The future of mobility is on the move

Ha:mo service in Grenoble, France

The future has begun and services started from October 1st

A "Next Generation Urban Traffic System" verification project is underway in Grenoble, France. Nimble and colorful TOYOTA i-ROAD EVs are crisscrossing Grenoble as a new form of urban mobility.

Toyota i-Road in action on the streets of Grenoble

On September 12, 2014 at a ceremony in Grenoble, France, Toyota and its partners announced that tests of the Toyota i-ROAD three-wheeler, ultra-compact electric vehicle would start in the city on October 1st.
Speaking to the assembled media, Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada gave a simple explanation for Toyota's involvement in the project: "Toyota is constantly seeking new forms of mobility to change the amazement of today into the commonplace of tomorrow." He went on to say, "The urban transportation sector is a new growth arena for the future of Toyota".

 

i-ROAD has transforms urban mobility

The i-ROAD is a new concept in mobility eminently suited to city movement, adding vivid color to urban areas. The automatic active lean mechanism provides a unique new driving experience. Vehicle and driver move as one in an exhilarating ski-like motion making this a pleasant and refreshing way of enjoying a drive!

TOYOTA i-ROAD - Urban Style Ahead / Behind the scenes

Details of i-ROAD's performance

 

Driving the i-ROAD parallels skiing

In a city famed for winter sports, the i-ROAD's automatic active lean mechanism produces a ski-like driving motion for smooth cornering with outstanding stability on bumpy surfaces. The vehicle and driver move as one, cutting swiftly through the air in an exhilarating motion.

TOYOTA i-ROAD - Active Lean Performance / Behind the scenes

Details of i-ROAD's driveability

 

The Grenoble verification project takes an innovative approach to urban access

Together with several partners, Toyota is participating in a three-year car sharing verification project using ultra-compact EV's in the city of Grenoble, France. 
The aim is to make urban mobility much smoother and to alleviate traffic congestion.

Due to future increases in population, new mobility systems will become necessary.

The diversification of mobility methods is a factor in easing traffic congestion, and this is seen as contributing to the realization of a low carbon society.

 

A verification project supported by Toyota technology

Toyota is engaged in this project with Grenoble City and EPCs and has provided 70 ultra-compact EVs including i-ROADs. It has also developed a last-mile-mobility management system and smartphone apps. The EVs and systems are supported with Toyota's latest technology.


TOYOTA i-ROAD


COMS

 

Smartphone apps for route selection and easy reservation making

To ensure easy and convenient services this project offers two smartphone apps for optimal route selection and vehicle reservation.

Multimodal navigation service
Station Mobile

A smartphone app will provide the optimal route guidance through a combination of private cars, public transport and last-mile mobility.

Last-mile mobility service
Cité lib by Ha:mo

The service provides two choices of ultra-compact EV's (i-ROAD and COMS) for mobility to the final destination.
The smartphone app enables users to access information concerning vehicle availability, reservations and vehicle charging status.

To Citélib by Ha:mo Services

 

Grenoble is a place where leading edge research institutes gather in a naturally beautiful setting

Grenoble, located in the south east of France, is about 3 hours from Paris by train. The city is nestled at the base of the French Alps and has a population of about 150,000. (The population of the larger metropolitan area is approximately 400,000.)
This beautiful city, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1968 and is a popular destination for winter sports, is also known for its advanced level of learning and its research institutes.

 

Next Generation Urban Traffic System

Toyota Multi-modal Navigation System

The i-ROAD was developed to be used for a portion of the journey—last-mile mobility—in the Next Generation Urban Traffic and Multi-modal Navigation System. Analyzing traffic conditions, the system combines driving with user's own car, public transit and last-mile mobility to deliver the most efficient route to a user's smartphone. With this system, Toyota can help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gases, making our cities better places to live.

Note: Toyota multimodal navigation not available in the Grenoble Verification Project

What is Toyota's "Multi-modal Navigation System"?

 

City of Grenoble

Allocation of parking spaces for the car-sharing system.

the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole

Connection to the Station Mobile trip planner.

Cité lib

Customer relationship management and daily vehicle and charger maintenance.

EDF Group

Planning, installation and operation of the Charging stations (120 in 27 locations) across the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole.

TOYOTA

A total of 70 ultra-compact EVs will be provided (35 COMS and 35 i-ROAD units), and provision of the Last-Mile Mobility Management System to manage the interconnectivity between users, vehicles, charging stations and the web-based Station Mobile trip planner.

project partners  more

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