Urban population to exceed 70%

The city is gradually becoming the new relevant or even dominant segment size for transportation purposes, leading to the rapid development of new social models: multimodal transport, connected travel, vehicle electrification, smart grids and “Smart cities”, and generally a potentially more distant relationship between city dwellers and cars. In the economy of tomorrow’s city, the urban, suburban, and intercity transport of goods and people tends to become a “right” (individual mobility for all).

Energy consumption and emissions to be drastically reduced

All public policies aimed at reducing energy consumption (energy dependence, cost) and emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particles (public health) and CO2 (climate) are gradually leading to energy optimization by consumers, most particularly automobile propulsion systems. In addition, the energy mix will be composed of a growing proportion of renewable energy (more than 50%).

Energy and transportation scenarios will be tightly linked

In this context, meeting energy consumption reduction goals will require close coordination of policies concerning energy production and distribution, the environment, and individual mobility. The countless interactions and variety of solutions that will be required call for a steady, high-paced flow of new innovative technologies and economic models, making major order givers turn massively to external innovation, for example through the implementation of open innovation models, leading to the emergence of new markets.