COVID-19 has highlighted both the value of home delivery and contactless service. Automated vehicles (AV) could potentially enable both. Behind the scenes, companies are working to develop the technology to enable AV deliveries. Although widespread deployment is at least a few years away, such a service could have dramatic effects on local commerce and transportation, particularly since 45 percent of household trips are for groceries and errands. Join Eno for a discussion about the future of AV deliveries, featuring a presentation of an independent study that focused on the possible economic impacts of delivery AVs by the Steer Group with insights from AV delivery company Nuro.
Matthew Lipka, Head of Policy, Nuro
Alia Verloes, Principal Consultant – New Mobility Market Leader (North America), Steer
Paul Lewis, Vice President of Policy and Finance, Eno Center for Transportation
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Matthew Lipka is Head of Policy at Nuro, a robotics company building and deploying fully autonomous, on-road vehicles in a last-mile delivery service. In this role, Matthew works with regulators, policymakers, advocates, and Nuro colleagues to shape policies and products that accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life. Prior to joining Nuro, Matthew worked as a transportation consultant and at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Alia is a public policy specialist and urban strategist with a focus on smart mobility, applying technology in cities, and above all, responding to societal changes. She holds a master’s degree on Regional and Urban Strategy from Sciences Po Paris. Alia currently works in the New Mobility Team at Steer exploring the potential opportunities and impact of disruptive transportation technologies in cities across the world. Alia’s work covers a wide range of technologies in Europe and North America including carsharing, ridesharing, micromobility, and connected autonomous vehicles. She has seven years’ experience helping public and private sector clients in better appraising and implementing the potential of emerging trends in transportation and mobility, in order to maximize benefits to users and society, and achieve their own policy and/or business objectives.
Alia is a recognized expert who has been invited to speak at conferences in the US, Europe and Asia. She has also given lectures at Sciences Po’s Urban School and at Paris Urban Planning Institute on sustainable mobility solutions and mobility behaviors change. Alia has recently co-authored research pieces in the field, including in Transport Policy.