The Next Mile
Monthly Milepost: March 2021
Join us for the Monthly Milepost, where we break down the latest news in transportation innovation. This month, we've got rovers landing on Mars, new electric vehicles for the USPS, and new talks of high speed rail in the US.
Laurin Hahn of Sono Motors
Sono Motors thinks we need to redesign the car. Not with what the manufacturer wants, but with what the potential buyer's demand. With a mission built around sustainability and transparency, they seek to reimagine the automobile as they know it. With solar integration to cover most of your daily driving, a low price-point, and much, much more, Sono seeks to make a car that this generation wants to own.Other resources:Sono Motors WebsiteSion raises 53 million Euros in crowdfundingLaurin Hahn TwitterUpdate from Season 1: The Ray
Nedra Deadwyler of Civil Bikes
Civil Bikes is connecting Atlanta's past and present with historic tours throughout the city, but you won't find them sightseeing from a double decker bus. Civil Bikes is "street level", with tours being conducted on bikes and on foot. With Nedra Deadwyler at the helm, Civil Bikes is uncovering some of the city's lesser known stories and sharing them with the world so that these histories can continue to live on. In this episode Nedra discusses some of the advantages of conducting tours on bikes and the importance of keeping local histories alive.
How will we travel in the future?
Transportation is an intensely complex topic that we like to leave behind at the watercooler as we vent about our commutes, but we can do something about the matter at hand. Solving the Rubik's cube of travel can shape healthier lives, more connected communities and repair the chaos we've created in the world. How do I know? Well, a car accident forced me to re-evaluate how I was moving around and helped me reshape a family and neighborhood dynamic that left me happier.