Detroit Mobility Lab Partners With Boston Consulting Group To Create Michigan Mobility Institute
Detroit Mobility Lab recently named Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as their advisory partner to assist the firm in creating a modern training hub called the Michigan Mobility Institute. The group seeks to create an institute to train professionals in the mobility sector. This sector has been on the rise in Detroit and has enormous potential to develop innovations that improve the quality of life for its citizens.
BCG will play a key role in educating employees in various jobs about concepts such as cybersecurity, robotics, artificial intelligence and other mobility-related fields. In this, it is important to point out that BCG has a rich portfolio in regards to electric, urban and autonomous mobility, futuristic digital capabilities and vast experience in economic development projects. The Co-founder of the Detroit Mobility Lab, Chris Thomas, stated that the collaborative efforts with BCG will prove beneficial as BCG is well positioned to play a major role in the strategic approach of the mobility institute.
Earlier this year, BCG involved a group of 10 entities (both public and private) in the launching of 6 mobility programs. The pilot programs focused on downtown accessibility, electric vehicle use, traffic safety and neighborhood mobility. These consisted of a low-cost car-sharing program for specific Detroit neighborhoods, an app-based demand-driven shuttle service, an electric vehicle hub with fast-charging stations and a mobile parking app that integrates dynamic pricing with an incentives program.
The partnership between the two firms is geared towards investing in the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan to become a leader in the mobility sector.