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Autonomous Shuttles

Autonomous shuttles: self-driving, available now

The consensus is out: Self-driving cars are going to change the world in incredible ways.
Everyone is sure it is going to happen, but few can say 'when'. First, what is an autonomous vehicle?
What are the hurdles faced by the autonomous future?
And what about autonomous shuttles?

Discover more in this video

Tue 15/09/20
The 15 minute city

The 15 minute – city

Today, 58% of the world’s population live in urban areas, a proportion that is forecast to increase to 70 % by 2050. This situation generates a lot of challenges such as air quality concerns, congestion, hours lost in traffic (around 163 hours per driver in Paris in 2019), time that could be  spent doing other activities…. All these concerns are increasingly emphasized after the lockdown period. 
More sustainability, a greener environment in the cities are the strong targets that all urban ecosystem strive for. Public and private actors work together in this direction. In our recent video, we have explained that Mobility as a Service could be one of the solutions.
However, would it be a question of thinking the city not in term of city planning but in term of urban life planning?  That is what the concept of the “15 minute- city” is developing. 

What does it mean?

Mon 07/09/20
Mobility as a service: Why, How, Where?

Mobility as a Service: Why, How, Where?

Mobility-as-a-Service, known as “MaaS”, is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single on-demand service through the use of a single application with a single payment channel. The goal of MaaS is to connect multiple mobility modes into a seamless accessible system, driven by demand and data.

Mobility as a service: Why, How, Where?

Mon 24/08/20
Last mile logistics

The last mile logistics

“The last mile” is a term usually used to describe the final link in the supply chain – when an order makes its way from the distribution centre or a retail location to the end consumer.
Worldwide, city governments are battling against air quality concerns and traffic congestion by creating low emission zones, and implementing vehicle entry and parking restrictions.
Recent global trends, like low transport emissions and the e-commerce boom, have brought last mile logistics to the brink of disruption.

So what is this disruptive change that the last mile is facing?

Fri 10/07/20
LCVs shift to electric powertrain

LCVs shift to electric powertrain

During the last few years, the number of LCVs has increased with the growth of last mile delivery as ever more shopping is carried out online. This trend has been reinforced during the Covid-19 crisis because of the explosion of online shopping due to the lockdown situation, without mentioning the delivery of services in city centers which require LCV usage.

With this significant increase, the challenges around last mile urban operations are becoming crucial for many companies. Congestion, air quality concerns, LEZ implementation and cost of the last mile are perhaps some of the main issues. However, all of these challenges represent real opportunities for OEMs.

What is the current situation? How are these challenges being managed?

Tue 07/07/20
Barometer 2020

The Arval Mobility Observatory Fleet Barometer 2020

Growing interest for electric vehicles and alternative motility solutions: Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020.

Tue 30/06/20
Arval Mobility Observatory Global Fleet Barometer 2020

Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020

Growing interest for electric vehicles and alternative motility solutions: Arval Mobility Observatory reveals its global Fleet Barometer 2020

The Arval Mobility Observatory is Arval’s research and intelligence platform and has become an industry reference in objectively recording and forecasting mobility trends. Today it reveals the insights of its latest study, the 16th Edition of its annual barometer, run between January and mid-March 2020.

This year 5,600 fleet managers were interviewed across 20 countries.

Tue 30/06/20
Government measures

How do European governments intend to support the demand of passenger cars?

In light of the various COVID-19 imposed lockdowns across Europe, all of the manufacturing plants and most of the dealer sites were closed.
Some OEM’s developed or enhanced their respective online purchase processes (such as PSA or Volvo).
Despite these initiatives there was still a significant reduction in new passenger cars registrations.

In the 5 major markets in Western Europe, the automotive industry is a strategic, industrial sector of their respective economies. That is why their governments have decided to support large stimulus plan in order to boost production and sales of vehicles with a strong focus on electric vehicles.

How do they intend to support the demand?

Mon 22/06/20