• Robin Chase

    Co-Founder of Zipcar & Founder of Buzzcar

    Robin Chase is founder and former CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a car sharing marketplace. Buzzcar.com empowers individuals to take control of their mobility, without looking to governments or big businesses for solutions. Robin is also co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board. She also served on the Intelligent Transportations Systems Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.

    Robin is the author of the book Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Robin lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including Time 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.


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  • Completed: December 13, 2016 PST

    Organizing Our Cities Around Autonomous Vehicles

    Series: Interviewing

    If Donald Trump’s election can be interpreted as a backlash against progress and the future, Robin Chase is here to say the future is coming much more quickly than many of us think, particularly where autonomous vehicles (AVs) are concerned. Chase, who co-founded Zipcar, believes that AVs will go on the market as early as 2020.

    Participants: Robin Chase, Peter Leyden