#2 • SPRING 2018

EDITO #2

The world is undergoing great change. Shared mobility is changing too and will play an increasingly decisive role in our lives.Until now, the objective of those involved in mobility could be simply defined as creating solutions to resolve an issue to deal with the number of passengers being carried. Today the time has come to […]

Mobilité urbaine : pourquoi les villes doivent prendre l’initiative face au digital

Digital urban mobility: what role for the transport authorities?

Digitalisation affects all human and industrial activities world wide. Digitalisation consists of three closely linked dimensions, namely data generation and storage (from more and more sources and in bigger and bigger quantities), data exchange (bigger volumes, increasingly in real time) and data analysis (bigger amounts of data, thanks to more and more sophisticated algorithms).

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Rennes, l’innovation sur toutes les lignes

Rennes, innovation across all lines

Rennes tops the league of the best French cities to live and work in. For sure, being close to the sea, the air quality and the cultural choices on offer, are some of the reasons. But the economic strength and the share of population that use public transport are also part of the ranking criteria. Having said that, if you think about it, isn’t there a link between these two points ?

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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.

Changing the paradigm of mobility

The drawing-up of our new urban travel plan, which will come into play in 2019, was the occasion to create new mobility solutions. On top of our usual relexion on transport modes, we wanted to add a service angle, integrating infrastructure and stimulating mobility in the region.

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Millennials et mobilité : je bouge donc je suis ?

Why are US Millennials switching modes?

The Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2003, have a different approach to mobility than previous generations. They make greater use of public transit as part of a multi‑modal lifestyle. A survey by the American Public Transportation Association sought to understand their mindset.

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Les robots à la rescousse !

Robots to the rescue!

Recent progress in artificial intelligence (AI) has paved the way for robotics to begin reshaping the transport sector. Today, robots are able to carry out an increasing number of routine and menial tasks. Here are five areas where robots are set to make a real difference.

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Sur le vif

Captured live

Public transport routes are like water channels criss‑crossing cities, irrigating their different districts. Each line tells, in its own way, the chapter of a bigger story. Inspirational stuff for artists and photographers in particular, always on the look out to get a unique shot. Situations, faces and moods brought together by urban transport. Realist, dream‑like, funny and sometimes moving… discover in the following pages the many facets of New York, London and Singapore. Three cities revealed by their transport systems.

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How can we make transport accessible to everyone?

Visible or invisible disabilities, impairments, health problems, illiteracy… we are not all equal when it comes to mobility. Here, we take a look at some initiatives which make mobility more inclusive, in response to four major human vulnerabilities researched in the context of the Keoscopie Observatory of habits and lifestyles.

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“Mobility, you have to learn it!”

Florence Gilbert, Managing Director of Wimoov and Chairwoman of the Inclusive Mobility Laboratory.

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La gratuité des transports est le choix du court terme

Free transport is often the short‑cut or short-term option

Germany recently made the headlines when it announced its intention to introduce free public transport in five major cities. Yves Crozet reacts with firm conviction to the project which he believes is often linked to electoral promises. In his opinion, if free transport remains an isolated measure without restrictive policies on the use of private cars, it has no impact.

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La puissance de l'électromobilité

The power of electromobility

Electric buses hold the potential to spark a modal shift away from personal automobiles in cities and towns across the globe, lending them great promise in reshaping mass transit in our increasingly urbanised world.

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Clean air pioneer

A leader in sustainable mobility, California’s Foothill Transit has set a goal to convert its entire 360‑bus fleet to electric by 2030. We discuss with Deputy Executive Director, Kevin Parks McDonald about Foothill’s operations and ambition.

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Quelles alternatives au diesel ?

What alternatives to conventional fuels?

After many years of popularity, diesel is today at the heart of the debate on environmental challenges and public health. Responsible for CO2 emissions, the fuel is a major contributor to global warming. It pollutes on a local level, releasing nitrogen oxide and fine particules, both of which are harmful.

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Idées folles, idées fortes

Crazy ideas, genius ideas

An engineer, born in Quebec in 1974, Charles Bombardier is the grandson of the inventor of the snowmobile. His love of innovation and motorised engines were the driving force behind the creation of Imaginactive in 2013, a platform that promotes innovation and industrial creation.

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Un retour aux origines de la création

A blissful return to the simplicity of creation

As Melbourne Festival is putting final touches to its 2018 program – to be announced late July –, we sat with its Artistic Director, Jonathan Holloway, to find out more about the Melbourne Art Trams project.

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