Planning for Autonomous Mobility

4 November – 2 December 2021

The rapid growth of new technologies, on the one hand, and increase of demand in safe, clean, comfortable, efficient, and sustainable transportation, on the other hand, stimulated the advancement of autonomy and full automation in the transport sector. It became an impetus for the development of autonomous vehicles. The created niche in the transport sector brought new challenges as well as opportunities that need to be adequately addressed and embraced.

This training – Planning for Autonomous Mobility – is designed to tackle key aspects of autonomous mobility as a means to respond to new transport demands and to deliver value to society and businesses. More specifically, the training will equip the participants with knowledge on all relevant features of the autonomous mobility ecosystem, including urban landscape impact, long-distance travel, logistics, economy, etc., and provide them with the tools that will help them solve future challenges that autonomous vehicles will convey.

This course is open to everyone, professional or not, with interest in the mobility sector, willing to deepen their knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their technical, business and professional competencies in autonomous mobility.
Participants in the course will receive a certificate of attendance on completion.

Start: 4 November

9 online sessions



The planned training consists of four modules and nine different sessions which are organized in a complete online and interactive format. Each session is intended to last approximately two hours. The session will bring different speakers to cover different aspects of autonomous mobility. It will be arranged in different learning settings, such as Keynotes, Workshops, Round Tables, and Case Studies to engage various learning methods in order to attain the best possible learning results. 

The Training Planning for Autonomous Mobility will last for a bit more than one month, with the starting date on 4 November and will continue till the first week of December, with the final closing session on 2 December. There are two sessions planned each week of the month so that the student has sufficient time to assimilate the provided information.
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This course aims at providing a comprehensive outlook on the current and future opportunities for autonomous mobility, engaging the most relevant stakeholders. 

The training modules will offer a comprehensive and detailed vision on autonomous mobility, focusing on:
Offer a general overview of the context, challenges, and opportunities that autonomous mobility offers
Understand the major long-term impacts of autonomous mobility in several areas, including its planning, transport services and infrastructure, the industry, economy, etc.
Give an update on the technological and regulatory state of the art of autonomous mobility, its status of implementation worldwide, and identify the main barriers
to its development. 
Understand how to manage the transition from current to autonomous mobility: how should the different stakeholders prepare for that?


This training targets a broad range of mobility professionals, identifying five priority profiles:

  • Mobility and infrastructure planners, who will be in charge of managing and planning the integration of autonomous vehicles (AV) in the current mobility ecosystem (new legislation, new infrastructure, etc.)
  • Transport operators, who will have to adapt their operations to the arrival of the related autonomous the technologies.
  • Automotive and mobility industry managers, who will integrate the autonomous technology in their vehicles and will have to transform their operations and foresee potential business models.
  • Mobility research centres, who will be working on a steady improvement of the autonomous technology.
  • Non-mobility professionals interested in the impact of AV on society and the economy.

Note: Participants will not be required to have specific previous education in the AV field.
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The course will be structured in 4 modules and 9 different sessions in a complete online and synchronous format. Each of the 9 sessions will last 2h combining different speakers per session and diverse learning activities (Keynotes, Workshops, Round Tables, and Case Studies) aiming to provide a complete and tailored learning experience. 


Our experts, coming from various organisations, academia, and industries, are well-equipped to provide hands-on training on various aspects of autonomous mobility: technological, regulatory, economic, social, etc. They have proven track records of professional experience in leading multiple projects related to autonomous transport under their belt. They are cutting edge professionals who are willing to share with you their practical and theoretical experience to amplify and enhance your knowledge in autonomous mobility so that you are ready and well-equipped within your organisation to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities that autonomous mobility brings into our society. 

Bern Grush

Funder & CEO
Harmonize Mobility

Bin Ran, PhD

Director of Connected Automated Transportation Programme
University of Wisconsin

Bryn Balcombe

Autonomous Drivers Alliance (ADA)

Dr Clarissa Han

National Leader, Sustainability & Resilience
Road Research Board (ARRB)

François E. Guichard

UNECE Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (WP.29/GRVA)

Gummada Murthy, PhD PE

Program Director,
Operations Safety and Mobility Division AASHTO

Laura Coconea

Innovation Office Manager,
ITS Division

Luciana Iorio

UNECE Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety (WP.1)

Raj Ponnaluri, PhD, P.E, PTOE, PMP

Connected Vehicles, Arterial Management, Managed Lanes
Florida Department of Transportation

Rik Nuyttens

European Regulatory Affairs Manager
3M Transportation Safety Division

Prof. Andreas Herrmann

Director Institute for Mobility
St. Gallen University

Lukas Neckermann

Managing Director
Neckermann Strategic Advisors

Scott C. Marler

Iowa Department of Transportation

Clement Aubourg

Head of Autonomous Vehicles
New Mobility Services, Keolis Group

Daniela Bremmer

Development Manager
Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

John L. Hibbard, P.E.

Director of Operations
Georgia (USA) Department of Transportation

Thomas Kern

Senior Consultant

Tony Kratofil, P.E.

Chief Operations Officer,
Michigan Department of Transportation

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