NEW NEEDS, NEW SOLUTIONS
Private car use is slowing down in many cities around the globe. And yet familiar high-capacity public transport (metros, trams and buses) doesn’t necessarily meet everyone’s needs. That’s why we’re introducing new solutions, not just in urban areas but also in less populated areas underserved by public transport, to offer more intermodal options that allow people to get from A to B as seamlessly as possible, without using their car and with a minimum number of changes. New solutions rolled out in 2019 included real-time on-demand transport, as well as pre-scheduled and instant carpooling services on several networks. At the same time, we’re also keeping pace with the growing cycling boom, especially among city dwellers. The second largest bike-share operator in France, we have more than 20,000 bicycles in France and the Netherlands and offer a diversified range of models (classic, electric, cargo) and services (self-service, mid-long-term hire, docking solutions). In addition, we are introducing new autonomous electric shuttle services to meet first-and-last mile needs in both urban and less populated areas.
FIRST AUTONOMOUS SHUTTLE ON CANADA’S PUBLIC ROADS
We ran an autonomous shuttle service along the streets of Candiac, in the suburbs of Montreal, for over a year. The shuttle operated on a 2 km circuit and crossed a large intersection thanks to smart traffic lights connected to the vehicle. This was Canada’s first electric autonomous shuttle to operate on open, public roads in mixed traffic.
ORLÉANS ADOPTS REAL-TIME ON-DEMAND TRANSPORT
Following the successful trial of our real‑time ondemand transport service in Orléans, France, we launched the full service and extended it significantly to cover suburban and rural communities that were previously underserved by public transport. With this flexible new service, passengers can book a ride, even at the last minute, and change or cancel it up to ten minutes before departure.
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