Going into 2020, the mobility industry was experiencing a remarkable degree of innovation. Developments in electric and autonomous vehicles technology combined with micro-mobility and mass-transit seemed to lay the ground for a decade of modernization. However, after more than four months of COVID-19 pandemic the mobility industry is at an inflection point. The economic recession has caused a slowdown across the industry, and the effects of social distancing has impacted mass transit and micro-mobility. Despite these challenges, there are many indications that transforming the mobility industry can be a catalyst for economic recovery.

To discuss the future of mobility and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the industry Zpryme interviewed Trevor Pawl, The State of Michigan’s Chief Mobility Officer. In this role Trevor leads Michigan’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification. This state office sits inside the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and works in partnership with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and Governor’s Office.

Trevor also recently published an article on Zpryme.com , “A Few Thoughts on Mobility’s New Normal”.