As part of the expansion of the city of Jeddah, SYSTRA has been commissioned to carry out the global project management of upstream studies for autonomous transport systems.
SYSTRA has been commissioned by the Jeddah Economic Company (JEC) to identify and design innovative transport systems to connect the future Jeddah Tower, the highest skyscraper in the world, to a new generation shopping mall. Two systems were identified: a personal rapid transit (PRT) system within the shopping mall and an external autonomous transport system on the road infrastructure.
For each of these systems, SYSTRA provided:
- Support in decision making through a needs and constraints analysis (legal, technical, safety) and a benchmark study of existing systems.
- Preliminary studies including technical, economic and safety studies (urban integration, service specifications, sizing of the vehicle fleet, construction choices, etc.).