SMART MOBILITY

Imagination, in smart mobility matter, is the only limitation!

FPInnovations is fully committed to the development of smart vehicles, and has been for quite some time! FPInnovations was already developing smart vehicles before the expression became popular.

Smart vehicle technology has developed significantly since our very first research on heavy-duty vehicles in 1980. But it is on this solid base that our team continues to build, leading us toward the most highly innovative sustainable mobility concepts today. Although it is always very present in the technological development of heavy-duty vehicles, our team is also working on innovative concepts for electric and smart urban and institutional mobility.

AUTOMATED ELECTRIC MOBILITY SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT

ALFRED NOBEL PROJECT

Innovative, connected, fully-electric and emission-free urban mobility solution, “first/last km” service, adapted to winter conditions

MAIN COMPONENTS

  • Connected, driverless, all-weather vehicle with intelligent opportunity charging technology
  • Integrated smart platform that is complementary to public transit within a “Mobility as a Service” (MaaS) context
  • Design, development, production, and commercialization delivered by a world-class multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborative, 100% Quebec project: from the designer to the final user
  • Deployment planned for 2020
  • Budget: $20 to $25 million

PROUD COLLABORATORS

More details available here

ELECTRIC SHUTTLE EXPERTISE

CALGARY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

At the end of 2013, Calgary Airport launched an international call for tenders for the development and manufacturing of a compact electric transportation system consisting of 20 electric shuttles with a unique design.

It was a major challenge, as the design, prototype manufacturing, testing and delivery of the 20 shuttles was to be done within 30 months! FPInnovations’ PIT Group gathered four Quebec partners (Precicad, Kargo, Institut du vehicule innovant and Deutschman Design) to respond to the call for tenders and win it.

The shuttle supply chain is mainly composed of Quebec companies, on top of the five main partners. FPInnovations plans to use the same platform for a fully autonomous electric shuttle.

YYC LINK Electric Shuttles, operating since Oct 31 2016

Electric Shuttle at EVS29 in Montreal, June 2016

Project as presented in 2015 at COP21 :

http://www.ppmc-transport.org/innovative-electric-passenger-transportation-system-for-calgary-airport/

Source: Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC)

PARTNERS IN THIS PROJECT

SMART MOBILITY HISTORY AT FPINNOVATIONS

1985 – Development of a trajectory measuring device for an articulated vehicle before the advent of the GPS.
1988 – Development of a tire pressure monitoring system to adapt the trucks’ traction to road conditions.
1990 – Trial and development of onboard scales for trucks, to ensure compliance to load and dimension regulations.
1999 – Installation of the very first onboard computers to monitor driver behaviour with GPS!
2000 – Probe trucks to assess the condition of unpaved roads to develop a preventive maintenance program.
2003 – Real-time onboard feedback systems for drivers.
2009 – Category 7 hybrid delivery trucks.
2012 – Platooning tests with Peloton Technologies.
2014 – Development of electric shuttles for passenger transport.
2015 - Manufacturing and showcasing autonomous electric shuttles
2015 - Launch of the autonomous vehicle program for heavy vehicles and electric shuttles.