Driving Innovation in Transportation Systems
Course Number: 11.029/11.529
Time: Monday and Wednesday 11:30 am - 1pm
Units: 3-3-6, Fall 2020
Targeted Students: Graduate and Undergraduate (Years 3 and 4)
Instructors: Jinhua Zhao, John Moavenzadeh, Bill Aulet, Will Sanchez
TA: Annie Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prerequisite: Student should submit a one-page statement of interest plus CV
This course is designed for students who aspire to shape the future of mobility. The course explores technological, behavioral, policy and systems-wide frameworks for innovation in transportation systems, complemented with case studies across the mobility spectrum, from autonomous vehicles to urban air mobility to last-mile sidewalk robots. Students will interact with a series of guest lecturers from CEOs and other business and government executives who are actively reshaping the future of mobility. Interdisciplinary teams of 5 students will work to deliver business plans for startups or action plans for solving “real world” challenges in established companies, governments or NGOs.
The course includes an entrepreneur dialog section which aims to:
Enable conversations between entrepreneurs, MIT faculty and students.
Explore issues where technology, modes and business intersect
Inspire students with entrepreneurship stories of the industrial leaders
Involve students in real world problems and identify practical solutions
Promote a comprehensive understanding of mobility system