EcoMobility

A driving force in meetings and accessibility 

Transport and mobility are key elements for the sustainable development of territories. Travelling and accessibility issues represent environmental as well as social and economic challenges as they simultaneously impact households, company development, public expenses and the very functioning of the city as a promoter of meetings and exchanges.
The main challenges of the EcoMobility Strategic Committee are:

• The development of more sustainable means of transport and mobility behaviour. The rising price of oil, as well as environmental and geostrategic imperatives, encourage us to reduce our dependence on oil. Regulations generated by the Grenelle Environment Forum promote the use of alternative means of transport.

• The review of transport plans in order to take into account societal changes. On the one hand, increasing urbanisation, urban sprawl and city centre congestion reinforce the need for an adapted urban mobility offer. On the other hand, the desynchronization of social times accelerates individual mobility as well the reinforced concern of society for certain specific targets (e.g. persons with reduced mobility).
• The optimisation the transportation of goods to the cities. Globalisation and the intensified flow of goods (e.g. a 5fold increase in container flows in 10 years) call for the rationalisation of freight transportation, in particular towards urban centres (last-mile logistics). In this context, the spread of NICTSs offers new management and piloting solutions for the transportation of persons and goods, in particular thanks to more efficient flow monitoring and management, and to real time user information systems.

The need for an energy transition, the demand for improved city life, the economic context and the technological developments thus all open significant new mobility-related market spaces. While providing innovations to improve existing systems and infrastructures, Advancity adopts an exploratory approach towards all means of transportation and new services offered to citizens and professionals to facilitate, and increase the sustainability of their movements and supply system.

 

The EcoMobility Strategic Committee – key figures

• R&D projects financed : 28
• Partners: 63 contacts, among which:
o 25 SMEs
o 12 Major Groups
o 15 High Education Insitutions
o 8 Local Authorities
o 3 Associations
• Total Investment: 83,5 M€, including 34 M€ of subsidies

 

Philippe Chusseau (UP – Ultra Phylum)
President of the EcoMobility Strategic Committee
philippe.chusseau@advancity.eu

Pauline Dalicier
Chargée du CoS EcoMobilité
pauline.dalicier@advancity.eu

Key interlocutors: Altran, CERTU, IFSTTAR, Nomadic Solutions, RATP, Siemens, Transamo,  Transdev, Transway.