“Mobility – seeking greener pasture” newsletter – June 2020

For this June edition of the A and B side of our monthly newsletter, we explored the new stakes of mobility in rural environnement.

A SIDE

— Analysis
Moving beyond a purely urban focus, mobility is seeking greener pastures

Outside the city center, a whole new world is out there for mobility specialists. A space in which flow logistics takes different considerations into account and new innovations are emerging.

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— Opinion
Pierre Delaigue : “Autonomous mobility will help connect rural communities”

Autonomous and on-demand mobility services have a role to play in more sparsely populated areas. That’s why the infrastructure is gradually being put in place. Read on for details of the progress made and the challenges ahead with Leonard’s director of connected, autonomous and electrical mobility projects. .

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— Looking ahead
Injecting momentum into rural mobility, a focus for society

Boosted by concepts such as dynamic roads, greater involvement from residents, inter-modal solutions and connections with new sectors, rural mobility could soon be free from the shackles of individual cars. But how?

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— Radar
8 start-ups for the health safety on construction sites

Announced a few weeks ago, the resumption of construction projects is good news, but it requires considerable changes to be put in place.
To successfully rise to this challenge, we have identified eight start-ups with ideas to make it easier to comply with social distancing rules and remotely oversee operations.
They include Smartvid.io, Ottogee, Rombit, Ubudu, Wakecap, ViiBE, Holobuilder and Sensat.

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B SIDE

— Analysis
Will individual cars still reign supreme in rural areas?

Shared services are budding, autonomous and electric vehicles are appearing, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) deals are becoming available and bicycles seem poised to take over in suburban areas. Is rural mobility self-reinventing? Here are a few articles to start shedding light on the answer.

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— Radar
Our selection of innovative businesses #16

Commonwealth Fusion Systems, who aims to build a compact nuclear fusion power plant, has raised $84 million to do so.
Schüttflix, a startup that delivers construction supplies on demand, recently raised €8 million.
Lastly, Vizcab, a startup in our CATALYST programme, has raised €1.6 million for its smart solution to calculate a project’s full carbon footprint.

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