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Study trip to the USA

Organised in partnership with ITS.be

Context

2nd edition of our study trip to the United States, a unique opportunity to experience the latest developments in autonomous mobility and to discover the latest trends in mobility data, artificial intelligence and logistics

1

Immerse yourself in pioneering cities in terms of urban mobility, allowing you to study their policies and strategies

2

Observe and experiment with innovative and unique mobility solutions

3

Meet leading public institutions, administrations and private players who work concretely on innovative projects

4

Develop exchanges between Belgian and international actors

5

Immerse yourself in new and inspiring ideas, promoting reflection, creativity, and the search for innovative solutions

6

Discover new business and partnership opportunities, broadening participants’ personal and professional network

From Saturday 17 to Saturday 24 August 2024

San Francisco (CA)

English

25 people

1500€ excluding VAT

Useful information

Provisional program

We are planning tests and meetings with operators, technology providers and public institutions related to the latest innovations in the field of mobility

Day 3

Friday June 14

tdb

Program to be confirmed

Visits

Morning

Responsibility of each participant

Train ride to Brussels

Departure around 1 p.m.

Return trip

Afternoon

Provisional program

We are planning tests and meetings with operators, technology suppliers and public institutions related to the latest innovations in the field of mobility

Waymo

Meeting with officials, visit to the depots and tests of Waymo, a Google subsidiary and the first robotaxis operator in San Francisco

Nuro

Meeting with managers from Nuro, a company that develops small autonomous delivery vehicles

Tesla

Meeting with Tesla officials and testing of Tesla's FSD (partial automation) system

University of San Francisco

Meeting with William Riggs, professor at the University of San Francisco and specialist in autonomous mobility

Zoox

Meeting with officials from Zoox, an Amazon subsidiary developing a purpose-built autonomous vehicle

Nvidia

Meeting with managers from Nvidia, an American company specializing in technologies and artificial intelligence applied to transport and autonomous mobility

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Meeting with the authorities of the City of San Francisco to address regulatory issues at the local level

California Department of Transportation

Meeting with authorities from the California State Department of Transportation to address regulatory issues at the state level

Google Maps

Meeting with managers from the Google Maps department to discuss mobility data

Kodiak

Meeting with officials from Kodiak, a company that develops autonomous heavy goods vehicles

"This summer I participated in a study trip to San Francisco organized by Espaces-Mobilités and ITS.be as part of the Mobility Masterclass. This experience was completely unique and allowed us to understand and experience the revolution that is brewing in the field of autonomous mobility. I admit that I was very impressed by what I saw and tested and I encourage all transport professionals to take an interest in this subject."

Christophe Leurident

Member of the Tec Management Committee

“My experience at the Mobility Masterclass trip to the USA in August 2023 was rich in discoveries about autonomous mobility. Meeting key players and visiting companies at the cutting edge of technology reinforced my conviction that autonomous mobility is a major element of the future of mobility in Belgium. This trip was a source of inspiration for the FPS Mobility, which is committed to collaborating and supporting the regions to develop an ambitious and sustainable policy in order to integrate autonomous mobility into the Belgian landscape.

Emmanuelle Vandamme

President of the FPS Mobility and Transport

“My experience at the Mobility Masterclass trip to the USA in August 2023 was rich in discoveries about autonomous mobility. Meeting key players and visiting companies at the cutting edge of technology reinforced my conviction that autonomous mobility is a major element of the future of mobility in Belgium. This trip was a source of inspiration for the FPS Mobility, which is committed to collaborating and supporting the regions to develop an ambitious and sustainable policy in order to integrate autonomous mobility into the Belgian landscape.

Emmanuelle Vandamme

President of the FPS Mobility and Transport

This project is supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Urban Mobility acts to accelerate positive change on mobility to make urban spaces more liveable.

Learn more: eiturbanmobility.eu

Espaces-Mobilités
Rue d'Arlon 22
1050 Brussels
www.espaces-mobilites.com
+32 2 513 13 36
© 2024 Espaces-Mobilités

• Support from our team

• All visits, activities and workshops

• Delegation dinner​

Local transportation

Included

• Flight to and from the USA, nor domestic flight

• Accomodation

• Food and beverages

Not included

What is included in the price?

There are numerous flights between Europe and San Francisco.

We have selected the following flights, and invite participants to join us. Reserving the flight remains the responsibility of each participant.

Outbound:

• Brussels Midi - Paris CDG, by train (AF6190, 08/17 at 06:09)

• Paris CDG - SFO (AF0084, 08/17 at 10:15)

Inbound:

• SFO - Paris CDG (AF0081, 08/23 at 8:10 p.m.)

• Paris CDG - Brussels Midi, by train (AF7187, 01/24 at 7:07 p.m.)

Link to flight details on Google Flight

Recommended flight

Study trip participants will be able to benefit from a reduced rate of $189 (+tax) per night, negotiated with the following hotel:

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

Breakfast is not included (and not recommended at the hotel) because it is very expensive.

We will communicate to participants all the details to facilitate booking and payment.

Hotel

Details about flight and accomodation

San Francisco

From August 17 to 24

Outbound trip

August 17

Flight to San Francisco (participant's responsibility)

Welcome evening

San Francisco

August 18

San Francisco tour with Waymo’s robotaxis service

Waymo

August 19 

Meeting with Waymo officials

Visit to the Google Plex and discussion with Google's Data and AI teams

Visit Waymo's autonomous vehicle depot

Tesla

August 20

Meeting with Tesla officials

Test of Tesla's "Full self-driving" system
Tour of the Tesla manufacturing plant

Conference

August 21

Conference debate with representatives of state authorities (California Department of Transportation), San Francisco city authorities (SFMTA), local associations and academics.

European night at Hub.Brussels

Logistics

August 22

Tour of Kodiak, Nuro and Gatik

​Delegation dinner

ZooX - Nvidia

August 23

Meeting with Nvidia officials
Visit to ZooX

Flight from San Francisco to Brussels

Return trip

August 24

Flight from San Francisco to Brussels

Dallas and Houston

August 22 to 24

Visit to Aurora (autonomous trucks)

Meeting with state authorities (Texas Department of Transportation)

Visits

August 22

Visit to Kodiak and Gatik

Departure return flight to Brussels

Visits

August 23

Flight to Brussels (arrival on August 24)

Return trip

August 24 
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