Autonomous Transport: Towards the Mobility of Tomorrow
We are convinced that shared autonomous transport will profoundly change the way we travel and more broadly live. We want to continue to develop inclusive, efficient and sustainable mobility by gradually integrating shared autonomous vehicles into transport networks. Many benefits are expected, including:
- Flexible, personalized and accessible services
- Extended services (in time and/or in space)
- Reduced noise and atmospheric pollution (100% electric vehicles)
- Improved safety and comfort
- Better integrated and connected services for a superior customer experience.
In 2005, we signed the first international contract to set up a fleet of autonomous shuttles in the district of Rivium in Rotterdam. Thanks to our presence in 17 countries, across five geographical zones, we set up a specific development plan with a dedicated team for each project.
It’s by combining our global mobility vision and local presence that we can develop unique, relevant offerings tailored to the needs and realities of your territories.
Use Case Study: Groundbreaking Operation
Offering night or off-peak services
How can we enable people to travel at night, when traditional transport networks are not operating, or in off-peak periods, when transport services are reduced? Autonomous vehicles represent a transport option that complements traditional networks, providing solutions when buses, metro systems and trams are not running
Providing access to a private site or site with restricted access
What do business parks, ports, airports, hospitals, industrial sites and nuclear power stations all have in common? They are all private sites or sites with restricted access. Consequently, how can we make it easier for workers and visitors to travel to and within these areas, where access is limited and often prohibited for personal vehicles?
Facilitating access to a city centre or tourist attraction
Accessing a city centre, tourist attraction, leisure complex or shopping centre represents a specific problem due to pedestrian areas, the management of arrival flows (by public transport or by car) and the challenge of facilitating access to such sites.
Providing transport to the nearest station or stop
How can we enable the residents of an area to easily get to their closest metro station or tram stop?
How can we make it easier for travellers to reach their final destination? How can we offer families, students and pensioners customised transport to enable them to enjoy themselves, learn and get medical treatment?
The Benefits of Autonomous Transport for All
Our goal is to put autonomous technology at the service of shared transport, everywhere and for all.
As a transport operator, we are responsible for the safety of our passengers, the quality of service and want to provide the best customer experience. This will continue to be our priority in the future, because serving our customers and the common good is entirely part of our purpose.
The autonomous transport system
Autonomous transport systems can consist of these different parts, according to the picture below.
Transdev Autonomous Transport Systems is an autonomous transport systems integrator, including Autonomous Vehicle Supervision, autonomous vehicles and connected infrastructure. Transdev Autonomous Transport Systems provides technologies and services to local operators and cities for the daily operation of large-scale autonomous mobility services. To do this, we combine the best of human intelligence and artificial intelligence. Therefore, we offer turnkey shared autonomous transport solutions: assistance in choosing the most suitable services / routes, in the deployment and operation of services, including management of authorizations and monitoring of passenger satisfaction. We work closely with our clients every step of the way.
All these steps are done in full collaboration with the customer.