My first alternative for the TNW convention

Jinhua Zhao and Shashi Verma will speak at the TNW conference taking place on June 15-16 in Amsterdam. If you want to catch the event (and say hello to our editorial team!), we have something special for our loyal readers. Use promo code READ-TNW-25 and get 25% off your TNW Conference Business Pass. See you in Amsterdam!

Urban transportation systems are under unprecedented pressure from population growth, financial challenges and environmental degradation.

Living in London, I feel the effects every day. The streets are terribly polluted, the subway is the most expensive in the world and the buses are constantly stuck in traffic. In fact, the commute is so bad it’s been dubbed the most stressful in Europe – and there’s been serious competition.

Technology could create a better future. But the promises of fully autonomous cars, air taxis and zero-emission cities have been difficult to deliver.

Potential meets reality at the TNW conference. On the second day of the event, transportation leaders will present the next wave in urban transportation: the integration of mobility ecosystems.

Jinhua Zhao, Professor of Urban and Transport Planning at MIT, and Shashi Verma, Strategy Director and CTO at Transport for London will present the latest trends in urban transit technology.

For anyone who’s been on a sweaty subway, overdue bus, or congested street, it could be a glimpse of a brighter future. As someone in dire need of hope, I’ll definitely be there – as long as my train isn’t late.

Transportation technology is among the many innovations being explored at the TNW conference. See the event agenda for more information – and remember: For 25% off Business Passes use promo code READ-TNW-25.

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