Transportation is one of the most pivotal and under-noticed underpinnings of our society. It has inspired science fiction and scientists alike, and shapes life everyday by determining where you can go, and when you can get there. Much like the river Nile sitting at the crux of whether a civilization can flourish, advancements in vehicles and systems of transportation can oftentimes be the bottleneck for whether or not other innovations are embraced by the culture at any point in time.
Did you know that all of the major German, Japanese and American automotive companies have research labs here in the Silicon Valley?
And did you know that Stanford University has one of the most revered Automotive Research programs in the world?
Come join the conversation with three uniquely selected speakers, and see what the Silicon Valley is doing to change the world via innovations in transportation, on Wednesday evening, October 3, 2012 (please see schedule and information at the linked post). If you are not able to attend in person, the presentation portion of the program will be archived on the SVII web site shortly afterward.
Another Program of Interest — at PARC Forum:
Innovation: Under Constraint
Guest Presenter: Navi Radjou
Series: The Power of 10
Thursday, October 4, 2012
5:00-6:30 p.m. (presentation and Q & A, followed by networking until 6:30)
Location: George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC
For registration information, a map and directions, visit the PARC Forum web site. There, you’ll also find a link to a live stream of this event [link at the post.]
Related Announcement on September 19, 2012, from PARC in Silicon Valley:
PARC Awarded $4M by ARPA-E to Develop Technologies to Improve Battery Performance
Innovative Sensors Enable Batteries to Achieve Full Potential for Electric Vehicles and Grid Storage
Palo Alto, California – PARC, a Xerox company, today announced it has signed a $4M contract with the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) under the program for Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED). PARC, along with project partner LG Chem Power Inc. (LGCPI), a subsidiary of LG Chem, will develop a fiber optic monitoring system capable of providing detailed information about the internal condition of batteries to allow them to perform better in applications, such as electric vehicles (EVs).
[Excerpts, read the rest of the details at the linked post.]
From: What’s Innovation Got to Do with It? — Greased Lightning! Silicon Valley Innovations in Transportation, at SVII, October 3rd; PARC Forum Innovation Event, October 4th, and Announcement from PARC
Edited and posted by Cathryn Hrudicka, from information provided by the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, the PARC Forum, and PARC’s newsroom.