MarketScale Transportation 01/29/19: Will Tariffs or Technology Be the Year’s Biggest Disruptor?

 

On this episode of the MarketScale Transportation Podcast, we wanted to pose the question: what will be the biggest disruptor of the transportation industry in 2019? Before we can get a feel for that main question, we have to take a look at where companies are investing their time and effort. Uber’s JUMP program is another indication that big transportation disruptors are looking to disrupt a little more. In this feature, we’re joined by Dr. Susan Shaheen from the UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center to explain what Uber’s further immersion to the micromobility space means for the industry.

Also on this week’s show, Dr. Dave Tuttle, Research Fellow in the Energy Institute at University of Texas at Austin, joins to give his insight on the main disrupters for the transportation industry in 2019. With technology and tariffs both threatening to play a big part moving forward, Tuttle discusses the real challenge that tariffs pose to automakers, the other factors causing uncertainty in the industry, and what he would fix if he were the boss of everybody in the industry for a day.

Micromobility with Dr. Susan Shaheen

On this episode we’re joined by Dr. Susan Shaheen from the UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center. The center focuses on studying the economic, social, environmental, and technological aspects of sustainable transportation. Susan is going to help us understand why exactly her kind of research matters, how it can affect policy making, and why Micromobility has been on the rise. In addition, we also pick her brain about different shifts in the industry like bike-sharing, escooters, and Uber’s dominance in the sector.

Tariffs vs. Tech: Transportations Uncertain 2019

News cycles have a tendency to capture our attention. One of the latest items to garner views is the imposition of tariffs and how they will affect the automotive industry in the U.S. On today’s podcast, I have the chance to chat with Dr. Dave Tuttle from the University of Texas at Austin. We discuss the real challenge that tariffs pose to automakers, the other factors causing uncertainty in the industry, and some things he would fix if he were the boss of everybody for a day.

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