The Electric Mobility Revolution - Electric Mobility Symposium, MCAS Miramar, 24 June 2021
Orchestrated Demonstrations including Autonomous, Electric Vehicles Mobility Demonstration
Introduction: LtCol Brandon Newell, USMC;
Panel: Taylor Smith (Robotic Research), Matt Lesh (TESIAC) & Andrew Morgan (TESIAC)
As members of the organizing team of the Electric Mobility Symposium (EMS) at MCAS Miramar, Robotic Research and TESIAC were provided the opportunity to kick off the day of in depth keynotes, panels, and live demonstrations to explore how innovative technology, business models and leadership are coming together to create an Electric Mobility Revolution on our bases and in our communities.
This panel provided a discussion around why we are experiencing an electric mobility revolution at this moment and how we can create new ecosystems to maximize the potential of an electrified, resilient, clean, and connected mobility future. The panel dove deeper into some of the key the catalysts that are accelerating this revolution including; public demand, improvement in battery technology, cost reduction, clean mobility, 5G connectivity, app based services and a groundswell of industry investment. The discussion progressed to explore the relationships which need to be forged to meet the emerging challenges and opportunities presented by integrating fleets of electric vehicles with new physical and digital infrastructure. The panel wrapped with a sequence of guided live demonstrations showing how the technology being featured during the EMS could be integrated to create a safe, reliable and efficient smart base of the future and how those lessons could lead to scale in our cities and communities across the nation.