Agenda, Attendee List, & Presentation files now available to Autotech Council members in the library.

Join Autotech Council members online or in-person for a public review of the challenges, opportunities, technologies and startups working on fleet management and shared mobility solutions. This agenda includes startup pitches, strategy discussion, and an analyst overview.

  • Date: 4/17/2020 08:30 AM - 4/17/2020 01:00 PM
  • Location: Autotech Council Virtual Meeting Room



This month, Autotech Council members and guests meet to discuss how mobility management is changing the automotive landscape. Join OEMs, suppliers, startups and VCs to discover innovation and opportunities in Fleets and Shared Mobility.

The future is fleets. An increasing number of futurists, city planners, and even car companies are coming to the consensus that the century of the privately owned car may be behind us. With an increasing number of people living in cities, we are fast-overwhelming the capacity of the roads resulting in all-day congestion- the antithesis of mobility.

Besides reducing the number of vehicles, another way of solving mobility is by area: we need to move a certain volume of people and goods using as little area of vehicle as possible. That objective can be met with fleets of shared vehicles, ranging from public transit, to Pod-style people-movers, through shared cars, to scooters. Fleets also solve another problem in our increasingly congested cities: car storage. By sharing the use of fleet vehicles, towns can regain the use of areas previously dedicated to parking.

Some aspects of this vision are clearly a few decades off. Private cars aren't going away soon, and progress won't be spread around evenly across urban and rural areas. However, other aspects of the transition to more fleet-based mobility have started in earnest. One need merely cite the names Uber, Lyft, Gig, Getaround, Zipcar, Maven, Lime, Byrd, and even Hertz, Ryder, or Sixt. Not to be left out, the conventional corporate fleets such as service vehicles for a telecom company, city, etc. are also in the mix, and have also made gains from field-force optimization technologies.

Fleets are being pushed forward by multiple factors, some enabling, and some constricting:

  • congestion
  • environmental concerns
  • connectivity and IoT
  • smartphones
  • optimization technology, AI, and cloud
  • autonomous driving
  • convenience

So this meeting will discuss the trends and elements bringing fleets from the fringe into the center of the mobility future. We'll look at the technologies, the solutions, the startups, and the vendors that will enable fleets. Imagine a world where you have a range of choices for convenient, fast, point-to-point transport, at a reasonable cost, with predictable travel times. How does your company fit into that future?

Join Autotech Council members for a public review of the challenges, opportunities, technologies and innovation in Fleets. As always, we'll have a strong representation of innovators and startups with their rapid-fire presentations, the insight of analysts, and the views of some major stakeholders, and our premier networking.