09 December 2020
Although the last five years have seen the emergence of new innovations, it is certainly 2020 that has heralded an unprecedented change in our perception of mobility. Indeed, no fewer than four billion people around the world have had some degree of restrictions imposed on their movement, thus impacting mobility within regions. Beyond transforming the offer itself, these past few months have also had a profound impact on behaviours and attitudes. Did we anticipate it? Certainly not.
On the other hand, in recent years we have been able to restructure our organisation by rethinking our product offering and, in doing so, rethinking smart mobility. The latter has found its place and become firmly rooted in a landscape that is connected, smart and sustainable. Being aware of this, we have been able to reinvent ourselves around new convictions. These are clear: to make mobility sustainable, cost-effective and resilient. This line of thinking, which has been actively pursued at LACROIX City for several years, combined with this complete change to the model that we are currently experiencing, invites us as both public and private stakeholders to think differently about the future of mobility and make it part of a sustainable approach.
While it is still too early to draw any conclusions, the many questions asked all represent opportunities for innovation for the LACROIX City teams. A smart landscape is built not only from sensors but on a vision that is consistent with the needs of citizens. As such, this highly sought-after consistency on the ground reflects what we wanted to embody through the pooling and complementary nature of our areas of expertise (street lighting, signalling, traffic, V2X).
Every crisis is a catalyst for change: this one is impacting our core business and accelerating transformations already underway, designed by our teams and made into a reality on a daily basis with our customers. Let us continue to question our relationship with mobility by rethinking our usual ways of doing things to make the model that we know sustainable, from an equally technological, environmental and social point of view.