July 17   Moses   14:00 - 15:00   |   Mobility, Innovation

Caution: Unmanned Vehicles! The Economy, Regulations, and Approaches of Transitioning to Autonomous Megacity

Automated vehicles are no longer a distant prospect. More and more cities launch automated rail transportation, and many cars already have an optional autopilot mode; unmanned transport is becoming common in logistics. Experts estimate that by 2035 automated vehicles will account for 10 percent of the auto industry’s gross output, and by 2050 AVs are likely to supersede their gas-engine antecedents. Full transition to automated transportation will entail important changes for cities, such as building new IT infrastructure, transformation of the car ownership and usage models and changes in urban lifestyles. All this requires thorough preparation. 

  • What effect will autonomous transportation have on urban infrastructure, structure of settlement and urban services? 
  • What kind of infrastructure and regulations are needed for AVs? 
  • Could AVs trigger de-urbanisation?


Maksim Liksutov
Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development


Irek Gumerov
Deputy General Director - Development Director, member of the Management Board of PJSC "KAMAZ"
Nikolaus Lang
Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG
Bob Lutz
Former Vice Chairman, General Motors Company
Vadim Sorokin
President, "GAZ Group"
Tigran Khudaverdyan
CEO, "Yandex.Taxi"
Olga Uskova
President, Cognitive Technologies Group

First Row Experts

Stefan Knupfer
Senior Partner, McKinsey&Company