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Tuesday, March 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
SCOUT: Solving the Transit 'Last Mile' Problem

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The hardest problem to solve in many aspects of civic infrastructure — from telecom to utilities to postal service — is the so-called Last Mile: How do you efficiently connect homes, offices and other individual "endpoints" to the larger grid you're building? When it comes to sustainable urbanism and transportation, this is a make or break issue. Rapid transit can get people to and from transport hubs, but can't solve home-to-hub and hub-to-destination travel needs. That's where the idea of SCOUT comes in—Standardized City-Optimized Utility Transport, a safe, compact, efficient personal vehicular solution for the Last Mile of commuting, designed around the needs of users and the limitations of rapid transit and urban life. But what might SCOUT look like? This panel of innovators will give their individual takes on SCOUT and imagine how it might fill the transportation gaps in sustainable cities of the future.

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Josh Hon

Team CaptainTern BicyclesJoshua Hon is a founder and Team Captain at Tern where he focuses on the development of sustainable urban transport.
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Peter Treadway

co-founder, CTOActon GlobalPeter started ACTON 2 years ago in his garage. Since then, ACTON has grown to over 10 people team in Los Angeles and 10+ people team in Asia. ACTON focuses on portable personal mobility, products have been distributed to over 40+ countries. ACTON has... Read More →
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Jeff Yang

Columnist, "Tao Jones"Wall Street Journal OnlineJeff Yang writes the column "Tao Jones" for the Wall Street Journal Online, and is Senior Vice President and Head of Multicultural Insights at the leading trends and futures consultancy The Futures Company, a subsidiary of the global... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7