Exploring the potential of new technologies to transform mobility

Mobility stakeholders and investors are very interested in disruptive modes of transport as they promise to revolutionise the mobility mix as we know it.

The design and roll-out of these solutions raises numerous uncertainties of a technical, economic and organisational nature. Beyond the dreams and the hype, how can the relevance and feasibility of these systems for your area be determined?

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At SYSTRA we have solid expertise in complex transport systems and technologies, both traditional and innovative. We have taken part in the construction of half the world’s automatic metro lines, as well as the world rail speed record (France, 2007).


SYSTRA offers a 3-step support solution to help innovation stakeholders to make their project a reality, investors to direct their investments and decision-makers to roll out disruptive mobility services in their area:

  • Understanding the ecosystem and solutions: we provide support to our clients as part of the process to define their requirements using evaluations and mapping of stakeholders and solutions, design studies for various contexts, feasibility studies (analysis of technical constraints, financial viability, etc.), comprehensive technical audits of innovative solutions, etc.;
  • Designing systems and preparing for roll-out: we get involved at the preliminary study phase to design the systems (outline and detailed preliminary project design) and co-construct a road map for development and implementation, which includes drafting a business plan;
  • Overall project implementation: we support the client throughout implementation, carrying out project management of the validation of studies for testing and commissioning.  Innovative projects are not traditional transport projects and require specific management capable of adapting to technical difficulties never encountered before. We can provide hi-tech technical expertise (safety, systems, operation, etc.) in partnership with innovation stakeholders.


Autonomous vehicles offer a host of benefits for mobility services, including enhanced road safety and improved quality and optimisation of the operation. However, implementing services of this nature goes beyond the procurement of new vehicles. The transition to autonomous mobility calls for the design of a service which meets the needs of areas, as well as  transport system engineering. In this handbook SYSTRA shines a light on the key issues surrounding an autonomous mobility project and draws on best practice from around the world.


The projects we lead are always the fruit of close collaboration between our teams, our clients and our partners. And it is they who speak most highly of them.

Our previous experience in transport planning and engineering allows us to grasp technological innovations with relevance and realism. Mathieu Martin, New Mobilities Project Manager at Systra
As a member and partner of our research groups, SYSTRA has contributed greatly to identifying, studying and quantifying the opportunities and challenges of urban air mobility and its future airport infrastructure. Their expertise and professionalism were greatly appreciated. François Le Maréchal, Project Leader UAM City Integration