January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

The Future of Motorcycling

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Narelle Haworth, Queensland University of Technology, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Motorcycles and Mopeds; Standing Committee on Operator Education and Regulation; and Subcommittee on Emerging Vehicles for Low Speed Transportation

This workshop explores the future of powered two- and three-wheeler transportation. With growing traffic congestion, environmental concerns, and parking shortages, travel by motorcycles and mopeds is increasing across the world. Issues for discussion include electric motorcycles and scooters, whether the distinction between electric scooters and electric bicycles will disappear, how motorcycles will fit into connected and autonomous systems, and the future of rider training and licensing.

Looking to the Future
Narelle Haworth, Queensland University of Technology
Blurred Lines: The Future of Electric Two-Wheelers Fast and Slow Across the World
Jonathan Weinert, Robert Bosch LLC
MSF and Industry Vision of the Future
Tim Buche, Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF); Andria Yu, Motorcycle Industry Council
Future Directions in Protective Gear
Liz de Rome, Deakin University
Future Research Needs
Arthur Goodwin, UNC Highway Safety Research Center