#1 • WINTER 2017

EDITO #1

In today’s fast changing world, people expect transport to be more personalised, digitised and kinder to the environment. Mobility must rise to these and other challenges, while continuing to provide high-quality services every day. This is what we strive to do. We see these challenges as a tremendous opportunity to develop bold, innovative approaches that […]

Un monde nouveau

A world of change

If we know one thing about the future of mobility it is that we can expect to see enormous changes in the coming decade. Roads that generate solar power, flying taxis, 1,000 km/h travel over land and robot railway staff are among the innovations on the horizon.

Pulse #1 5 min
L’engagement citoyen, prérequis à la ville intelligente ?

Citizen engagement: a key enabler of smart cities?

What’s the role of citizens in the development of smart cities? It’s a crucial question, so we asked two experts to shed some light. Francis Pisani is a journalist, lecturer and conference speaker specialising in urban innovation. Éric Chareyron is CEO of Keoscopie Observatory of Mobility Trends.

Pulse #1 11 min

LAUNCHED BY KEOLIS, PULSE IS AIMED AT ALL DECISIONMAKERS, INFLUENCERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN SHARED MOBILITY. ITS PURPOSE IS TO INFORM THE CONVERSATION AND FOSTER DIALOGUE AROUND THE ISSUES AND TRENDS SHAPING OUR SECTOR. THE MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE IN PRINT FORMAT, AS AN E-MAGAZINE ON PULSE-MAG.COM AND VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

LE TÉLÉPHÉRIQUE URBAIN TRANSPORT DE HAUTE VOLÉE

Take off – a bigger role for cable cars in urban transport?

When you think about the different ways that people get around cities, cable cars are not the first thing that come to mind. We associate them with skiing holidays and mountain resorts, but a growing number of cities around the world are also harnessing their potential.

Pulse #1 7 min

End of the line for paper tickets
Four ways to innovate

For travellers, having to queue at a ticket office or machine is inconvenient and annoying. However, it could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the latest advances in smart ticketing technology. Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons of four solutions offering viable alternatives.

Pulse #1 3 min

Senior mobility solutions come of age

With population ageing, the mobility of older citizens is an increasing challenge for society as a whole. We take a look at the issues and some of the long-term solutions available for improving senior mobility.

Pulse #1 7 min

Paving the way for autonomous mobility

While self-driving cars may be getting all the attention, driverless shuttles are on the cusp of reshaping urban transport. Indeed, they are one of the first modes of autonomous mobility to become operational, with tests having started in several cities in 2016 and the first fleets expected to be deployed by 2021.

Pulse #1 6 min
Un tube au box-office

Underground movies

The Tube, London’s iconic underground railway network, has been the backdrop to many box office blockbusters. From The Bourne Ultimatum, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and V for Vendetta, to popular television programmes.

Pulse #1 6 min

Riding into the future

Lars Backström is a man with a mission. He has no shortage of words when telling Pulse about the ambitious goals he has set for Västtrafik, the public transport authority he heads in southwestern Sweden’s Västra Götaland county.

Pulse #1 7 min
Une aire nouvelle pour les parkings

New spots opening up for parking

It wasn’t so long ago that underground garages were seen as dark, dirty and dangerous places, a sinister setting favoured by Hollywood filmmakers. Gloomy and dimly lit, they were a place in which to park your car and leave quickly. The image of parking facilities has improved markedly over the past decades, with safer, better illuminated lots and garages that are more welcoming for consumers. In recent years, the pace of changed has accelerated, with the industry undergoing a veritable reinvention in response to an array of global forces.

Pulse #1 5 min
La grande épopée de la petite reine

A brief history of our two-wheeled companions

Bicycles have been around for some 200 years. Since their invention, they have certainly evolved! So let’s back-pedal and take a look at the key stages in the history of bikes.

Pulse #1 3 min