In Robinson’s definition, mobility encompasses the transportation of not only people and goods, but also livestock, food, and even data and information. It also increasingly includes an emphasis on social and environmental considerations. She discussed her organization’s focus on creating a talent pipeline for mobility careers, which require expertise in areas including software development, cybersecurity and data science. The skills gap is already causing a hiring bottleneck and threatens to limit the growth of mobility businesses in Michigan and beyond.
Robinson also weighed in on autonomous vehicles and when we’ll see them on the roads.