TOMORROW IS SHAPED TODAY
SYSTRA’s teams are committed to a proactive innovation policy aimed at supporting mobility solutions adapted to tomorrow’s world. The vision of our experts is based on our approach in the field, proximity to our clients and our monitoring of socioeconomic issues and new technologies.
Each day, we develop new services to accompany our clients in their digital, ecological and energy transition.
INNOVATION: THE FRUIT OF BOLD LEADERSHIP AND COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE
EMPLOYEES AT THE HEART OF OUR INNOVATION STRATEGY THROUGH THE SPARK CHALLENGE
The Group values the ideas and encourages the initiatives of its employees throughout the world. We are convinced that the company’s potential for innovation comes from them. In 2020, SYSTRA launched the SPARK Challenge, an international intrapreneurship programme in which 600 employees have already taken part and which has incubated around fifteen teams to think up sustainable solutions that create value for our clients. All SYSTRA employees can submit their ideas, concepts or innovative projects to invent the mobility of tomorrow.
PROMOTING FRUGAL INNOVATION
Innovation also means knowing how to question traditional design methods, aiming to reduce and optimize the use of resources over the entire lifecycle, at all scales.
Virtuous and innovative value loops are thus sought to:
- Consider by using;
- Always preserve resources in quantity and quality (materials, energy);
- Anticipate market opportunities and logistics;
- Integrate the soil (land/property) in our considerations, avoid artificialisation;
- Think in terms of versatility, the evolutionary nature of the structures created.
OUR OBJECTIVES: TO ENSURE INNOVATION AT THE SERVICE OF PROGRESS
The latest technological developments have revolutionized the world of mobility, with the emergence of new modes of transport, new uses and new players. At SYSTRA, we are analysing the interest and feasibility of deploying these new technologies on both historical and new disruptive modes of transport. 4 questions guide our thinking and analysis.
#1 Are mobility systems becoming safer?
With the technological research institute SystemX and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore, we are participating in the development of a test system based on simulation, evaluation and validation of the performance and functional safety of the autonomous vehicle around the ASV research project.
As part of its project management assistance assignment, SYSTRA was involved in the Lusail tramway as cybersecurity consultant.
#2 How does innovation respond to environmental challenges?
On the High Speed 2 project in the UK, a high speed network, our aim is to reduce the carbon footprint by 50% compared with its preliminary design.
In Montreal, we are carrying out a project to electrify a bus transport centre with the objective of sizing the right infrastructure according to the right transport need.
We define the need and analyze the socioeconomic aspects of disruptive transportation systems such as Hyperloop, to establish the best economic equation and validate the business model. Once this step has been validated, we look at the technical feasibility of the solution.
#3 How does innovation improve network performance?
We have been working since 2017 with SNCF, ALSTOM and SYSTEM X on a prototype autonomous train as part of the TAS (autonomous transport safety programme).
For Greater Lyon, we are designing a data hypervisor to facilitate decision making through better understanding and operation.
We design new Digital Asset Management services to optimize preventive and predictive maintenance solutions.
We also design Digital Twins for example to simulate CO2 emissions in metro infrastructures.
#4 How does innovation serve social and territorial cohesion?
With the Navigogo project, the first web-app experiment in the United Kingdom, we are optimizing routes among several mobility solutions and encouraging virtuous mobility.
In the metropolis of Abidjan, SYSTRA has carried out a mapping of the city’s buses and informal transport with the start-up Jungle Bus.
We are studying the feasibility of developing drone taxis (Urban Air Mobility) for various cities such as Los Angeles, Jakarta, and São Paulo.