Wanis Kabbaj: What a driverless world could look like
Wanis Kabbaj - Transportation geek
Wanis Kabbaj works at the intersection of biology and transportation. Full bio
by French wines.
in life is, I have to admit,
watching cities from the sky,
that they can hardly contain,
and highways that structure their space.
look dramatically red and golden:
performing its vital function
of commute every day,
that can reach 130 miles per hour
as 19th-century horse carriages?
commuting in 2014.
26 Pyramids of Giza.
energy and human potential.
hundreds of historical buildings
in fast-growing emerging cities.
are almost impossible:
is getting clogged, it's getting sick,
of thinking is not working.
working in transportation,
when speaking with a biotech customer.
of our vascular system.
in the transportation business
sophisticated transportation laboratory.
challenges was inside us?
in our veins most of our lives,
on a daily basis?
at two very different networks.
of blood vessels in our bodies --
the Earth's circumference,
are everywhere inside us,
underground subway systems
is focused on the ground,
the three dimensions inside us,
is mostly two-dimensional.
is to embrace that verticality.
that can straddle traffic jams --
to think about space and movement
like we did with our electrical grid.
are talking about testing
of suspended magnetic pods.
on flying urban taxis
from science-fiction déjà vu
and solve traffic jams.
that we made, like the vehicles we use.
are getting restless.
available in the area,
of urban traffic is generated
only have one passenger.
in one Londonian red bus.
if it is what we need the most?
is fully utilized.
millions of red blood cells
blood cells is not wasted, either.
of their oxygen capacity is utilized.
we used in our cities
you would have to walk, to bike
are not dedicated
traffic jams in our veins.
the cells of our body.
gets its own deliveries of oxygen
and individual form of transportation.
or extensive mass-transit systems.
that combine the convenience of cars
in a fast and smooth urban train,
five, ten, fifteen times
you didn't have to stop?
while you're moving
that is headed toward your suburb.
right to your doorstep.
at the same time.
modular, driverless vehicles of tomorrow.
buzzing with drones,
and suspended magnetic pods
is just trying to earn its way
made by and for humans.
which is relatively simple,
when whole cities become driverless?
are driverless and connected,
and reaction time, minimum.
that can speed them up
rigor of German autobahns
of the intersections of Mumbai.
our traffic grid will be,
its movement will feel.
of a transportation genius today.
billions of years,
of iterations and mutations.
to evolve our transportation system.
About the speaker:Wanis Kabbaj - Transportation geek
Wanis Kabbaj works at the intersection of biology and transportation.
Why you should listen
As the director of global strategy for healthcare logistics at UPS, Wanis Kabbaj finds ways for organizations to transport their temperature-sensitive medicines and biotechnologies safely around the world. Before this, he supported UPS's global forwarding department, helping multinational corporations manage their air freight across 200 countries.
Prior to working at UPS, Kabbaj contributed to the brand strategy at Renault-Nissan as they expanded into emerging economies. He is a dual citizen of Morocco and France and holds an MBA from the ESSEC Business School in Paris.
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