About the Event
From the days of antiquity to modern times, cities have always adapted to and been shaped by new transportation technologies. Michel Parent used the example of the greater Paris region to explore how new transportation technologies can help cities meet the challenges of mobility—for people as well as goods—while satisfying the constraints of ecology and quality of life.
In his presentation, Parent described how intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies can transform the way private automobiles are used and how the vehicle industry might be affected. In particular, Parent talked about the European CityMobil project, which explored how automation in transportation can help improve mobility in cities.