Transportation & mobility
As client expectations shift towards a shared and soft mobility, and while Public Transport Authorities (PTAs) adjust their own requirements to further integrate transportation means within integrated mobility networks, the Transportation & Mobility industry broaden to an extended range of mobility and service providers.
The increasing use of data-based technologies, contactless payment, mapping applications and, tomorrow, autonomous vehicles, call for a major step forward in traditional technological assets such as payment, ticketing, validator or Fleet Management System. Technology-enabled business models (multimodal applications, asset pooling services, asset sharing services, etc.) bring together mobility providers, creating space for integrated mobility platforms.
These new mobility pure players can take advantage of lower barriers to entry: reallocated subsidies from traditional to soft mobility, easier access to user data, etc.). In the future, open payment systems, built to use credit cards or smartphones as a single media to validate and pay either public transport or soft mobility, could further enable the development of new industry players.
Finally, beyond technological disruptions, integrating mobility providers within a single pricing strategy is a major challenge to provide competitive Mobility as a Service (MaaS) applications to the end users in a growingly connected urban environment.
Key technological enablers
New Coverage Technologies
The multiplication of networks (cellular, satellite, mesh, etc.) with extended coverage allows the deployment of projects based on continuous data collection and transfer, both locally and internationally.
Sensors & MeMS
Microelectronics has led to fundamental advances in sensors and actuators. More compact sensors (nanotechnology), less expensive, with embedded intelligence, with more autonomy and sometimes self-sufficient in energy, allows more precise control of assets, production lines or the operation of complex systems.
Augmented reality (AR) adds virtual elements (indications, clothing, furniture…) to the real environment. Advances in image recognition and digital modeling not only allow the emergence of new and enhanced customer experiences, but also the assistance of any field operator in real time.
The Cloud brings together all the technologies that allow remote data storage and processing, often on shared solutions. The pooling of material costs and the development of platforms give any company access to flexible, high-performance, secure and cost-effective IT infrastructures and services.
Batteries & Energy Harvesting
The improvement of charging speeds and energy storage capacities allows the development of more autonomous and efficient electronic equipment, some of which can capture energy from their environment.
Modular computing consists of interfacing and connecting interdependent, but autonomous functions. Thanks to open systems and the standardization of means of communication (APIs), the flexibility of information systems increases, and their evolution accelerates.
Machine Learning brings together all the technologies needed to automatically calibrate a model to make it more reliable. The improvement of computing power and the increase in the amount of usable data allows computers to automatically adjust their predictions and behaviors, and the development of more accurate and efficient predictive and decision-making algorithms.
Examples of eleven’s support in the industry
Value assessment of traditional technological assets for a traditional mobility provider regarding MaaS opportunities
Growth avenue identification and diversification strategy for a mobility disruptive player