Paris Saclay- (Vehicle Sharing Cars and Bicycles)

//Paris Saclay- (Vehicle Sharing Cars and Bicycles)
Paris Saclay- (Vehicle Sharing Cars and Bicycles) 2018-04-25T12:49:07+00:00

1. The Context

Pilot site characteristics

Paris Saclay is located in the Ile-de-France region. It hosts many academic institutions in addition to several large companies such as EDF and CEA, which are mainly located at Plateau de Saclay. Mobility within the plateau is a critical issue. This is due to the hilly nature of the area, combined with the current lack of adequate public transport and the problems that result from intensive private car ownership. In this context, car and bike sharing offer a complementary mobility solution to strengthen existing links between public transport stations located at the plateau.

The Challenge

2. The Challenge

Galileo set to solve local mobility issues

Mobility as a service (MaaS) is an important topic for the project. Clem’ shared eco-mobility platform offers vehicle sharing, carpooling and the reservation of charging stations via an integrated application that provides unified access to the customer. In addition, Clem’ has worked closely with authorities to create interoperability with local platforms and foster inter-modality between its mobility offer and public transport services.

Paris Saclay Development Authority is developing an app to bring together all local services for means identification and payment. As a local mobility service provider, Clem’ will participate in Galileo For Mobility by sharing its Application Programming Interface.

Clem’ will discuss with STIF (which controls Paris’ public transport network and related companies operating in Île-de-France) regarding how best to integrate public transport information into their platform and how STIF can display services on their platform. The objective is to improve access to mobility services for customers.

The Technology

3. The Technology

Tech enablers

Accurate geolocation through Galileo technology is necessary to determine the duration of use and cost for a passenger travelling between A and B. When sharing is booked in advance, location tools are required to invoice excess time and alert the operator when the vehicle is not back at the station at the end of the reservation, providing them with exact information to manage any incidents. For e-bike sharing, reliable tracking is a security guarantee against theft and helps monitor the use and operation of the service.

Clem’ will work closely with Nissan and the e-bike supplier Torrot (supporters of the project) on the technical aspects of integrating Galileo units and to identify their geolocation requirements. Moreover, Clem’ will propose displaying real-time carpooling information on the navigation screens of cars via shared API. A case study will be developed on one of their cars. The precision of Galileo tracking will improve real-time carpooling, making it more precise and more efficient.

The Pilot

4. The Pilot

Establishing Demonstrators

The Galileo For Mobility pilot will consist of an EV car- and e-bike-based sharing service with a mixed fleet of 10 electric cars and 20 electric bikes that will be tracked with Galileo technology.

During the day, the fleet will be used for journeys between specific locations in the area. Clem’ has been working with the regional and local authorities of Paris Saclay to develop a multi-service mobility platform that offers electric car and e-bike sharing, carpooling, charging point management as well as displaying information on local public transport. The company is also working with social housing located at the plateau to implement a car sharing service, where students of the university Ecole Polytechnique live. Consequently, the pilot will combine diversity of use (electric cars and e-bikes, hub and loop models) and users (students, researchers, employees and inhabitants).

Bikes will be operated in a “one-way” sharing model (enabling users to ride them from point “A” to “B”) while cars will be in a “loop” configuration (vehicles taken from point “A” and returned to that same location).