On October 21, US Eastern time, the new crown epidemic changed the field of transportation to a great extent. The company’s employees gradually adapted to remote work and learning. This new normal made people less dependent on commuting and transportation. Executives from industries such as general motors, LYFT, UPS transportation, New York taxi and limousine Council gathered to participate in a forum sponsored by business insider to discuss the impact of the new crown on transportation. < / P > < p > this activity focuses on the impact of the new crown on the transportation industry, how to use data to observe, and develop new technologies and innovations that will affect the future. Participants said that this unprecedented era has brought challenges, but also opportunities to change direction, adhere to innovation and re imagine the future of transportation. According to Gary hallgren, chairman of arity, a data analysis firm, the company collects data from 23 million mobile phones and cars and uses it to serve the insurance and automotive industries. With the outbreak of the epidemic, he observed that things were changing so fast that from the end of March, driving data in the United States dropped by 70% in just one weekend. Although the changes vary slightly from state to state, the general trend is a sharp decrease in the morning peak. The morning peak is now down about 20% in the United States. As a result of the substantial closure of various localities, the evening peak once decreased by 80% and is now slightly recovered. The epidemic has also greatly changed people’s driving habits. First of all, the number of people driving fast has increased. People’s driving speed has actually increased by 15%, especially during the morning rush hour. Because the number of people who drive to work in the morning is greatly reduced, the driving speed is generally faster, and the possibility of traffic accidents is also increased. Different regions are not exactly the same. In Florida, traffic has basically returned to normal, but in California, morning commutes are down 30%. According to Caroline samponaro, LYFT’s head of transportation and micro mobility policy, the better thing about the new crown is that people in the United States and other countries are forced to change a new lifestyle. In New York City, the city bike system broke both daily and monthly records. With the opening of New York’s streets to pedestrians and businesses, the number of cyclists and walkers has increased, and outdoor dining has opened up. This has gradually become a new way of life that people embrace. Bicycles, in particular, are a fantastic way to connect people with the city, close to people, but not too close. So this is a more unexpected change. These creative changes are gradually evolving into permanent habits and solving environmental problems. According to Dane Parker, GM’s chief sustainability officer, as electric vehicles gradually enter the mainstream market, it is imperative to provide consumers with electric vehicles of different models and prices. Many of the previous electric cars didn’t give consumers enough courage to be the only vehicle to use, which will soon change. Data show that 80% of EV owners charge at home and 10% at work. With the solution of electric vehicle charging piles, these “charging deserts” will not appear in cities. Even for people who live in multi-storey apartments, the charging of electric vehicles will not be a problem. In his opinion, there are two major trends in the future development of electric vehicles: one is environmental protection, that is, low emissions. This leads to the storage and management of new energy. The current technology is out of date and needs to be updated in time. The second problem is the convenience of charging. If people are used to charging at home, the advantage is that it can be done during rush hours, which can better balance the time difference between morning and evening rush hours. With the emergence and development of new technologies, the popularity of charging will make people feel more and more convenient when using electric vehicles. < / P > < p > on the same day, GM also said it would expand production of electric vehicles, including a $2 billion investment to transform its spring hill, Tennessee plant into an electric vehicle production base, starting with the production of the new Cadillac lyriq and the existing internal combustion engine Cadillac. It will invest $32 million in a plant in Flint, Michigan, to produce the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks. Global Tech