As the Paris Motor Show rolls on until October 14, it is impossible to understate the role of electric cars, the undeniable stars of the 2018 event. These new forms of mobility notably have a pop-up test drive center at the Place de la Concorde, where visitors can take a sneak peek test drive of some thirty electric, hybrid or hydrogen models. Despite a market share that remains marginal (1% of sales in France), the market shows incredible promise, but it cannot develop without designing the infrastructure needed to recharge these vehicles.
In the same vein, self-driving vehicles, which may start roving our city streets within a few years, point to even more necessary transformations of our roads and urban system. Augmented roads will help ensure the safety and security of the growing fleet of driverless vehicles, while new service areas will offer maintenance and recharging functions.
What services will these future roads offer? Loopsider, in partnership with Leonard, prepared the following video (in French) to present the innovations that will prepare for the future of these ultra-connected roads:
— Loopsider (@Loopsidernews) 8 octobre 2018
Since summer 2017, a prospective group led by Leonard has prepared for the transformations in VINCI’s businesses generated by the emergence of connected and self-driving vehicles. The first “Emerging Trend” presents an overview of their field of investigation and their members: