Before the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis got its fangs into the global community, the auto industry was humming and things like mobility as a service and public transportation were roaring into fantastic developments found mostly up until this time only in sci-fi books and movies.
But as state and local governments began imposing economic lockdowns and restrictions, many things we were taking for granted began to get severely affected. In particular, ride-sharing and public transportation.
This week on the Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show we plan to talk about the impact that all this is having not only on public transportation, but also on the health and well-being of us – the humans.
The Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show
Aired Live in September 2020
2:05 – Industry News w/ Jay & Ryan
2:15 – Interview w/ Paul Comfort
2:30 – Advanced Auto Retail Discussion Panel Begins
3:00 – Closing remarks and announcements
Part I. Industry News
- Detroit Auto Show Moved to Fall 2021
- Hyundai to Accelerate Passenger Drone Development
- CarEdge launches consumer-focused website offering vehicle research, listings
- Early Zoom Investors Betting Millions on Better Zoom for Schools
Part II. Conversation with Author and Podcaster Paul Comfort about the Future of Public Transportation
To kick things off we bring back Alumni Guest Paul Comfort who joined us in early March just prior to COVID-19 D-Day (March 11th) who at the time had a world-wide tour planned to promote his new book – The Future of Public Transportation which you can buy on Amazon with our affiliate link.
Paul is the author of the Amazon #1 New Best-Selling book and the host of the world’s top public transportation podcast, Transit Unplugged, and he has returned to promote his latest pulp endeavor – a new children’s picture book called Public Transportation – From the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond which you can also buy on Amazon with our affiliate link.
Inside the wonderful world of Public Transportation – children discover its history, how public transportation has improved our world and what is next! Beautifully illustrated pictures and fun facts will enthrall kids ages 5-15 with stories of how the first steam locomotive “Tom Thumb” lost its big race with a horse – when it broke down and how cable cars in San Francisco move up those steep hills.
Each page brings children to a different era and type of public mobility from horse drawn carriages to the first subways, buses, light rail vehicles and maglev trains.
Along the way they can picture themselves riding these fun vehicles and traveling to their destinations. Then children see how the future will be amazing with autonomous vehicles, Hyperloop and Vertical Take Off and Landing Aircraft (VTOL) shuttling them to a new age of public transportation.
Part II. Advanced Auto Retail Discussion Panel
For our Auto Retail panel, this week, the theme is – Advanced Auto Retail and the plan is to talk about the mental and emotional health impact of COVID-19, specifically from a workplace environment.
Our lineup of panelists include international Author and Speaker Robb Holman, who specializes in the idea of Inside Out Leadership, and Sheri Traxler from ViREO Life who does personal health coaching and strategy for business owners & executives.
Sign Up to Be Part of the Discussion and Join the Q&A
Want to be part of the live discussion? You can. The show is facilitated via Zoom and streamed live on YouTube. You can be part of the live discussion and the Q&A by registering with Fixed Ops Strategies, one of 6 different webcast programs we offer on AutoConversion as part of the Auto Retail Marketing Mastermind Program.
Also In the News…
Detroit Auto Show Moved to Fall 2021
Hyundai to Accelerate Passenger Drone Development
CarEdge launches consumer-focused website offering vehicle research, listings
Early Zoom Investors Betting Millions on Better Zoom for Schools