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General Session: Monday, June 10

Check out our interview with Larry Burns in the January issue of The Parking Professional magazine.


Monday, June 10 
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

For more than a century, car companies have taken for granted that vehicles will be driven by people, powered by combustion engines, and owned primarily by individuals. These presumptions now are being challenged by a stunning convergence of new technology and innovative business models. 

Autonomous, electric vehicles supplying transportation services are poised to usher-in the “age of automobility,” which promises more people greater freedom in how they move around and how they live their lives. 

This presentation will review the seeds of the mobility revolution, assess its impacts, and highlight how the parking industry can position itself for this inevitable transformation.

Lawrence D. Burns, Ph.D, advises organizations on the future of mobility, logistics, manufacturing, energy and innovation.  His current clients include Waymo, Peloton Technology, and Kitson & Partners.  Larry served as General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research & Development and Planning from 1998-2009. Between 2010 and 2016, Larry was Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan, Director of the Program for Sustainable Mobility at Columbia University, and an advisor to several major companies.

Larry’s newest book is Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car—And How It Will Reshape Our World (with Christopher Shulgan and published by Ecco / HarperCollins on August 28, 2018).


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