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News Article | December 7, 2016
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An order worth 163 million euros in Ile de France Alstom to supply 20 extra metros to the STIF and the RATP 7 December 2016 - Alstom is to supply 20 MP14 metros consisting of 6 cars each to the STIF and the RATP[1] for an amount of 163 million euros[2] as part of the automation and modernisation of line 4, the second most frequented line of the Paris metro. This option exercise is part of the MP14 framework contract signed in March 2015 between the RATP (mandated by the STIF and the SGP) and Alstom concerning the delivery of up to 217 MP14 trains over 15 years for a total amount of over 2 billion euros. "Alstom is delighted to receive an additional order for this material, which will mobilise the entire French railway industry. This metro contains numerous innovations, in particular related to reductions in energy consumption and total cost of ownership," says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Alstom France General Director. Due to circulate on line 4, the MP14 trains will help to increase the capacity and quality of transport on the line, with a targeted global service equivalent to that of line 1. The MP14 trains, whose design and passenger comfort levels have been completely revised, enable full passenger circulation without separations between the cars and have been fitted with air conditioning and audio-visual information for passengers. The material represents a 20% reduction in energy consumption compared to the previous generation. It offers unprecedented levels of comfort and security thanks to new ergonomic seats, LED lighting, fluidity of exchanges, information on board, video protection. Its 100% electric braking system recovers energy and reinjects it into the grid in the form of electricity, thus limiting the emission of fine particles emitted by the brake pads. This option exercise will make it possible to maintain jobs in France for several years, concerning the seven Alstom sites that design and produce the metro (Valenciennes, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Tarbes, Saint-Ouen and Aix en Provence) as well as its suppliers. About Alstom As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market - from high-speed trains to metros and tramways - customised services (maintenance, modernisation,...) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people today. Alstom's employees in France total approximately 8,800, providing a pool of expertise to serve French and international clients. A job at Alstom creates about three amongst its suppliers.  www.alstom.com [1] This purchase will be made through an order made by RATP end of January 2017. As per the STIF-RATP contract, it is funded 50% by STIF and 50% by RATP [2] To be booked in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year


News Article | December 7, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

7 décembre 2016 - Alstom fournira au STIF et à la RATP[1] 20 métros MP14 de 6 voitures pour un montant de 163 millions d'euros[2], dans le cadre de l'automatisation et de la modernisation de la ligne 4, deuxième ligne la plus fréquentée du métro parisien. Cette levée d'option s'inscrit dans le cadre du marché MP14 signé en mars 2015, entre la RATP (mandatée par le STIF et la SGP) et Alstom ; et portant sur la livraison d'un maximum de 217 trains MP14 sur 15 ans et pour un montant total de plus de 2 milliards d'euros. Destinés à une circulation sur la ligne 4, ces trains MP14 permettront d'accroître la capacité et la qualité de transport sur la ligne, pour un service global visé équivalent à celui de la ligne 1.  Les trains MP14, dont le design et le confort passagers ont été entièrement revus, sont équipés d'une intercirculation totale sans séparations entre les voitures, munis de ventilation réfrigérée et de moyens d'information sonore et visuelle pour les voyageurs. Ce matériel présente 20% de réduction des consommations énergétiques par rapport à la génération précédente. Il propose un niveau de confort et de sécurité inédits grâce à de nouveaux sièges ergonomiques, l'éclairage LED, la fluidité des échanges, l'information à bord, la vidéo-protection. Son freinage 100% électrique récupère l'énergie et la réinjecte sous forme d'électricité dans le réseau, limitant ainsi l'émission des particules fines émises par les plaquettes de frein. Cette levée d'option va permettre de pérenniser les emplois en France pendant plusieurs années, sur les sept sites Alstom qui conçoivent et produisent le métro (Valenciennes, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Tarbes, Saint-Ouen et Aix en Provence) et chez ses fournisseurs. A propos d'Alstom Promoteur de la mobilité durable, Alstom conçoit et propose des systèmes, équipements et services pour le secteur ferroviaire. Alstom offre la gamme de solutions la plus large du marché - des trains à grande vitesse aux métros et tramways - des services personnalisés (maintenance, modernisation,.) ainsi que des solutions d'infrastructure et de signalisation. Alstom se positionne comme un leader mondial des systèmes ferroviaires intégrés. En 2015/16, l'entreprise a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 6,9 milliards d'euros et enregistré pour 10,6 milliards d'euros de commandes. Alstom, dont le siège est basé en France, est présent dans plus de 60 pays et emploie actuellement 31 000 collaborateurs. Ses quelque 8 800 collaborateurs en France sont détenteurs d'un savoir-faire destiné à servir les clients français et internationaux. Un emploi chez Alstom en génère environ trois chez ses fournisseurs. www.alstom.com


El Hafidi A.,CNRS Research Department of Automotive Engineering | Martin B.,University of Burgundy | Loredo A.,CNRS Research Department of Automotive Engineering | Jego E.,RATP
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing | Year: 2010

This study is composed of three essential parts. The first part describes an indirect semi-experimental method which is used to reconstruct the excitation force of an operating diesel engine from the acceleration data measured at the mounting points. These internal forces can not be directly measured with force sensors; they have to be derived from the dynamic deformation of the engine support, so a theoretical analysis is carried out to derive the equations for the force re-construction. The second part deals with prevention of low frequency vibration of the powertrain from spreading to the rest of the vehicle. Three uncoupling techniques are used to minimize these vibrations. The first technique reduces the non-diagonal elements of stiffness matrix. The second technique uses the elastic axes decoupling criterion. The third technique uncouple the torque roll axis (TRA) by using the previously determined excitation efforts. In the third part, numerical and experimental results are discussed. The solicitations deducted and the positions of mounts allowing decoupling of the powertrain are presented. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


News Article | November 24, 2016
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- La Normandie : première Région à se doter de trains BOMBARDIER OMNEO Premium pour ses lignes intercités - Cette version Premium offre un niveau de confort inégalé avec un nouveau siège plus large, le Wi-Fi, accessibilité de plain-pied et vitesse de pointe à 200km - L'OMNEO est entièrement conçu et fabriqué sur le site de Crespin, Hauts-de-France Note aux rédacteurs : Pour voir la photo associée à ce communiqué, veuillez visiter le lien suivant : http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/OMNEO.jpg Bombardier Transport, un chef de file mondial du secteur des technologies ferroviaires, a reçu une commande de 40 OMNEO Premium trains électriques à deux niveaux de SNCF pour le compte de la Région Normandie. Cette levée d'options s'élève à environ 585 millions d'euros (620 millions de dollars US) et s'inscrit dans le cadre du contrat signé avec SNCF en 2010 qui prévoit la fabrication d'un maximum de 860 trains pour les Régions. La Région Normandie compte déployer ces nouveaux trains premium fin 2019 pour améliorer le confort et la capacité d'environ 20% comparé à la flotte actuelle sur les lignes Paris-Rouen-Le Havre et Paris-Caen-Cherbourg. « C'est la première commande d'OMNEO Premium, la version intercités de notre plateforme de trains à deux niveaux», a déclaré Laurent Bouyer, Président de Bombardier Transport France. « Les voyageurs vont découvrir un nouveau style de voyage dans ces trains au confort inégalé comportant une centaine de places supplémentaires, conçus par nos équipes basées près de Valenciennes. Cette plateforme de produits OMNEO, qui comprend aussi le Regio 2N, est le projet structurant pour notre site à Crespin, pour la Région Hauts-de-France et l'industrie ferroviaire française.» Développé tout spécialement pour introduire un nouveau standard de confort pour les longs trajets intercités, l'OMNEO Premium atteint une vitesse de pointe de 200km/h et offre un haut niveau de confort notamment grâce à un nouveau siège large doté de liseuse et de prise électrique et USB, et du Wi-fi à bord. L'aménagement intérieur, l'harmonie de couleurs, et la configuration seront peaufinés prochainement avec le client. Ces nouveaux trains normands de 135m de longueur offriront une capacité de 470 places assises et pourra être exploité en unités doubles. La plateforme OMNEO, dont est issu le Regio 2N, est une famille de trains à deux niveaux extra larges qui allie capacité, confort et accessibilité. Les différentes versions permettent d'assurer des services périurbains, régionaux et intercités. Les ingénieurs de Bombardier ont misé sur une toute nouvelle architecture qui optimise l'espace au profit des voyageurs et des places assises, facilite l'accessibilité pour tous grâce aux larges portes accessibles de plain-pied, fluidifie la circulation à bord sur toute la longueur de la rame de par ses larges couloirs et larges intercirculations. A ce jour, les Régions ont commandé 253 rames de la plateforme OMNEO : 40 rames de version OMNEO Premium pour la Normandie, et 213 Regio 2N pour l'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (40), Bretagne (21), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Ile-de-France (42), , Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Occitanie (18), Pays-de-la-Loire (13), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (16). Selon le carnet de commandes d'aujourd'hui, la dernière rame sera livrée courant 2021. Premier site industriel ferroviaire français, le site de Bombardier à Crespin, Hauts-de-France, emploie plus de 2000 salariés dont 500 ingénieurs et cadres. Bombardier conçoit, construit et met en service des trains innovants et s'appuie sur un réseau de 400 fournisseurs industriels, dont 75% sont français. Actuellement, le carnet de commandes du site comprend deux grands contrats 1) le Regio 2N et OMNEO Premium, issus de la plateforme OMNEO, est un train extra large à deux niveaux pour les Régions et les TET qui en ont commandé 253 exemplaires dans le cadre d'un contrat signé en 2010 pour 860 trains; 2) le Francilien (225 trains commandés sur un contrat de 372 trains), co-financé par SNCF et le STIF, un train suburbain ultra moderne et performant pour l'Ile-de-France exploité sur les lignes P, L, J, K et H. L'entreprise participe également aux projets de métro parisien fer MF2000 et MI09 pour le RER A de la RATP, contrats qui se terminent en 2017. Bombardier a forgé sa réputation grâce au succès du contrat (2001) de l'Autorail Grande Capacité (AGC), une série historique de 700 TER circulant actuellement dans toute la France. Bombardier Transport est un chef de file mondial dans le secteur des technologies ferroviaires. Elle offre la plus vaste gamme de produits et de services de l'industrie, couvrant toutes les solutions de transport ferroviaire : des trains aux sous-systèmes et à la signalisation, mais aussi des systèmes de transport complets, des solutions de mobilité électrique et des services de maintenance. En tant qu'entreprise innovante, elle réalise sans cesse de nouvelles avancées en matière de mobilité durable. Elle fournit des solutions intégrées très avantageuses pour les exploitants, les passagers et l'environnement. Ses produits et services sont en exploitation dans plus de 60 pays. Bombardier Transport, dont le siège mondial est situé à Berlin, en Allemagne, emploie environ 39 400 personnes. Bombardier est le leader mondial de la fabrication d'avions et de trains. Regardant vers l'avenir tout en repoussant les limites du présent, Bombardier fait évoluer la mobilité en répondant à la demande mondiale en moyens de transport plus efficaces, plus durables et plus agréables. Notre leadership résulte d'un vaste éventail de véhicules, de services et, surtout, de nos employés. Le siège social de Bombardier est situé à Montréal, au Canada. Nos actions (BBD) se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto, et nous sommes l'une des entreprises composant l'indice de durabilité Dow Jones Sustainability North America. Pour l'exercice clos le 31 décembre 2015, nos revenus ont été de 18,2 milliards $. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l'adresse bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter : @Bombardier. Pour des communiqués, de la documentation connexe et des photos, visitez notre galerie de presse à l'adresse www.bombardier.com/fr/galerie-de-presse.html. Pour recevoir nos communiqués, visitez notre section fil de presse RSS ou suivez Bombardier Transport sur Twitter @BombardierRail. Bombardier, OMNEO, et L'évolution de la mobilité sont des marques de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales. Vous pouvez également adresser vos questions spécifiques à nos contacts mondiaux.


News Article | November 24, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

Editors Note: To view the photo associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/OMNEO.jpg Bombardier Transport, un chef de file mondial du secteur des technologies ferroviaires, a reçu une commande de 40 OMNEO Premium trains électriques à deux niveaux de SNCF pour le compte de la Région Normandie. Cette levée d'options s'élève à environ 585 millions d'euros (620 millions de dollars US) et s'inscrit dans le cadre du contrat signé avec SNCF en 2010 qui prévoit la fabrication d'un maximum de 860 trains pour les Régions.  La Région Normandie compte déployer ces nouveaux trains premium fin 2019 pour améliorer le confort et la capacité d'environ 20% comparé à la flotte actuelle sur les lignes Paris-Rouen-Le Havre et Paris-Caen-Cherbourg. Développé tout spécialement pour introduire un nouveau standard de confort pour les longs trajets intercités, l'OMNEO Premium atteint une vitesse de pointe de 200km/h et offre un haut niveau de confort notamment grâce à un nouveau siège large doté de liseuse et de prise électrique et USB, et du Wi-fi à bord. L'aménagement intérieur, l'harmonie de couleurs, et la configuration seront peaufinés prochainement avec le client. Ces nouveaux trains normands de 135m de longueur offriront une capacité de 470 places assises et pourra être exploité en unités doubles. La plateforme OMNEO, dont est issu le Regio 2N, est une famille de trains à deux niveaux extra larges qui allie capacité, confort et accessibilité. Les différentes versions permettent d'assurer des services périurbains, régionaux et intercités. Les ingénieurs de Bombardier ont misé sur une toute nouvelle architecture qui optimise l'espace au profit des voyageurs et des places assises, facilite l'accessibilité pour tous grâce aux larges portes accessibles de plain-pied, fluidifie la circulation à bord sur toute la longueur de la rame de par ses larges couloirs et larges intercirculations. A ce jour, les Régions ont commandé 253 rames de la plateforme OMNEO : 40 rames de version OMNEO Premium pour la Normandie, et 213 Regio 2N pour l'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (40), Bretagne (21), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Ile-de-France (42), , Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Occitanie (18), Pays-de-la-Loire (13), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (16). Selon le carnet de commandes d'aujourd'hui, la dernière rame sera livrée courant 2021. À propos de Bombardier Transport en France Premier site industriel ferroviaire français, le site de Bombardier à Crespin, Hauts-de-France, emploie plus de 2000 salariés dont 500 ingénieurs et cadres. Bombardier conçoit, construit et met en service des trains innovants et s'appuie sur un réseau de 400 fournisseurs industriels, dont 75% sont français. Actuellement, le carnet de commandes du site comprend deux grands contrats  1) le Regio 2N et OMNEO Premium, issus de la plateforme OMNEO, est un train extra large à deux niveaux pour les Régions et les TET qui en ont commandé 253 exemplaires dans le cadre d'un contrat signé en 2010 pour 860 trains; 2) le Francilien (225 trains commandés sur un contrat de 372 trains), co-financé par SNCF et le STIF, un train suburbain ultra moderne et performant pour l'Ile-de-France exploité sur les lignes P, L, J, K et H. L'entreprise participe également aux projets de métro parisien fer MF2000 et MI09 pour le RER A de la RATP, contrats qui se terminent en 2017. À propos de Bombardier Transport Bombardier Transport est un chef de file mondial dans le secteur des technologies ferroviaires. Elle offre la plus vaste gamme de produits et de services de l'industrie, couvrant toutes les solutions de transport ferroviaire : des trains aux sous-systèmes et à la signalisation, mais aussi des systèmes de transport complets, des solutions de mobilité électrique et des services de maintenance. En tant qu'entreprise innovante, elle réalise sans cesse de nouvelles avancées en matière de mobilité durable. Elle fournit des solutions intégrées très avantageuses pour les exploitants, les passagers et l'environnement. Ses produits et services sont en exploitation dans plus de 60 pays. Bombardier Transport, dont le siège mondial est situé à Berlin, en Allemagne, emploie environ 39 400 personnes. À propos de Bombardier Bombardier est le leader mondial de la fabrication d'avions et de trains. Regardant vers l'avenir tout en repoussant les limites du présent, Bombardier fait évoluer la mobilité en répondant à la demande mondiale en moyens de transport plus efficaces, plus durables et plus agréables. Notre leadership résulte d'un vaste éventail de véhicules, de services et, surtout, de nos employés. Le siège social de Bombardier est situé à Montréal, au Canada. Nos actions (BBD) se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto, et nous sommes l'une des entreprises composant l'indice de durabilité Dow Jones Sustainability North America. Pour l'exercice clos le 31 décembre 2015, nos revenus ont été de 18,2 milliards $. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l'adresse bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter : @Bombardier. Notes aux rédacteurs Pour des communiqués, de la documentation connexe et des photos, visitez notre galerie de presse à l'adresse www.bombardier.com/fr/galerie-de-presse.html. Pour recevoir nos communiqués, visitez notre section fil de presse RSS ou suivez Bombardier Transport sur Twitter @BombardierRail. Bombardier, OMNEO, et L'évolution de la mobilité sont des marques de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales. Pour information


PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2017) - Last year, BNP Paribas partnered with Plug and Play, the Silicon Valley-based global innovation platform for startups, corporations and investors. This first step aimed to provide BNP Paribas and its US subsidiary, Bank of the West, with enhanced opportunities related to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, such as scouting and engaging with startups, and new technology monitoring. The partnership also opened the doors to Plug and Play's worldwide partners and joint ventures for BNP Paribas' entities, providing them with new insights into digital innovation and the Fintech & Insurtech marketplace. Today, BNP Paribas and Plug and Play have decided to deepen their partnership by granting access to all Plug and Play worldwide locations to all BNP Paribas entities and launching a Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program in Paris, France. BNP Paribas - Plug and Play joins a network of additional Plug and Play initiatives across Europe such as mobility with Daimler in Stuttgart, fashion and retail with Galeries Lafayette in Paris and a number of industries with Axel Springer in Berlin. This complimentary 3 month Fintech and Insurtech acceleration program, held twice a year, will offer to a worldwide selection of 10 startups unique services including: As from February 1st, 2017, Startups can apply to join the acceleration program on parisfintech.plugandplaytechcenter.com "At BNP Paribas, we believe in open innovation as a strong driver to transform ourselves towards building the bank of the future and providing our customers with high-value products and services," says Jacques d'Estais, Group Deputy COO, "This goes through developing Fintech incubation and acceleration ecosystems in Europe, the USA and Asia. This new step in our partnership with Plug and Play will complement our current programs, such as the Fintech and Corporate Accelerator by l'Atelier BNP Paribas which allowed strategic investments in 2016. Building on this success we are strengthening our positions in the start-up ecosystem through this new partnership. It will enable us to further benefit from the global expertise of Plug and Play and create unique links between us and the European and Californian start-up." Saeed Amidi Founder and CEO of Plug and Play, declared: "It is with great pride for Plug and Play to partner with BNP Paribas, one of the strongest banks in the world. We are planning to build together a great innovation platform in Paris to serve innovation inside the bank and its different business lines. We are very excited by this opportunity to work with European entrepreneurs and offer technology transfer from our global network. We are already working with a number of exciting French and European companies like Michelin, Carrefour, RATP Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Valeo, Mercedes, and Munich Re and look forward to furthering our work with BNP Paribas in Paris." About BNP Paribas BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 190,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. Innovation according to BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means creating a new type of banking relationship and inventing the Bank of Tomorrow. A bank that is both physical and digital, combining the best of both worlds -- new ways of interacting provided by the social networks, new services linked to mobile tools, digitization and process simplification. At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means anticipating the changes that are affecting our customers and turning these changes into opportunities. BNP Paribas is determined to draw on collective intelligence -- benefiting from external resources by building products and services in conjunction with our customers and forging partnerships with startups and other innovative companies; as well as calling on our own in-house creativity. Proof of this creativity is to be found in the results of the Innovation Awards, which highlight initiatives devised by Group staff, and also in the work of L'Atelier BNP Paribas. With offices in Paris, San Francisco & Shanghai, its prospective vision and extensive experience in understanding the digital economy, L'Atelier BNP Paribas is strategically placed to help the BNP Paribas Group and its clients enable their digital transformation through consulting activities and acceleration programs. About Plug and Play Tech Center Plug and Play Tech Center is a global innovation platform. We connect startups to corporations and invest in over 100 companies every year. Since inception in 2006, our programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in 10 countries and 20 cities providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 6,000 startups and 130 official corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. Plug and Play provides active investments with 180 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit: http://plugandplaytechcenter.com/


Quest to Understand Drivers' Behaviour Revealed Pedestrian Behaviour As Well LONDON, Feb. 16,  2017 /PRNewswire/ -- London's iconic red double-decker buses give both visitors and locals an adventurous way to see the city. Now the bus drivers themselves are working hard to make that adventure safer, thanks to the Lytx DriveCam video telematics programme. London Sovereign, RATP Dev's North London bus company operating the iconic double-decker buses (as well as single-deckers), has entered into a five-year contract with Lytx, the global leader in video telematics, to help improve safe driving behaviour on their fleet. During a 90-day trial, the DriveCam® programme helped London Sovereign reduce collisions by 43 percent. The Lytx DriveCam safety programme is a comprehensive video telematics solution that combines video capture of road incidents such as hard braking or sudden swerving, data analysis of those incidents, and personalised coaching insights to enable fleet managers to improve driving behaviour to help prevent those incidents. The net result is reductions of collision-related costs by up to 80 percent. Mission to Measure Bus Driver Performance Unveils Root Cause of Driving Events With its previous "red light/green light" limited-data telematics solution, the London Sovereign team would only know if an erratic driving incident occurred, making it difficult to generate an accurate score of safe driving performance. "Telematics alone was only telling part of the story," said Amanda Massingham, garage manager for London Sovereign. "We knew that a driving event happened, but we didn't know why it happened, or what to do to prevent it from happening again." London Sovereign trialled the DriveCam programme, and found the trial data surprising. "We sought to understand our drivers' behaviour better, but wound up learning that the unpredictable behaviour of pedestrians is a frequent cause of collisions," said Amanda. "We were pleasantly surprised to see how many drivers were doing everything right, and taking appropriate action to avoid a more serious collision." Another surprise Amanda found was the speed with which the drivers improved once they were aware of their behaviour. "With the DriveCam video, we have clarity and certainty about what happened, and with their coaching insights, we have the right information at the right time to help our drivers improve." London Sovereign had additional objectives to reduce collision claims and decrease passenger complaints, the latter of which could have lasting impact on the London Sovereign brand. During the initial trial alone, passenger complaints decreased by more than one-third. "Now that we can see first-hand the challenges our drivers face on a daily basis, we've been able to create proactive and precise coaching programmes to mitigate them," she said. "The data resulting from the DriveCam programme has also helped us pinpoint locations that often cause problems, allowing us to better prepare the drivers on those routes." Amanda credits the success so far to the quality of the Lytx DriveCam solution, and the service and the support they've received. "This is a true collaboration in making London's roads safer." Sister Company Epsom Coaches Now Protecting its Fleet with DriveCam, Too London Sovereign's sister company under the RATP Dev, Surrey-based Epsom Coaches, also uses the DriveCam video telematics programme to protect its award-winning fleet of buses, coaches and support vehicles. "The DriveCam programme removes the operational burden of having to sort through hours of footage to find a specific driving event," said Epsom Coaches General Manager Jon Ball. "It's a fully developed programme, and the results are easy to put into our driver training." The Epsom team found that even the fleet's best drivers had room for improvement. "We're now able to deliver personalised coaching on the small things, like wearing a seatbelt, as well as larger issues like following distance, which makes each of our drivers, the passengers they carry, and the roads they travel, safer," he said. About Lytx At Lytx® we harness the power of data to change human behaviour and help good companies become even better. Our flagship product, Lytx DriveCam™ sets the standard for driver safety in the industries we serve. We protect more than 2,200 commercial and government fleet clients worldwide who drive billions of miles. We enable our clients to realise significant ROI by lowering operating and insurance costs, while achieving greater efficiency and compliance. Most of all, we strive to help save lives – on our roads and in our communities, every day. Lytx has offices in the UK and is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information, visit www.lytx.com, @LytxUK on Twitter, or on our YouTube channel.


News Article | December 5, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. today announced the appointment of Blaine Rigler as the President of McDonald Transit, a leader in public transit for four decades and providing management services at 32 locations in 17 states across the U.S. Blaine Rigler will begin serving as president effective immediately as he replaces Ken Fischer, Senior Vice President of Business Development, who has been serving as interim president of McDonald Transit since the retirement of Robert (Bob) Babbitt in October. Blaine Rigler will also take on the role of Vice President of Bus for RATP Dev America, the parent company of McDonald Transit. “Blaine has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and organizational accomplishments,” said Catherine Chardon, CEO of RATP Dev America. “He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. His wealth of experience will be a valuable asset as we continue to accelerate growth and expansion. Blaine Rigler is emblematic of the deep bench strength we have developed at McDonald Transit, and I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role at this important time.” With over 25 years of experience in leadership and operations management roles, Blaine Rigler’s expertise encompasses sales and marketing leadership, international business acumen, operations, and technology systems innovation. Prior to McDonald Transit, Blaine Rigler served as Senior Vice President-Global Solutions at Iron Mountain, Inc., a S&P 500 company employing almost 17,000 professionals in over 1,000 facilities across 36 countries. “I am honored to take the helm of McDonald Transit and help build on the great accomplishments that Bob and the team have achieved to date,” said Blaine Rigler. “Together with our talented senior leadership team, we will focus on accelerating the growth of the company and continue to position McDonald Transit at the forefront of transportation and mobility.” “While we have deep respect for Bob Babbitt following his navigation of McDonald Transit’s acquisition by RATP Dev America and the modernization of the company’s technology, we are enthused by the prospect of Blaine Rigler taking the reins and leading the company forward,” said Ken Fischer. “Blaine Rigler’s leadership transition comes at a time of strength for McDonald Transit given the growth of our highly respected organization, deep management team and our track record of innovation,” said Laurence Batlle, the company’s current head of Business Unit Operations in the Americas and Africa. “I have the utmost trust in Blaine’s vision for this dynamic organization to meet the demands of an ever-changing transit market.” Laurence Batlle will be taking over the reins as RATP Dev CEO from Francois-Xavier Perin who will be officially retiring in January 2017. Founded in 1972, McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. provides management and operation services for bus, rail and paratransit systems. McDonald Transit employees serve 32 public agencies in 17 states across America. The scope of service ranges from full responsibility for management and operation of urban transit systems to operation of specific routes and provision of administrative services. Its consulting and advisory services cover long and short-term planning, service development, service design, maintenance reviews, audits, scheduling and runcutting, bus-line inspection, and other related areas. RATP Dev, founded in 2002, operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the United States of America and Brazil). In 2009, RATP Dev America was established and acquired 51% of McDonald Transit. In 2015, RATP Dev generated revenue of more than $1.2 billion.


News Article | November 28, 2015
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« Toyota researchers develop truffle-inspired cathode material for Li-S battery with layer-by-layer self-assembled polymer membrane | Main | Dearman begins on-vehicle testing of Gen 2 transport refrigeration system powered by liquid air engine; lighter, more efficient » France-based Heuliez Bus, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., has entered the electric bus market with its new battery-electric GX 337 ELEC, which will be tested by the French public transport operator RATP. The 12-meter bus is propelled by a 175 kW electric motor suited for low operating speeds and frequent stops. The bus is equipped for all-day use with night-time recharging and pre-heating in the winter months at bus depots. Heuliez Bus represents around 26% of the French Bus market; Heuliez has sold 400 hybrid buses to date.


Jubert F.,RATP
11th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference and the Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference 2012, PSAM11 ESREL 2012 | Year: 2012

The objective of this paper is to comprehend, through a specific analysis of the work done out by the regulators, in charge of managing the traction power to the Parisian metro, the reasons behind untimely resupplying of electric subsections. In other words, we will look into the origins of these erroneous resupplies of power. The aim is to understand the errors that occur in the field when resupplying power, especially in terms of present day psycho-ergonomic knowledge, as so to better understand the cognitive connection when such errors occur. We will also study the various solutions chosen to deal with them. Copyright © (2012) by IAPSAM & ESRA.

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