HDR’s Ippoliti Answers Five Questions about Transportation Electrification in the Latest ‘Experts Talk’

What will change as electricity overtakes internal combustion as a vehicle power source? Everything, says expert Michael Ippoliti.

Michael Ippoliti

HDR’s latest Experts Talk Interview introduces Ippoliti, autonomous & connected vehicle project manager and the fifth HDR automated, connected, electric and shared vehicles expert to be interviewed for the ongoing series.

Ippoliti addresses the electrification of transportation, making a strong case for how electric vehicles will fundamentally alter the way our transportation systems operate, and also citing the impact of intersecting EV and automated, connected and shared technologies. Ippoliti’s background includes serving as head of market research for Volvo Cars in North America, and contributing to the creation of Volvo’s Safety Concept Car and Volvo’s award-winning XC60 small SUV. He recently played a role in the United States Army’s successful truck platooning demonstration of military and civilian trucks across the Blue Water Bridge linking the U.S. and Canada. Previously he managed a program funded by the California Energy Commission to build and test prototype zero-emission trucks for CALSTART, a clean-transportation industry organization.

“The number of agencies, businesses and markets that could be impacted by the electrification of transportation is huge,” says Ippoliti. “Everything from urban and regional planning to daily routines to geopolitics will likely change.”

At HDR, Ippoliti researches how new technological applications will change the way transportation systems operate and helps clients plan for, and adapt to, a future that incorporates electric, autonomous, shared and connected vehicles. He also works with our power and energy group to develop EV charging infrastructure programs.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn, and learn more about our ITS, AV/CV and other emerging technologies practice on HDR’s website.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

Previous Experts Talk interviews on emerging transportation technology include:

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