(Note: this class is supported by the Precourt Institute for Energy and is highly recommended by us at the Revs Program)
Research seminar. Evaluation of the technologies and business model innovations that are transforming our transportation system. Study of existing examples like Tesla, Uber, Lyft, Rideshare, ZipCar, the Google self-driving car, Urban Engines. Identification of additional technologies, business model changes, and economic productivity opportunities to reduce fuel/energy use, increase asset utilization, reduce congestion and accidents. Part of a year long sequence that will lead to pilots jointly with companies to test new innovations. Students are encouraged but not required to enroll in the entire sequence which will include pilot design in the winter and pilot launch in the spring with potential option for summer internships at participating companies. Prerequisite: innovation, engineering, or modeling course.
Instructor: Heck, S.End