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VTM 2020: Speaker Interview

Stéphane Barbier


  • What is your role in the context of future mobility today and in the future?

10 years ago, we had a vision: urban mobility will be made of automated and connected vehicles which will dialogue with the infrastructures. Then, to help our customers face this new challenge, we decided to create a brand-new ecosystem and physical urban mobility lab to experiment new mobility solutions.

  • What is the main change occurring in the Mobility Sector and how do you think it’s impacting the supply chain and surrounding ecosystem?

The main change happening right now is Automation and Mobility as a Service. We must adapt the mobility solutions to the needs of the new generation. The impact is huge because new technologies and services means to totally change the way we develop the solutions.

  • What do you think are the biggest challenges the industry is facing nationally and on a global level? OR What are the biggest challenges faced by the industry in the future?

Electric Vehicles, automated vehicles and connected infrastructures.

  • What do you think is the current topic of interest is the context of Future Mobility?

How are we going to create value for the customers with new mobility solutions?

  • How do you imagine the mobility market of the future?

More shared vehicles and automated vehicles for public transportation and logistics.

  • What was your motivation for joining this event?

Sharing a vision, ideas and concrete solutions.

  • How will autonomous vehicles and self-driving technology affect the structure of the manufacturing supply chain?

Autonomous vehicles mean integrated new technologies, particularly IT but also sensors, with new technologies coming from start-ups.

  • How is Mobility as a Service changing the landscape of the Automobile Industry?

OEM’s have to find new business models as they will not only build vehicles but also provide mobility solutions.

  • Cities around the world are encouraging electrification, what are some of the main considerations for traditional manufacturing companies managing the shift to EV?

The shift to EV means to have a robust and wide EV charging infrastructure in order to facilitate the adoption of EV. Cities will have to provide EV charging points everywhere in the city to provide a perfect service to citizens who have EVs.