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Business leaders form group to propose global transportation policies
2 min read.Updated: 01 Nov 2020, 09:36 AM IST
The newly unveiled Commission on the Future of Mobility plans to propose a new regulatory framework to address the future of global transportation including self-driving and electric vehicles.
A group of business leaders and public policy experts is launching a new body to grapple with thorny questions surrounding the future of transportation including self-driving and electric vehicles.
The Commission on the Future of Mobility, reported earlier by Reuters, was formally unveiled on Friday. The group plans to propose a new regulatory framework to address a global transportation sector "on the cusp of a worldwide transition driven by shared, connected, autonomous, and electric technologies."
Alisyn Malek, the commission's executive director, told Reuters the goal is to tackle tough problems and improve safety.
"Let's bring everybody together to talk about how do we want the movement of people and goods to actually work," Malek said in an interview.
The commission says in an overview document that "current regulatory requirements governing fuel economy standards and vehicle safety fail to reflect the transformation occurring in powertrains, autonomy, and models of mobility."
The group wants to recommend in 2022 "a framework for regulations in the American, European, and Asian markets post-2025 that reflects and facilitates the technological transformation taking place" for emissions and safety regulations.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber CEO Richard Kramer, FedEx CEO Fred Smith and Qualcomm CEO Steven Mollenkopf will be on the commission, as will Hyundai Motor Chief Operating Officer José Muñoz. It expects to add members before its February kickoff.
The commission is housed within SAFE, a nonpartisan organization focusing on energy security issues.
SAFE CEO Robbie Diamond said the goal is to rethink everything. "If you had to rewrite regulations and policy from scratch knowing what we know about technology today ... what you would do differently?" he asked. "We want to think big."
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