If you look at the mobility industry, what do you think needs to be fixed?
There is a lot of hype about autonomous technology. But fully autonomous future will not be realized in the next 50 years and before that, we must solve many problems. For example, infrastructure and regulations. How do you prepare cities to live autonomous? I think there needs to be more emphasis made on how the solutions will be deployed in the urban environment. The trick is that we are not starting cities from scratch, there are already man operated infrastructure and vehicles on the roads, what do you do with them?
Another thing is - we really do not need to wait for long to make the roads better and safer. For example, right lanes can be opened not only for buses but also for shared vehicles, like the ones your company, GoTo operates, there can also be special lines for two-wheelers, you can put more of them onto the same line. So there is a lot of work ahead and it is not only autonomous vehicles. What industry book would you recommend to those interested in transportation and mobility?
I'm reading now The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
, which is a product and not an industry book, but it's interesting to extrapolate the insights into what we are doing.