GOTO 2020 • The Future of Sustainable Transportation • Anita Sengupta

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia November 2020. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia
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Anita Sengupta - Rocket Scientist, Professor of Astronautics and Space Technology University of Southern CA, CEO & Founder of Hydroplane

ABSTRACT
In the global marketplace that transfers knowledge at the speed of light, we have a massive time delay that is modern transportation methods. We each spend up to 30% of our lives commuting on congested freeways, airports, and train stations. We put green-house gases into the atmosphere and change our climate with global consequences to health, habitat loss, and our economic future. On the cargo front this results in lost revenue, productivity, with no clear path to address the growing demands of the global market place.
What if we could disrupt transportation, an aging and non-agile industry which has not seen a new mode in over 100 years. By introducing game changing technologies we can increase capacity, enhance energy efficiency, and shrink our carbon foot print. Dr. Sengupta will discuss how space-age tech coupled to the VC funded innovation environment are enabling the revolution in green transportation.
She will share her real-world engineering projects from her work developing the world’s first Hyperloop in Las Vegas Nevada, to autonomous VTOL air taxis her new company is designing in Detroit Michigan [...]

TIMECODES
00:00 Intro
02:17 Understanding your place in the universe
05:00 We can build the future we imagine
06:12 Technology has changed the world
11:44 What is the near future?
11:54 The Hyperloop
16:43 AI enabling tech for mass transit
19:23 Air travel
21:12 Urban transport re-envisioned
24:55 Smart grid
25:35 Space flight
28:49 Actual flight on Mars
29:38 VTOL aircraft coming soon
31:16 Would you want to live on Mars?
31:25 Outro

Download slides and read the full abstract here:
https://gotopia.eu/november-2020/sessions/1638/the-future-of-sustainable-transportation

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