Urban mobilities in the digital economy: autonomous vehicle, from promises to reality

Event Science Center Singapore, Singapore

La Fabrique de la Cité, a French think tank supported by the VINCI group, invites participants to question the promises of transportation innovations, especially autonomous vehicles, at the age of the digital economy, in the area of urban mobility in Singapore, France, Europe, and North America.

Digital technology has arrived in the city with its share of promises: optimizing the city, making it smarter… In every major function of the city, digital technology has come to play a fundamental role. But what about mobility? While new transportation offers have emerged, such as autonomous vehicles, they have yet to pave the way for the disappearance of cars and congestion in the city. Worse, digital technologies and transportation innovations seem, in some ways, to have contributed to urban congestion.



  • How do the newcomers from the digital economy and the sector of autonomous vehicles interact with local governments and public agencies, as well as with traditional stakeholders in the field of urban transportation?
  • How do public stakeholders interact with autonomous vehicles companies in the case of a well-structured transportation policy? And in the case of a deficient transportation policy?
  • How can digital technology and autonomous vehicles fix transportation issues but, doing this, how does it generate also negative ripple effects?
  • Do autonomous vehicles compete public transportation systems?…


The session will be chaired by Cécile MAISONNEUVE, president of La Fabrique de la Cité.


La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.

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