Cities’ Challenges

Cities are growing fast, extremely fast

50% of the world’s population lives in cities nowadays. By 2050, it will reach 70% of an even bigger population. This represents the creation of five cities like Nice per week!

This fast growth raises many issues in terms of city planning and operations, whether it be for transport, quality and access to the services, or flows management and safety. How to mitigate individual and public transports saturation? How to renovate existing infrastructures, like train stations, to adapt to the growing demand? How to answer to an increasing pace of life and the needs of a more demanding population? How to reduce the carbon impact of transportation?

All of these questions are as many challenges the cities are already facing. We are here to help.

People Centric Urban Development

Cities need new tools

Authorities need new tools right now to help them address these social challenges. They need to analyse the problems as a whole and validate the potential solutions.

We will help them to take up these challenges, by investigating citizens’ habits and behaviours. We put people at the centre of the equation, focusing on their everyday needs and looking at how to fulfil the latter on the most efficient way.

We can help in many fields, from the wider aspects to the most specific.

New Generation Crowd Simulation

Tackle the future… now

Our solutions not only allow for flows studies, but more importantly they account for the motivation in people’s movements: their goals.

Indeed, the movement of people is not an end in itself. You do not take your car just to drive, or only in rarely occasions like when you have the opportunity to try the new Tesla! Most of the time, you drive because you need to get to your job in the morning, to go shopping, or because you leave for holidays. And in all of these occasions, people have many things to consider: the transport modality of course (e.g. car, train, plane) but as well the successive stages of their daily agenda (e.g. go to work, have lunch, get children at school and take them to do sport).

We propose solutions that will allow you to account for this behavioural diversity in simulation. Our virtual humans can react to environmental events, and reorganise their daily activities in consequence. Soon, we will be able to render this diversity at the scale of the city.

What would happen in case of this train cancellation? How to secure Nice’s carnival? Where to put the stops for this new tramway? All of these questions will soon be addressable with our new ground breaking simulation solutions.