Urban mobility: dreams that could come true

Designers and engineers are full of ideas that may revolutionize mobility in cities where exponential traffic congestion growth is expected.

Some of these ideas include: flying cars, the Magfloat (inspired by the famous Hoverboard from the movie Back to the Future), the Hyperloop (the high profile high-speed underground transportation mode) and “gyroscopic transport” (a centrifugal force generated by the rotation of an axle under the vehicle’s cabin allows wide vehicles to balance on two wheels).

While some of these futuristic projects remain far from commercial deployment, others are moving more rapidly. Regarding the Hyperloop, speed records have been set by a team of German academics, while SpaceX, the company launched by Elon Musk, is trying to convince authorities to build a first underground network in Los Angeles. Things are also happening in the sky. Airbus, Delorean and the German firm Lillium are investing millions of dollars in the development of flying transport. According to the most optimistic reports, in the next decade it will be possible to travel from a city center to the airport at a speed of 300 km/h!

What do we do?

The VINCI Group created Leonard to tackle the challenges posed by the transformation of regions and lifestyles. Our goal is to unite a community of key stakeholders in order to build the city of the future together.