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.

Pierre Gosset, Directeur Général Adjoint Technique Groupe, membre du Directoire

Our mission as a public transport specialist is to envisage and design the mobility of tomorrow. Supporting our clients in optimising their existing networks, advising them on the choice of new forms of mobility, being a driving force behind innovative and sustainable solutions, enabling them to project themselves into the future… this is what we at SYSTRA are passionate about every day! And all this is made possible thanks to the bold leadership, passion and collective intelligence of our teams around the world.

Pierre Gosset – Chief Technical Officer

INNOVATION: THE FRUIT OF BOLD LEADERSHIP AND COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

CONNECTED TEAMS RICH IN NEW IDEAS

The Group values the ideas and initiatives of its employees around the world. Therefore, in 2020 SYSTRA launched the SPARK programme: an international intrapreneurship programme to encourage the creation of new services and respond to the current challenges of our clients.

A DYNAMIC AND VARIED ECOSYSTEM

Collective intelligence is also the result of our interactions with the actors of our ecosystem: universities, researchers, start-ups… We work in a spirit of open innovation on research or experimentation projects.

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OPEN INNOVATION:

PROMOTING FRUGAL INNOVATION

Innovation also means knowing how to question traditional design methods, aiming to reduce and optimise 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 considerations, avoid artificialisation,
  • Think in terms of versatility, the evolutionary nature of the structures created.

 It is not necessary to find complicated concepts to innovate. It is above all the art of converting ingenious ideas into simple, concrete and sustainable solutions so that humanity continues to improve the management of its prerogatives over time.

Alan Trestour, GENERAL MANAGER, ADVISORY Australia and New Zealand

OUR OBJECTIVES: TO ENSURE INNOVATION AT THE SERVICE OF PROGRESS

The latest technological developments have revolutionised the world of mobility, with the emergence of new modes of transport, new uses and new players. At SYSTRA, we are analyse 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, analyse 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 optimise preventive and predictive maintenance solutions.

We 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 optimising 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.

Our objective is to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of new mobility solutions, to assess the maturity of the technologies, the environmental impacts and the organisation of traditional transport networks while ensuring that they meet the expectations of travellers. Our aim is to understand changes in the mobility market through test projects in collaboration with the players in new ecosystems.

Tristan Vandeputte – INNOVATION DIRECTOR

SEE ALSO

Activities

History

The future of the metro by SYSTRA and Usbek & Rica

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