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Autonomous Mobility
  • Training
15/10/2018
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17/10/2018
Lyon
  • France

About: 

The arrival of driverless autonomous vehicles represents a unique opportunity for a fundamental change in urban mobility and could lead to healthier, more competitive and greener cities - but only if the vehicles are integrated into an effective public transport network. A future with autonomous and connected vehicles can have various outcomes depending on how they are designed, operated and regulated. Will they lead to more cars on the road, more urban sprawl and more congestion? Or will they contribute to shaping sustainable and liveable cities, the regaining of urban space for people, less vehicles on the road and a higher quality of life?

The experience of operating fleets of autonomous vehicles remains limited today, therefore this training programme aims at learning from the current live deployments operated by various mobility services providers worldwide. Attendees will be learning from exchanging with stakeholders of real-life driverless mobility services and the way forward for the introduction of autonomous vehicles in our cities.

In this context the objective of this course is twofold:

  • Demystify autonomous mobility and discuss the possible scenarios of introducing autonomous vehicles in the most sustainable way for our cities. If employed with effective vehicle-sharing schemes, driverless autonomous vehicles could greatly enhance public transport.
  • Get inspired from current operational practice and policy orientations: Learn from stakeholders who build and run autonomous vehicles or contribute to the design of policy and regulatory frameworks.

Learning Objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge and perspective on operating autonomous vehicles by learning and sharing experience with professional leaders
  • Get a better understanding of autonomous mobility and discuss the different possible use cases of autonomous vehicles becoming reality in cities
  • Get inspired from strategies undertaken by public transport companies, cities and the industry
  • Discuss current policy and regulatory developments.
  • Learn from the industry and operators on the current practice and implications for operations

Target Audience

  • Professionals working for public transport authorities and operators planning to run fleets of autonomous vehicles
  • Mobility professionals working in prospective research and development units in charge of preparing the future of autonomous mobility in cities
  • Staff from the industry involved in the market uptake of autonomous vehicles   
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and international perspective on the topic and eager to learn more from international best practice
  • The course is suitable for participants from companies worldwide.

NB: Only participants demonstrating fluency in English will be accepted.

Methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers and address the topic of autonomous vehicles from strategic, policy or operational perspectives.
  • Participate to interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentation by the trainer and open discussion with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge in this professional field and technology
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate to workshops allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

Inspiring Trainers

Our skillful trainers are international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge on autonomous mobility.

Trainers will be:

  • Xavier Tackoen, Managing Director, Espaces Mobilités, Brussels, Belgium
  • Luc Texier, Head of Business Development, Bestmile, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Scheherazade Zekri, Director New Mobility Services, Keolis, Paris, France
  • Albéric Bernard, Operations Engineer, Transdev Autonomous Transport Systems, Versailles, France
  • Jean Francois Huere, Consultant, Public affairs, Autonomous Driving and Connected Cars, VEDECOM, Versailles, France

Speakers: 

Xavier Tackoen, Managing Director, Espaces Mobilités, Brussels, Belgium

Luc Texier, Director, Bestmile, Lausanne, Switzerland
Scheherazade Zekri, Director New Mobility Services, Keolis, Paris, France
Albéric Bernard, Operations Engineer, Transdev Autonomous Transport Systems, Versailles, France
Jean Francois Huere, Consultant, VEDECOM, Versailles, France
 

 

Programme: 


UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity

Day 1: Demystifying autonomous mobility

Objectives of the day:

  • Understanding and defining autonomous vehicles
  • Discussing the implications for public transport and mobility patterns in cities: in particular understanding how the public transport network be redefined with the introduction of autonomous vehicles and what is the potential of cooperation with other mobility stakeholders (responsive transport and shared mobility providers)
  • Learn about the current experience and the state of the market
  • Understand UITP’s position towards autonomous vehicles

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The technology: What makes a vehicle autonomous, what is interconnectivity and intelligent infrastructure? What are the functions of an autonomous vehicle?
  • The types of services and vehicles: individual cars, robotaxis, shared vehicles, etc.
  • The current experience worldwide: Where do autonomous vehicles operate? What parallels can be drawn between test runs in America and experience in Europe?
  • Security: on board, cybersecurity etc.
  • Impacts on traffic fluidity
  • Social equity
  • Ethics and insurance
  • Energy, including effects of data flow
  • Environment and consumption
  • Financial aspects and business models in the public transport sector
  • Public space and urban planning: How will autonomous vehicles integrate with the city? What impacts on urban sprawl, urban segregation, parking etc.
  • Regulatory aspects and homologation

Workshop session: application & discussion of lessons learnt.

Day 2: Insight into operations & integration with a public transport system

The second day of the course will aim at:

  • Understanding how autonomous vehicles work, their strengths and weaknesses and their role in the ecosystem
  • Discussing the challenge of integrating AVs with public transport and upgrade these vehicle fleets into a real transport system
  • Learning from concrete perspectives and success stories of real operations

The challenge of integrating autonomous shuttles into a larger public transport system

  • How to operate a vehicle in an urban environment without a driver on board?
  • How to coordinate the fleets and integrate them with the operations of existing public transport vehicles (bus, train, trams, etc.)?
  • What software infrastructure is needed to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How to manage these new assets and their maintenance?
  • How to process and make the best use of vast amount of data generated by autonomous vehicles?
  • How to become a fully digital integrator with all the opportunities of the value of data, CRM & traffic control?

Success stories of operating autonomous shared vehicles (CarPostal/Postauto, Transdev, Keolis)

Site visit and tour by autonomous shuttle at the Confluence area in Lyon (with Keolis & Navya)

Day 3

Workshop: Optimisation exercise of an existing transport network with the use of simulation tools.

The human factor: implications for jobs and labour

  • Impact on human resources and on customer experience (which today plays a central in the customer interface)
  • New job profiles will be required? Which one will become redundant and how to manage the transition?
  • New customer experience and customer needs (e.g. vehicle design)

Legal aspects and experimentations

The introduction of Autonomous Vehicles depends largely on how they will be regulated. From the Vienna convention to effective regulation at the local level, authorities play an essential role in designing a regulatory framework that will safeguard quality of life and the sustainability of cities.

Registration: 

20% VAT excluded

Until 20/08/2018

After 20/08/2018

Member

1210 €

1610 €

Member « developing nations »*

885 €

1175 €

Non-member

1635 €

2170 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

1095 €

1465 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

1130 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

830 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

1520 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

1020 €

* Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact us: sunita.kelecom@uitp.org - Tel: +32 2 663 66 57

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunches and coffee breaks
  • All training documents: Binder including all presentations and supporting documents; Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library MyLibrary (after the training)

Groups generally consist of 25 participants and are limited to about 30 in order to increase the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Training Assistant, UITP Centre for Training, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

Training Venue

Keolis Lyon
19 Boulevard vivier Merle
69003 Lyon

Metro: Part-Dieu (Line B)

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotels nearby the training venue

Hotel Novotel Lyon Centre Part Dieu**** (4min. on foot)
47 Boulevard Vivier Merle
CS 63513 Cedex 03
69429 Lyon
Tel: +33 4 72 13 51 51
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0735-novotel-lyon-centre-part-dieu/index.shtml

Hotel Mercure Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu**** (6min. on foot)
50 Rue de la Villette
69003 Lyon
Tel: +33 4 72 68 25 20
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-7360-mercure-lyon-centre-gare-part-dieu-hotel/index.shtml

Hotel Ibis Lyon Gare la Part Dieu*** (10min. on foot)
Place Renaudel
69003 Lyon
Tel: +33 4 78 95 42 11
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0618-ibis-lyon-gare-la-part-dieu/index.shtml

Hotel Ibis Lyon Part Dieu Les Halles*** (10min. on foot)
78 rue de Bonnel
69003 Lyon
Tel: +33
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1388-ibis-lyon-part-dieu-les-halles/index.shtml

Speakers: 

Xavier Tackoen, Managing Director, Espaces Mobilités, Brussels, Belgium

Luc Texier, Director, Bestmile, Lausanne, Switzerland
Scheherazade Zekri, Director New Mobility Services, Keolis, Paris, France
Albéric Bernard, Operations Engineer, Transdev Autonomous Transport Systems, Versailles, France
Jean Francois Huere, Consultant, VEDECOM, Versailles, France
 

 

Partners: 

This training programme is kindly hosted by Keolis.

 

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