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EPISODE 115 | 29 MINS

Three Revolutions – The Future of Cars

WITH DR. DANIEL SPERLING

Topic:

Autonomous vehicles, shared vehicle services and electric vehicles

Guest & Organization:

Professor Dan Sperling stands for a portait in West Village on Monday September 24, 2013 on UC Davis. Sperling is the director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and professor of environmental science and policy.Dr. Daniel Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, which oversees the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program.

He has held the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board since 2007 (appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown) and served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies in 2015-16. Among his many prizes are the 2013 Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation for being “a pioneer in opening up new fields of study to create more efficient, low-carbon, and environmentally beneficial transportation systems.”

He served twice as lead author for the IPCC (sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), has testified 7 times to the U.S. Congress, and provided 40 keynote presentations in the past five years. He has authored or coauthored over 250 technical papers and 12 books; is widely cited in leading newspapers; has been interviewed many times on NPR, including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air; and in 2009 was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

In Three Revolutions, transportation expert Dan Sperling, along with seven other leaders in the field, share research–based insights on potential public benefits and impacts of the three transportation revolutions. They describe innovative ideas and partnerships, and explore the role government policy can play in steering the new transportation paradigm toward the public interest—toward our dream scenario of social equity, environmental sustainability, and urban livability.

Resources:

Three Revolutions – Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future by Daniel Sperling

3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis

Island Press Urban Resilience Project

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