Podcar City 2018 – Gävle, Sweden

Podcar City - Conference 2018 - Gävle


The 2018 conference focuses on how we can plan for automated shared mobility. The pace of innovation has increased significantly with more systems providers, more interested cities and not least the general public realizing the need for better solutions to the overwhelming congestion in their cities.

You will see ideas from Easymile, Navya, 2Getthere, Modutram, Supraways, SMSSV and more. You will hear from renowned experts all over the world. On top of this you will hear from many cities implementing and planning for a better future.


Wednesday October 10 – Gävle City Hall

5.30 Welcoming Reception City Hall – Welcome to Gävle – City Mayor
6.00 Sponsor and Vendor Showcase with mingle

Thursday October 11 – Gavle Gasworks

8 am Registration and Coffee
8.45 Official opening – Christer Lindström & Ron Swenson, INIST
9.00 Welcome to Gävle – City Manager Göran Arnell

9.15 Opening Session – Margaretha Wedin, Deputy Mayor City of Gävle
“How can Pods contribute to sutainability?”
Keynote – Debbie Cook (video), former Mayor City of Huntington Beach
Keynote – Alexander Kyllman, Modutram, Mexico
Keynote – Mattias Goldmann, CEO Fores
Keynote – The ITRL perspective, Anna Pernestål, ITRL

10.30 Break, Coffee, exhibitor display

11.00 PANEL – Urban Planning – Moderated by Klara Wirdby, Strategist, City of Gävle
“Urban Planning for Shared Automated Mobility”
Jakob Nobuoka, Gävle University
Magnus Hunhammar, Secretary, Kompass
Peter Kautsky, former City Planner Gävle
Master Student, Souther Illinois University

12.10 Lunch provided
12.30 Lunch Keynote – Per Bill, County Governor

1.15 Open Space – Moderated by Ron Swenson, INIST
This is an open forum with several speakers from the panels where
you particpate by suggested ideas in different groups.

3.15 Short break, exhibitor display

3.45 PANEL – Lessons Learned & Innovations – Moderator Anna Pernestål
“What are the lessons learned”
Peter Hafmar, Nobina
Dennis Mica, 2Getthere
TBA Scania
Yusak Susilo, KTH

7.00 Conference Dinner

Friday October 12 – Gavle Gasworks

9.00 PANEL – User and developer perspective – Christer Lindström Moderator
Alexander Kyllman, Modutram Mexico
Azra Habibovic, RISE
Matthew Lesh, Mobilitye3

10.15 Short break, exhibitor display

10.45 PANEL – What’s coming next? – Moderated by Anna Pernestål , ITRL
Corey Clothier, Mobilitye3
Anna Anund, VTI
Alexander Kyllman, Modutram Mexico
Dennis Mica, 2Getthere, Netherlands

12.00 Lunch on town, transportation provided

13.20 Awards – UIDC and Martin Lowson

13.40 PANEL – Related technologies – Anna Pernestål Moderator
TBA, Ericsson Sweden
Jonas Mårtensson Kontrolltornsprojektet KTH
Johan Holmqvist, Carmenta

15.00 PANEL -Let’s do it! – Moderated by Matthew Lesh, Mobilitye3
Fredrik Jaresved, Arlanda/Swedavia
TBA, City Planner Järfälla
Ron Swenson, INIST USA
Hamid Zarhampour, Trafikverket
Stefan Bergström, Deputy mayor Sundbyberg

16.30 End of Conference

Also this year – Urban International Design Contest!

This year we invite again cities and collaborating teams from universities from all countries to present their best ideas for a sustainable city using new modes of transportation. How to participate and learn from last year winners from Sundbyberg, Jacksonville and Gavle – please go here: