ANTICIPATING on-going changes in society, its economy,
its culture and its environment




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Who are we ?

Veolia Transdev, the fourth biggest public transport operator in Europe, has launched the Mobility Laboratory.

The Mobility Laboratory observes and analyses trends relating to mobility in a large number of countries. As a place for encounters and exchanges between research work and field experience, it takes into account the expectations of the public and local government authorities in order to build solutions to propose to them.

What are the focuses for research ?

Energy scarcity, "hyper-communication" and urban development are all contributory factors to a new paradigm examined by the Laboratory in order to study trends in transport use and the behaviour patterns of the general public. Among those trends are the development of virtual mobility, concern for the environment and sustainable development, cyclical trends in the economy and emerging trends in transport use and behaviour linked to changes in values and lifestyles.


Lab Points of View:

Each publication isdevoted to a mobility-related theme with the aim of providing highly expert but clearcontent that isdeterminedly forward-looking toenlighten readers in their respective areas of activity.
Each publication addresses innovative and original issues from various standpoints (economic, social, technical, etc.) but always taking usage as the starting point.

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Mobility faced with an ageing population
An increasingly large population group that is demanding and far from captive. And what if the mobility of seniors were to be the real laboratory for testing tomorrow’s flexible, easily accessed travel offerings?

Contemporary forms of mobility faced with the issue of wellbeing
Howcan quality of life be enhanced where transport is concerned?This article sets out to answer thequestion using the results of a June 2009 Wellbeing and Mobility survey in which Ipsos questioned7,000 respondents in 7 countries.


Urban mobility – Bringing back walking
Its self-evident nature masks the fact that it is a mode of travel in its own right. However, the resurgence of interest in walking we are currently seeing may provide a basis for the reorganisation of the city as a whole, along with the entire mobility chain.


What does the future hold for mobility?
The Mobility Lab has launched, alongside Ipsos, a programme of international strategic foresight research on daily mobility in cities. As an introduction to the presentation of the results of this enquiry, Bruno Marzloff, a sociologist, picks out for us the signs of the future, each of which raises issues for mobility operators.

Vehicules_electriqueElectric vehicles : a new generation of shared mobility
Probably, neither restrictive public policies nor a rapid development of public transport will be enough to reduce urban sprawl and traffic congestion. It is necessary to act at the level of town planning and reinvent the car’s place in the urban context. The new electric vehicles offer this opportunity to do so.

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