Mobility Events

Mobility as a Service Trade Mission
September 27, 2016

NextEnergy and UM-SMART produced this invitation-only event to propel the mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) transformation forward, providing new market opportunities and smarter mobility solutions in Michigan and across the globe.

Guests had the unique opportunity to engage with a small visiting trade delegation of MaaS pioneers in an intimate round-table setting to hear first-hand their successes and challenges in implementing MaaS ventures and programs.

Agenda highlights included an overview of current and planned public-private MaaS deployments in Northern Europe, a discussion of Michigan-based projects, and a panel of Detroit’s flagship entities in health, education, and real estate who discussed plans to integrate MaaS into their organizations.

The event drew 65 attendees representing automotive, IT, energy, real estate, freight, infrastructure, and finance industries, as well as tech and service startups, local governments, investors, researchers, and more.

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V2B Mashup
September 9, 2015

Showcasing the convergence of technologies connecting transportation and the built environment, the V2B Mashup event provided a unique setting for guests to meet with industry leaders outside of their traditional circles to identify new opportunities for growth.

The event featured an opening keynote by Cisco’s Internet of Everything Director, Gordon Feller; interactive discussions; purposeful networking and hands-on demonstrations of the latest technology, trends and research with insights on how to leverage these emerging technologies and business models to accelerate innovation.

Agenda highlights included a “technology whirlwind” with 60 second pitches from a variety of emerging players in this new space, a discussion of current technologies, gaps and what we can expect to see in the future and viewpoints from real estate, industry and commercial professionals on their plans to pursue the most profitable paths.

Interactive Demonstrations

  • Bosch: Smart Connected Parking Solutions
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Smart Bi-Directional EV Charging
  • General Motors: Telematics-Based Smart Grid Ready Today
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Coritech Services: PEV Charge Management Data Fusion
  • Qualcomm: Qualcomm HaloTM Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

The event drew 100 attendees representing automotive OEMs, automotive and telematics suppliers, electric vehicle charging equipment suppliers, home automation and building automation solution providers, property development/management entities, utilities, technology providers, national labs and government, big data analysis suppliers.

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ITS World Congress Detroit
September 7-11, 2014

ITS Word Congress brings together the world’s leading transportation professionals with the goal of bringing greater levels of safety, reliability, sustainability and connectivity to transportation systems worldwide. In 2014, NextEnergy was honored to be chosen as one of three ITS World Congress Technology Showcase Demonstration sites for their Detroit event.

Guests traveled to NextEnergy from the main event space via shuttle to experience vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-building, wireless charging and pedestrian avoidance technology

Interactive Demonstrations

  • Smart Connected Vehicles-NextEnergy partnered with FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) to showcase two technology demonstrations. Using a modified Fiat 500e electric vehicle, the vehicle-to-home demonstration highlighted how an electric vehicle can “talk” to its owner and connect with the home. The vehicle-to-building demonstration showcased how a building owner could use a fleet of electric vehicles as a secondary power source to save money.
  • Wireless Automotive Technology Solutions-The Qualcomm team showcased their demo car featuring Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging technology and the benefits of vehicle-to-pedestrian communications systems using Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technologies to help reduce collisions.
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Advanced Mobility Project-Beyond the Connected Vehicle Conference
February 20-21, 2014

The AutoBeat Group, one of the world’s most widely read automotive business dailies, partnered with NextEnergy on the Advanced Mobility Project (AMP) launch event, focused on the future of transportation. The result was a two-day, thought provoking conference that brought together some of the world’s best advanced mobility thinkers.

Day one of the event focused on emerging business models opening with remarks from the CTO of Magna International followed by interactive discussions and networking. Day two explored value and future markets and kicked off with a keynote — the Connected Vehicle: What it is and How it’s Changing Everything — by General Motors’ director of Urban Active Solutions, a tour of key NextEnergy programs and demonstrations.

Agenda highlights included a discussion of emerging business models with representatives from mobility startups, how connected vehicles impact sustainability and quality of life, an overview of innovative mobility projects in Michigan, and a timeline and factors for large scale consumer adoption.

Though a partnership with Detroit Public Television, the event was also captured via live stream and later edited into a one-hour television special.

The event drew 185 attendees, 8 exhibiting companies and 22 speakers representing business development, innovation and strategy individuals from technology startups, economic development, government, municipalities, and software, automotive, infotainment, supplier, data network and other industries.

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