Policy Institute and ITS-Davis assume leading role in new international mobility initiative

The 3 Revolutions of transportation—vehicle sharing, electrification, and automation—are catching on across the globe.

Last month, the World Economic Forum launched its Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC). This group of more than 100 experts, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and companies will work together on deploying creative combinations of shared, electric, and automated mobility solutions in different cities. These solutions have the potential to reduce emissions from passenger vehicles by 95%, while simultaneously improving mobility efficiency and slashing commuting costs.

UC Davis is proud to be the sole university represented on the GNMC Steering Committee. UC Davis leadership will rely largely on expertise from the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy (Policy Institute) and Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis). The Policy Institute will help craft transportation strategies tailored to different levels of government, and will ensure that such strategies make transportation more equitable as well as more sustainable. ITS-Davis researchers will offer essential, evidence-based insights on emerging transportation technology and consumer behavior.

The Policy Institute and ITS-Davis will also work closely with UC Davis’s China Center for Energy and Transportation, which provides unique perspective on the intersection of new mobility with China’s rapidly evolving transportation energy sector.

“The global community is demanding better from our transportation systems: we want them to be more efficient, more equitable, and less polluting,” says Austin Brown, Executive Director of the Policy Institute. “The GNMC is an exciting opportunity for the research, business, and policy communities to work together and harness the ‘3 Revolutions’ of shared, automated, and electric mobility for a better future.”

Read more about the GNMC here.

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