bird, brings a rare, holistic view of global mobility, having spent the principal part of his career leading advanced mobility initiatives at several automotive and technology companies.
Dr. Christopher Borroni-Bird
Founder | Afreecar LLCDr. Chris Borroni-Bird is an independent consultant on future mobility and also provides technical due diligence on companies in the future mobility space (e.g EV and AV startups). In addition, he is creating an innovative power+transport solution for underserved communities around the world, including sub-Saharan Africa.