From 1965 onwards, numerous French companies have participated in the development of Singapore’s transport infrastructure. Today, we offer proven and innovative public transport infrastructure and green vehicles for the full range of mobility services matching Singapore’s urban development vision and air quality targets. We also provide intelligent transport systems and sharing solutions to ensure efficient, clean and safe travel experience, while making better use of the existing infrastructure. This combined offer enables flexible transit options and fluid modal transfers for the end-user, and helps the city to organise the urban shift from private to public transport.
Singapore plans to achieve a peak hour mode share of 75% for public transport by 2030, up from 64% in 2013. By 2030 Singapore MRT network will increase to 360 km, up from 178 km in 2015.
Design and Engineering Services
End-to-end consultancy services (feasibility study, design, project management and construction supervision) with a strong focus on project efficiency and durability. The team integrates architects, transport planners, engineers, and economists to provide cities with the full expertise needed to develop a long-term transportation service for citizens, with a strong expertise on trains and trams (100+ projects).
Consultancy on planning, design and construction of transport infrastructure, with a multi-disciplinary expertise and an integrated approach embracing the social, economic, and environmental aspects of complex projects. Specific know-how in multimodal transportation and linear transport infrastructure.
Mobility network studies for the development of suburban areas. Studies aim to improve the accessibility and mobility between the establishments and districts of the area, making it attractive from the perspective of transit and mobility connections. They cover engineering, technology solutions, and economic development.
Road and Rail Infrastructure
Trains, systems, and services for passenger and freight transportation including trains, components, services, track and electrification infrastructure.
Electric autonomous bus and catenary-free tram transporting passengers along a fixed route, with projects undergoing in Singapore.
Robotic Car Parking: construction of the underground structure and system management for automated parking with multiple levels stacked vertically. This innovative and safe way to park cars is designed to minimise the land surface and/or the material quantities required for parking cars.
Power and Recharging Infrastructure for Trains and Trams
HESOP: an inverter sub-station for harnessing regenerated power from the trains when braking, converting kinetic energy into electrical energy. The Alstom system can integrate with Saft’s on-board Li-ion battery (below).
NiCd batteries for trackside signalling, traction, engine starting, and back-up power (instead of diesel generator). They have optimised weight and volume, low maintenance and low total cost of ownership, and withstand demanding environmental conditions such as wide temperature variations or strong vibrations.
Lithium-ion batteries used as hybrid energy storage systems to capture, store and re-use “regenerative energy” created by the braking of thousands of daily train stops at stations.
APS: a ground-level power supply system for trams that works safely and avoids the use of high visual impact catenary systems.
Bluetram: a disruptive technology based on supercapacitors that recharge the tram in 30 seconds at each station while passengers board and alight the vehicle. Bluetram requires no rails nor catenaries. The first prototype will be implemented in Singapore in 2016.
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Consultancy services for the metro of Riyadh
Egis Rail delivers the most ambitious metro project ever carried in one go with six fully automatic lines over 177km (underground and viaducts) and 92 stations. Egis delivered the feasibility stage (2004) and design studies (2009), specification for design and build (2012) and was recently awarded the project management and construction.
- Contractor for the Circle Line driverless MRT system in Singapore
Alstom Transport provided a total of 64×3 cars of driverless Metropolis trainsets, a communication-based train control system (CBTC), Automatic Train Supervision (ATS), trackwork and traction power supply systems. Alstom trains are equipped with Saft batteries to deliver back-up power for up to 45 minutes for lighting, air conditioning, door operation, ventilation, and communication systems.
Personal Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Electric vehicles (EV) are well-suited for urban traffic, characterised by short distances and frequent braking, which is how EV generate electricity. The charging infrastructure will power shared or personal EV but also contribute to smart grids by storing excess solar energy from rooftop systems.
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
3DEXPERIENCE industry solution: 3D and Product Lifecycle Management solution that enables real-time collaboration among all stakeholders involved in the development of an electric or hybrid vehicle, reducing costs while encouraging innovation on energy efficiency.
Bluecar®: a four-seater electric car with a range of 250 km in urban use. It is equipped with a rechargeable lithium metal polymer battery that can run for up to 200,000 km before needing to be replaced and that can store five times more energy than a traditional lithium battery. The car is made exclusively from non-polluting materials and is dismantled at the end of its life, with all its components being recycled or reused.
Use of the first hybrid electric-diesel Mitsubishi truck for local deliveries. This service helps cities reduce pollution associated with the final leg of goods delivery, by reducing noise and atmospheric emissions of CO2, particle matters and nitrogen oxides by up to 30%.
Smart charging stations that provide cities with dashboards to better monitor energy usage and manage the EV charging. The solution also allows electrical aggregators to expand their demand response portfolio to cover fleets. It is commercialised in partnership with G2mobility.
Car Plug: a smart charging system supplying electricity to the EV and reporting consumption with a remote monitoring capability available via an app or a website.
The solution is compatible with all types of rechargeable vehicles. 3 charging options (slow, semi-fast or fast) can be selected, with the faster one enabling to drive up to 200 km after just 1 hour of recharging (60% faster than conventional charging station).
EVlink: a complete range of efficient charging solutions for residential, commercial and fleet, fast-charging and parking market accommodating different socket types, power requirements and for users with or without identification. All these solutions are supported by infrastructure management solutions including smartgrid interface, remote monitoring and reporting.
Complete solution for charging, driving motors and energy recovery to meet the power management requirements in EV systems.
Lithium-ion battery solutions for transport applications: commercial and industrial vehicles; mild hybrid systems for passenger vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption with stop-start and regenerative braking. Innovative Saft battery for Ferrari F1 provides best performance (2012 Innovation Award).
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Electric car development
Dassault Systèmes provided Tesla Motors with its 3DEXPERIENCE industry solution for transportation and mobility, enabling the company to achieve aggressive goals in innovation, quality and time-to-market.
- Sustainable delivery in Singapore
SDV Logistics uses a hybrid truck to deliver luxury goods to three shops in Marina Bay and Orchard Road. The service could be extended to other brands willing to implement eco-responsible supply chain solutions.
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
By 2018, PSA Peugeot Citroën will be marketing vehicles with autonomous driving features that are “monitored by the driver”. By taking the hard work out of driving on congested motorways and when parking, customers will be given more freedom to enjoy the ride. In a second phase, completely autonomous driving features will be introduced: the driver will be able to give the car full control without any further involvement and without compromising on safety. Autonomous vehicles will be connected to road infrastructure and to each other to optimise travel times, reduce fuel consumption and proactivelymanage potentially hazardous road incidents.
PSA Peugeot Citroën is currently designing clear, intuitive and user-friendly interfaces that allow drivers to interact effortlessly with their vehicles and take back control whenever they wish. PSA Peugeot Citroën pioneered emergency call and assistance systems in 2003 and is now doing the same with connected services. The Peugeot Connect Apps and Citroën Multicity Connect service platforms, for example, have been reinventing the driving experience since 2012, offering assistance, communication and information. These apps are paving the way for the next generation of connected services, this time aimed at optimising customer mobility and offering a seamless user experience with more comfort, services and safety.
Technologies for smart connected cars enable a safer, more efficient and greener journey. In particular, traditional passive security systems are enhanced by powerful Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These systems rely on an array of sensory inputs, with camera vision and radar complementing motion sensors, and use sophisticated processing technologies to recognise situations where actions are required. For example vehicle to vehicle communication provides information to cars and their drivers when it is safe to overtake (eliminating blind spots), estimating the distance between vehicles and the speed of their travel.
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Traffic Management Systems
Singapore currently uses 12% of its land for transport infrastructure. The city plans to better interconnect existing road lanes, without building new ones, so that commuters get the feeling that 40% of the land is covered.
Railway Traffic Systems
Transport information solutions including all railway traffic control systems (signalling and information systems).
Fleet Performance: a fleet management solution provided on a software-as-a-service model, comprising on-board vehicle tracking devices and a web interface for managing vehicles, tracking the fleet in real time, and optimising transport resources. Th e solution is designed for companies who operate deliveries to end-customers (e.g. e-commerce) or their own fleet. For instance, PSA Peugeot Citroën uses Orange’s solution to equip the vehicles ordered by fleet managers.
Green SelTrac® Communications Based Train Control (CBTC): a pioneering and complete solution that reduces energy consumption by up to 15% on railway networks. Energy savings are achieved through a combination of intelligent scheduling and new approaches to real-time supervision, for instance by minimising energy-intensive stop/start cycles and supporting regenerative braking. The solution also results in fewer stops and cooler temperature in tunnels.
E-payment and Check-in Systems
Easytrip: a mobility service solution that expands the concept of electronic tolling to other payment services useful for any car, truck driver or fleet manager. These services include parking payment, fuel payment in gas stations, electric charging payment (Kiwhi Pass), VAT clearance, ferry booking, access control to dedicated lanes or real-time traffic information.
uDrop: an end-to-end self-service check-in process, enabling the passenger to complete the entire checkin process without having to queue at the desk. The solution includes a touch screen and hand-held scanner, mounted on standard check-in workstations. Implemented in Montreal airport with derogation to relax the regulations governing the handling of passenger luggage, uDrop has reduced the average processing time per passenger to 35 seconds.
Road Traffic Systems to Reduce Congestion in Dense Cities
Wise Cow: a wireless, autonomous, multi-point, and low-cost data acquisition systems that can be configured for vehicle dynamic detection (traffic applications, traffic lights management) or vehicle static detection (parking applications for cars or trucks). Sensors can be placed within the road pavement in a few minutes and come with a battery lasting up to 10 years.
EcoTrafi X: a solution that gathers traffic data into a real-time dynamic visualisation approach, enabling cities and highways to optimise traffic and proactively respond to incidents and events. The solution participates in travel time reduction, traveller safety improvement and CO2 emissions reduction.
Traffic expert solutions that deliver real-time traffi c information via interoperable systems for all transport modes. For the road network, taxi expert solutions are used to collect data from GPS devices fitted in taxis; the real-time traffic report is automatically sent to the control centre and the public via a geographic information system accessible over the Internet to road users. Parking management systems and real-time SMS parking availability.
Segur: a real-time urban traffi c management solution that performs monitoring via city sensors and crowd sourcing, ensures global and localised traffic management, comprises traffic light optimisation, and delivers information to citizens about the traffic situation or major events. The solution is designed to fully integrate with Urban Security of Smart City platform.
Fleet Performance: a fleet management solution provided on a software-as-a-service model, comprising on-board vehicle tracking devices and a web interface for managing vehicles, tracking the fleet in real time, and optimising transport resources. The solution is designed for companies who operate deliveries to end-customers (e.g. e-commerce) or their own fleet. For instance, PSA Peugeot Citroën uses Orange’s solution to equip the vehicles ordered by fleet managers.
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Expressway traffic management in Singapore
Steria provides its Monitoring and Advisory System for open and tunnel expressway to ensure driver safety, improve the level of service, reduce operational costs and reaction time to events. Steria also helps to track 20,000 taxis with a monitoring and tracking solution incorporating real-time GPS data collection, using statistical sampling and neural algorithms (e.g. average speed calculation, queues detection), and geographical information display on a web portal for road users.
- Urban traffic management in Strasbourg
Thales provides a traffic management control room, an expert system for anticipating traffic jams, a system of road traffic light priority provision, traffic lights and loops management (530 intersections, 1600 detectors, 40 retractable bollards), 110 traffic cameras, and tunnel management. Citizens access information through 100 information panels, web portal, and apps.
- Bus traffic management in Quebec, Canada
ENGIE installed an intelligent transport system covering 624 buses servicing 200 crossroads with priority signalling. My NavIneo guarantees traffic regulation, optimisation of travel time, statistic tools to optimise bus operation, computation and real-time information of bus location and timing. At every stop, passengers can check on digital screens the waiting time and interconnection information.
- Urban street parking management in Denmark
Hikob provided several Danish cities with a network of Multi Hop 2.4 GHz wireless sensors embedded in street parking places, to detect vehicles in real time.
- Taxi optimisation in Singapore
Quividi provided the taxi company Comfort Del Gro with a proof-of-concept on Taxi Queue Counting, based on a system of cameras detecting people waiting for taxis and triggering alerts to taxis drivers.
EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION
- Signalling for the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
Thales has been awarded for the new re-signalling solution of the North-South and East-West lines (141 trains and 20 locomotives), aiming at reducing the headway (time between trains) from 120 to 90 seconds, resulting in more frequent service and reduced waiting time for users.
Thales selected Cofely (company approved by Singapore Land Transport Authority and its operator SMRT) for the installation, testing and commissioning of the new Communication Based Train Control (CBTC): the wireless telecommunication between the train and track equipment provides the exact position of the train and thus improves the railway traffic management, the train capacity on the line, and infrastructure control.
To ensure a smooth operation of the new system without disrupting the service, Cofely operates both existing and new signalling systems during two years, before removing the old solution. Cofely is the first company installing and operating trains with this dual system.
New Eco-Mobility Solutions
Eco-mobility relies on smooth multi-modal transportation, enabling citizens to play an active role in reducing their carbon footprint. Eco-mobility also relies on sharing transport services, which optimise the use of vehicles for frequent and short distance urban trips and enable government to control the number of electric vehicles and charging stations.
Applications and Information Systems for Multimodal Journeys
Smart mobility platform to optimise time travel based on real-time information on public transport traffic and timing. Delivered on a smartphone app, the service could suggest public transport route as well as the route timing.
Multi-modal transportation application under Research & Technology: it helps users plan their multi-modal journey from one point of the city to another, using all available public and private transportation (e.g. bus,MRT, private car, car pooling, car- or bike-sharing). The application tracks and monitors each traveller individually. The itinerary is adapted in real-time to context and events such as delays, traffic jams, train disruption or car-sharing appointment about to be missed. Based on historical data and real-time monitoring (crowdsourcing), the application can also forecast the filling rate of public transport for better management.
Design and marketing of applications to stimulate and reward citizens, transportation companies, communities, and businesses for using sustainable mobility such as walking, cycling, public transport or carpooling. 4 applications are off ered in Singapore and can be white labeled: Soleillos: loyalty program; GoToo: ecomobility services; FeelWay: carpooling and travel groups; Passenger: information on schedules, itinerary plan, and statistics management interface connecting all users.
Passenger information systems for rail and bus public transportation including on-board or on ground destination displays and voice announcement system; real-time information displays (LED, LCD, TFT, solar panels); route planning and scheduling software; mobile apps. Those solutions can be deployed in a bus, on ground or in a bus terminal for multimodal transportation.
Connected Transit: an onboard communications solution for train and bus enabling communication between the transit control centre, drivers, and passengers. It consists of digital signage on the train allowing the control centre to push out information to passengers; real-time surveillance system; public announcement; emergency intercom enabling passengers to communicate with the driver or control centre; and onboard Internet.
Transport Sharing Systems
Deployment and Operation of Car-Sharing Systems
Service using electric Blue cars tailored to the city where it is implemented (location, infrastructure, client interface). In Singapore the service would complement public transportation in densely populated areas that are not well connected (first and last miles), in order to foster intermodal transport (MRT, bus, LRT).
One-stop solution that comprises electric cars manufactured in France by mia enterprise and charging stations manufactured by Schneider Electric. It can be provided in an integrated package including car-sharing and individual electric car users. The car-sharing solution, can provide multimodal services such as a single transport pass used both for car rental and bus public transport.
Deployment and Operation of Bike-Sharing Systems
Complete hardware and soft ware solution including smart bikes with an onboard lock and communication system where users have direct access using the eZlink RFID card or any contactless solution; electric assisted bikes enabling effortless riding in a hot and humid environment; traditional and e-charging stations; multimodal information and registration kiosks provided in stations located in densely populated areas. The software solution can be integrated in public transit IT architecture such as LTA mobility IT architecture in Singapore.
SAMPLE OF OUR KNOW-HOW
- Car-sharing in Paris
Blue Solutions operates Autolib’, the world’s largest electric car-sharing service. The service comprises 3,000 cars spread over 900 stations, with 1 car rented 10 times a day on average. Autolib’ solution costs 90% less than owning a car in Paris (about €500 vs. €5,000 annually). By 2023, Autolib’s fleet of cars is expected to have replaced more than 25,000 privately-owned cars. Autolib’ harnesses streams of data, enabling to better predict customer behaviour and to optimise car utilisation. Innovative services have been developed, such as free service for customers who park cars where they are needed.
Smoove has equipped 21 cities with bike-sharing systems, both in France (e.g. Montpellier, Avignon, Grenoble, Strasbourg, Clermont-Ferrand) and abroad (e.g. Bangkok, Moscow, Astana, Bangkok, Slough, Vicenca).
- E-payment in transportation
Qantas, the Australian flag carrier, used secure microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics to deploy its loyalty card for passenger and baggage airport check-in as well as for multi-currency cash transactions. The card boasts virtual wallets accommodating as many as 9 currencies for a multi-country trip.