A $5 Trillion Ticket: Funding the Future of Transportation | Andreas Mai | TEDxWilmingtonSalon
Oversized one occupant vehicles create never ending traffic jams and suffocation pollution in our fast-growing cities, killing 1.3 Million people in crashes and 2.4 Million with vehicle pollution each year. Chronically underfunded, most of our roads and many of our bridges are falling apart. To reduce the resulting indirect tax of $10,000 per vehicle all of us are paying each year, we could invest 12¢ per vehicle mile to fix our broken personal and public transportation systems, and to jump-start a fortuitous cycle of innovation in transportation that could give 1.7 Billion poor people access to more affordable mobility, and create $5 Trillion economic value around the world. Andreas Mai leads innovation to deliver sustainable transportation solutions to public agencies and communities at Keolis North America. Before joining Keolis, Andreas led Cisco’s connected vehicle business and founded the technology startup ecomo.world. He is an angel investor and served on the boards of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association, the Connected Car Council, Octo Telematics, Cohda Wireless, and Covisint. As expert in business and technology architectures for everything related to the future transportation, he has published a number of seminal papers and is frequently invited to speak at conferences worldwide. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Click the image to watch this talk.