Mobility4EU is a Coordination and Support Action of the European Commission started in January 2016 and lasting for 3 years, until 31 December 2018. The project aims at delivering a vision for the European transport system in 2030 and an action plan including a roadmap to implement that vision. A deliverable was issued in 2016 to establish a comprehensive view of societal trends that have an impact on mobility and logistics in the future, in Europe at the horizon 2030.
After the first successes of the « La Chapelle » railyard site in the 18th district of Paris and the « Grand Train » in 2016, SNCF welcomes « Ground Control » on the former Charolais railway mail sorting center, in the context of the urban transition program by SNCF Immobilier. This project aims to regive a temporary life to the unused railway grounds as it waits for an urban conversion in response to the new uses and needs of the city.
In July 2018, WWF France published a study entitled “The Urban Climate Challenge: Getting French cities on board with the Paris Agreement targets”.
The study, a collaborative project with EcoAct, highlights the responsibility of French cities in terms of climate change, their commitment to this front, and proposes local targets, inspired by the Paris Agreement, for France’s ten largest cities.
SUEZ has pioneered the Command and Control Center, an innovative urban supervision tool that facilitates an enhanced management of the public space by consolidating and analyzing the data generated by a city’s operations: traffic regulation, video-surveillance, street lighting, emergency services, and more. This trailblazing solution is being piloted in the Dijon metropolitan area, and will transform this city with a population of 260,000 into the first smart and connected city of its kind in France.
SUEZ group, in partnership with the Saint-Etienne municipality, was awarded the “Sustainable and United City” Call for Expression of Interest by the National Agency for Urban Renovation (ANRU) within the framework of the Future Investments Program (PIA). SUEZ is developing a next-generation interoperable, open and scalable digital platform that will facilitate citizens’ access to public data while providing the city with quality information.
ENGIE has evolved in order to better meet local expectations and be as close as possible to local issues and authorities. ENGIE helps territories to become:
By collaborating with them to develop tailor-made solutions to address their concerns:
Help local governments make better use of their local energy resources and provide more efficient and efficient services
Provide greener, more competitive energy
Boost the local economy
ELECTRIFIC seeks to develop new technologies to ensure that recharge cycles adapt to network capacity while increasing the use of renewable energies.
The project aims to provide suggestions for drivers on how to recharge their vehicles for an even greater impact on the electricity grid.
This requires collecting network data (power quality), charging station data (energy availability, share of renewable energy), charging plans, battery status and, finally, driver needs.
10 principles for reinventing a neighbourhood – Lyon Confluence, the first WWF sustainable neighbourhood
WWF France uses on 10 sustainabilty principles from the international “One Planet Living” approach to support the implementation of more sustainable urban projects.
Europolia signed a R&D partnership with Efficacity to develop the energy strategy of the future Matabiau station in Toulouse, as part of the Toulouse EuroSudOuest project. Leading project of the region of Occitanie, Toulouse EuroSudOuest is a vast urban and transport development program that aims to transform Toulouse Matabiau train station into a multipurpose / multimodal centre and into a genuine living space directly connected to the city.
The revival of the TramFret concept was driven in part by the replacement of a significant amount of tramway inventory in 2017, in Paris, Nantes and Saint-Etienne, creating the prospect of an industrial element to the transformation of this tramway rolling stock to transport goods around the city by tram.
As part of an R&D partnership, Efficacity handled the scientific aspects of establishing the operational demonstrator in Saint-Etienne, under the terms of a tripartite consortium agreement with SEM and STAS.