Driving Innovation

Technology, Policy, and the Car of the Future

Photo: New America


February 2, 2015

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


New America

1899 L Street NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $2 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could have scarcely imagined. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes.

But the path to that future is fraught. Today, the top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the United States and Japan, and a newcomer, China. The outcome of this global competition will shape how we move, how we work, and how we live on earth.

Join New America for a conversation with Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, and Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest and The Prize, about the century-long battle between automakers and the contest to build the car of the future.

Follow the discussion online using #DrivingInnovation and following @NewAmerica.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.


Levi Tillemann
Author, The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future
Jeff and Cal Leonard Fellow, New America

Daniel Yergin
Author, The Quest and The Prize
Board member, New America
Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates