6 weeks curriculum
Technology. Safety. Impacts. Land use. Change.
Besides considering each factor, walk away with a sense of the combined impact.
Transit. Mixed traffic. Path dependency. Infrastructure. Other cities.
Your city will inevitably absorb the impact. We help you plan ways to do this.
Regulations. Choice. Place. Barriers. Systems thinking.
Get beyond the hype. Consider secondary and tertiary implications and interactions.
Inclusion. Change. Behavioural economics. Monetization. Acceptance.
Yes, technology disrupts; but you can set the plan for what your city wants to achieve.
Objective: Understand the origin of autonomous vehicle technology and its history in different geographical locations, and how that history reflects in today’s autonomous vehicle market.
Objective: Understand the different technologies behind autonomous vehicles and their implications in terms of infrastructure. Understand the business models envisioned by different companies, and their short and long impacts on cities (environment, mobility, pollution, congestion, safety…).
Objective: Understand through an actual example the impacts of deploying ride-sharing with automated vehicles in a whole city, and understand the limitations of autonomous vehicles to meet the actual cities’ needs.
Objective: Appreciate the social factors expected to be influenced by this technology, including increased access to mobility by some demographics and the abandonment of vehicle ownership by others, and increased ownership by still others. Some impacts will influence planning or regulatory factors, which will in turn have other social impacts — for example settlement behaviours will gradually change, and opportunities for new kinds of city spaces will arise. Residences may be packed closer together if people don’t own cars, but settlements may spread farther apart because of automation. What we do while in cars may change, especially if average trip length changes and that will change the monetization of that time and space — with yet more social impacts.
Objectives: We will look at automation in goods movement and see an overview of an international standard for a ground control system for loading and unloading at the curb and for managing and regulating sidewalk robots. In session 2 students will examine aspects of human economic and psychological behavior that can be relied on to avoid change or cause many people to behave in apparently economically suboptimal ways. We will also consider ways to use these same behavioral economic features to mitigate those same behaviors.
The last week will consist of a second support workshop to provide feedback to the groups about their projects. In the final session, the groups will present their projects for the final evaluation.
6 weeks curriculum
2 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours live (online) lectures, workshops and Q&A
Weekly training pre-work including pdf and videos
Access to all materials and recorded instruction sessions
Weekly expert academic and subject matter guest speakers
Networking opportunity with global colleagues and faculty and dedicated LinkedIn group (invite only)
Short course certificate issued by Mines ParisTech Engineering School EXED (Executive education program)
"This course went deep into the detail while continuing to keep a focus on how we apply our unique situation to build an actionable plan as a take away – highly recommended."
"There is so much hype in this space – the instructors were able to break through the hype and give a clear way forward where possible. I am much clearer on what we need to do now to prepare for future automation."
“a ton of ground in a short time; including inter-related problems across a broad spectrum of professions"
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