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Going Vertical: Air Mobility in the PNW with ACES Northwest Network

In the Puget Sound region, transportation is truly multi-modal. Roads and highways connect communities to ferries and floatplanes at docks and airports. Travelers walk, roll, and ride in trips with numerous links … and numerous potentials for missed connections. Critical roadway links are at-risk from seismic events and even the harsh realities of aging infrastructure. What happens when the Cascadia Subduction Zone event occurs? Read More ›
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Charge Up Your Fleet

From cars to pickups to Class 8 trucks, EVs are proving that they are up to the task with rapid charging, high-voltage architectures, and lighter and safer battery packs for longer range. Read More ›
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Charge Up Your Fleet!

As we embark together upon this journey through the decade of the battery, we’re also on the cusp of the largest expansion of EV model availability in the history of the automobile. From cars to pickups to Class 8 trucks, EVs are proving that they are up to the task with 100 kW rapid charging and high-voltage architectures, lighter and …

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Bringing ACES Vehicle Technology to the Puget Sound Region

Jay Richards interviews Bruce Agnew, Director of the ACES Northwest Network, about the collective’s work to bring Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicle technologies to the Puget Sound region. Agnew says that 5G will be key in implementing autonomous vehicles as it will increase bandwidth and reduce latency, thus adding a degree of technical capacity and safety. Read More ›
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The Benefits of Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Technology

Jay Richards interviews Tom Alberg, Founder, Madrona Venture Group and Co-chair of the ACES Northwest Network, about ACES’ efforts to bring Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicle technologies to the Puget Sound region. Alberg dismisses the idea that these new technologies will lead to job loss because innovation has always created more opportunity, not less. Read More ›
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Electrify Sea-Tac

The ACES Northwest Network, and initiative of Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center, is a unique collective working to bring Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared vehicle technologies to the Puget Sound region. As a center of mobility for air and ground transportation, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the surrounding communities are poised to become a clean energy hub, building on decades of environmental Read More ›

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Is Automated & Shared Vehicle Technology a Benefit to Humanity?

Jay Richards interviews Bryan Mistele, Co-founder, President and CEO of INRIX, about the future of autonomous, connected, electric, shared (ACES) vehicle transportation systems. Mistele sees the implementation of ACES vehicles being a huge benefit to humanity as they will be much more convenient and cost effective, safer, and will lead to more effective land use by being able to do Read More ›

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Why Experts Say the Pacific Northwest is a ‘Perfect Laboratory’ for Autonomous Technology

The hype cycle for autonomous vehicles may have slowed down after the March 2018 fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car, but for AV booster Bruce Agnew, the Pacific Northwest offers a wide range of applications for the technology that go far beyond passengers traveling big-city streets. As director of ACES — a Madrona Venture Group and INRIX-backed network promoting autonomous, connected, electric, and shared vehicles — Agnew sees the diverse geography and economic opportunities of the region as ripe for those four trends to converge in transportation. While much of the attention on autonomous vehicles thus far has focused on their urban applications, as the everyday car driver imagines what it might be like to relinquish the wheel, that’s not where the technology is heading first, experts say. Read More ›