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The Urban Collëctif is an autonomous driving mobility platform from Citroën, Accor and JCDecaux for various applications.
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The population in large metropolises is growing steadily – and with it traffic. The need for safe, flexible and individual means of transport is correspondingly high; new intelligent mobility systems are changing the structure of cities. Above all, autonomous vehicles should help to reduce traffic congestion in metropolitan areas and meet future mobility needs. To improve inner-city mobility in this sense, Citroën, Accor and JCDecaux have joined forces in a creative partnership called “The Urban Collëctif”. The companies are convinced that the mobility of the future must focus on safety and well-being. For this reason, “The Urban Collëctif” has developed what it calls a “revolutionary mobility concept based on an open-source model called Citroën Autonomous Mobility Vision”.

The concept consists of the autonomous electric mobility platform Citroën Skate – and various attachments, so-called “pods”, which can be placed on the platform for various services and applications. Three different “pods” have been developed so far: “Sofitel En Voyage”, an “exclusive urban mobility experience”; “Pullman Power Fitness”, a “new way to exercise while moving”; and “JCDecaux City Provider”, an “innovative urban mobility service on demand”.

The idea is to have entire fleets of driverless, autonomous and connected vehicles. To ensure fluid and optimised operation, the silent skates will operate in their own lanes in city centres. Since it can be charged at special charging stations via induction, the carrier platform can be in operation almost continuously. In this way, it allows the pods, which can be positioned on the skate in less than ten seconds, to be used as needed.

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