The future of connected and autonomous vehicles is in Michigan. Join Ann Arbor SPARK and other mobility leaders at Michigan House throughout SXSW and learn more about Michigan’s growing autonomous vehicle ecosystem.
Making the Future of Mobility
Saturday, March 10 @ 5pm
We’ve all heard that the next ten years could see massive changes in the ways we drive and ride around our cities and states. As leaders in the field, how can we be sure we’re creating the right kind of change? What are the questions that we’re not asking that we should be? How do we make sure the future of mobility is truly a better future?
Jessica Robinson – Director, City Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Alisyn Malek – COO & Co-Founder, May Mobility
Garry Bulluck – Deputy Chief Mobility Innovations
City of Detroit, Brian Brackenbury – Business Development Leader, Gentex Corp.
Scaling Mobility Startups in Metro Detroit
Monday, March 12 @ 10am
Bringing startups of any kind to scale is a challenge, and a unique one for companies in the mobility space. Emerging companies that are creating the innovations that will drive the mobility industry forward are taking root and growing in metro Detroit, near the automotive suppliers and manufacturers that are key to their long-term success. This panel will feature unique instances of how companies have scaled effectively, like Duo Security, which is Michigan’s first unicorn; May Mobility, a graduate of Y Combinator that is piloting autonomous vehicles in Detroit; and large company spin-outs like General Motors’ Maven, which provides ridesharing services in metros around the world. Come learn from companies that are making things happen and achieving growth and success in the country’s mobility mecca.