The Commission on the Future of Mobility wants to looks at transportation and society in new way and suggest regulations that will promote sustainable transport solutions.
The World Health Organization estimates 1.35 million people die and 20 to 50 million are injured annually in vehicle crashes. (That second statistic is rather imprecise but does suggest traffic related injuries are a huge problem.) In response, a group of business leaders and public policy experts is launching a new organization called the Commission On The Future Of Mobility to grapple with the thorny questions that surround the future of transportation including self driving and electric vehicles, according to a report by Reuters. The commission will function within the framework of SAFE, which stands for Securing America’s Future Energy. Several members of SAFE are former military leaders who see America’s dependence on foreign oil and natural gas as a national security risk.