05 Nov 2021 Blog

Talking Urban Mobility at the Smart Mobility Summit 2021

The Israel Prime Minister’s Smart Mobility Summit is back after a year’s hiatus. Started in 2013, the annual summit is bringing together policymakers, entrepreneurs, and technologists from over 60 countries to talk and learn about smart mobility solutions.

This summit’s speakers and panels agenda centers on four areas:

  • What makes a country a ‘smart mobility nation’ – a closer look at how governments, academia, and the private sector can and need to collaborate to create “​​the right conditions for the development and scalability of future technologies, fuels, and business models.”
  • How AI is changing the mobility landscape – deep dive into how AI is changing the viability and value of autonomous and connected vehicles, and mobility-as-a-service (MaaS).
  • Electrification – exploring the “electric car revolution,” and the infrastructure, regulatory schemes, and technologies needed to grow the revolution and its environmental benefits.
  • Air Mobility – asking whether (and how) the vision of flying vehicles will become a reality; and looking at the current state of the industry.

Our Co-Founder and CEO, Tal Kreisler, is leading a panel falling under the “smart mobility nation” banner. Tal will moderate as experts discuss “Traffic Management for the Smart City,” scheduled for 4:25pm Israel time (9:25am EST) on 8 November 2021. The panelists are:

  • Tiffany Chu, SVP, Via (formerly Co-Founder & CEO, Remix)
  • Ashok Tipirneni, Global Head, Product Management, Smart Cities and Smart Connected Spaces, Qualcomm
  • Dr. Smadar Itskovich, Founder & CEO, Israel Smart Mobility Living Lab (ISMLL)
  • Eran Shir, Co-Founder & CEO, Nexar Inc


The main issue they’ll address is how smart technologies refine the idea of what urban mobility means and what urban residents should expect from it. The panel will look at the first wave of smart transportation apps that have already changed people’s relationship with how they get from place to place, but also looking into the infrastructure layer, and what cities, states and governments must do to properly service their customers.

The panelists will delve into how the next wave of applications offer an expanding range of transportation-related services and solutions, assisted by increased connectivity, data sharing, and AI, making a greater impact on improving urban mobility. They’ll also share their ideas on what types of mobility applications will ease the increasing challenges more people will have getting in and around urban areas. 

With the UN’s Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) is taking place in Glasgow these days, we’re especially interested in talking with the panel about the environmental impact of urban mobility and autonomous traffic management systems. In our recent case study conducted at the Maricopa County we calculated that the use of our autonomous traffic management platform has the potential to save about half a million tons of C02 and generate about $1 billion of economic benefit a year.

To implement smart traffic management projects that improve traffic equality and environmental sustainability, the panelists will share their thoughts on what future collaborations and government participation they believe are necessary to make the benefits of urban mobility real.

Smart Mobility Summit logo

The Summit is free to attend in person or virtually by signing up here. We’ll be at booth 43 in the exhibition hall – look forward to seeing you! You can schedule an in-person or virtual meeting here (registered attendees), or email us: contact@notraffic.tech.