“The 21st century will be that of cities.” This thought-provoking quote from the former mayor of Denver, Wellington Webb, sums up the evolution of our planet. The World Bank is indeed predicting that in 2050, two-thirds of the global population will be living in metropolitan areas. Everywhere, cities are changing and actively responding to various economic, social, societal and environmental challenges, which opens up opportunities to imagine the urban space of tomorrow. Against this background of urbanisation, autonomous urban mobility makes perfect sense, in particular when meeting aspirations of sustainable improvements in quality of life in cities and optimising journey times.
If the public and more particularly local authorities, are key players in the development of ‘the city of tomorrow’, companies themselves also play a significant role in foreseeing and supporting these changes.
The Urban Collëctif was born from the shared ambition of imagining the future of autonomous urban mobility for all. Bringing together, between all three founding companies, 200 years of innovation, Citroën, Accor and JCDecaux have thus shared their expertise and know-how in order to offer brand-new urban experiences.
At the beginning of 2021, The Urban Collëctif will unveil as a world first an autonomous urban mobility solution on dedicated lanes, for all and in open-source mode.
THE URBAN COLLËCTIF: CITROËN, ACCOR AND JCDECAUX ARE TOGETHER IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMOUS URBAN MOBILITY FOR ALL
Citroën, Accor and JCDecaux, three French-based companies of international reputation and that all play an important role in the daily lives of city dwellers around the world, have joined forces within The Urban Collëctif to share their vision of urban mobility.