A newly-launched global consortium of industry leaders will work to provide a framework for future transportation policies. The Commission on the Future of Mobility will seek out and advocate for new policies that reduce emissions, foster economic growth, and increase safety and security, among other goals. The Commission will examine how modern technological advancements impact business, emissions, and safety. The Commission’s goal is to streamline, strengthen, and modernize current transportation policies accordingly.
The Commission on the Future of Mobility is comprised of leaders from the auto and tech industries, state officials, distinguished academia, and other experts from the public sector. Current members of the Commission include:
Dr. Jared Cohon, President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University (Commission Co-Chair) and Chair of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Jim Hackett, Senior Advisor, and Former President and CEO, Ford Motor Company (Commission Co-Chair).
Thierry Mallet, Chairman and CEO of Transdev Group (Commission Co-Chair).
Jason Grumet, Founder and President of the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Richard Kramer, Chairman, CEO and President of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Steven Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm.
José Muñoz, Global COO, Hyundai Motor Company/President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America.
Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp.
Cox Automotive (the organization as a whole).
The Commission is still recruiting global experts and leaders.
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The Commission on the Future of Mobility is headquartered within SAFE, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that enhances energy security and supports economic resurgence and resiliency by advancing transformative transportation and mobility technologies.
“Effective policies and regulations will be essential if we are to realize the benefits of the new transportation technologies. In the course of our research on and advocacy for connected, autonomous, micromobility and electric vehicles, SAFE has identified a need to reassess the potential of this technological revolution in the context of current policy and the need for policy change, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Robbie Diamond, SAFE President and CEO. “As a nonpartisan, technology-neutral, third-party organization, SAFE is ideal for housing the Commission.”
Mission & Objectives
The Commission states their mission is to reshape transportation policy in favor of exponential outcomes for consumer safety, global opportunity, and infrastructure resiliency through an interconnected transportation system. The Commission will provide new data and methodologies to drive innovative policies that coincide with their mission to create a cleaner environment, enhanced security and access, and economic opportunity.