Vianova chosen by Brussels to help boost micro-mobility

Vianova has entered into an extended agreement with Brussels as part of its commitment to sustainable urban transport.

After winning a public procurement competition, Vianova will continue to provide its mobility analytics platform to Brussels Mobility, the transport agency of the Brussels-Capital region, enabling shared mobility operators to better manage fleets, improve road safety and overcome challenges in the shift towards more sustainable city transport.

The new agreement builds on Vianova providing its services to Brussels Mobility since 2020 and extends the platform use to all modes of micro mobility: e-scooters, cars, bikes, and car-hailing services, from supporting the deployment of mobility hubs and performance to managing the implementation of new regulatory frameworks.

Since 2020, Vianova has been working with Brussels Mobility to ensure a safe transition to shared and eco-friendly mobility, supporting this once-congested city to embrace micro mobility as part of its Good Move Mobility plan. As the city’s fleet size increased from around 5,000 vehicles to over 20,000, Vianova’s mobility platform was instrumental in helping to create 120 new geofenced slow-speed zones, no-go rules and incentivised parking hubs for riders across the city. This infrastructure reduced pavement clutter and street patrols by 30%, saving resources and improving public opinion of shared mobility.  As well, fleet operators were able to use the platform to ensure the correct distribution of their vehicles throughout the city, from an initial device rotation of 1.14 to 1.69, to ensure they were accessible to more customers.

Brussels is now home to major mobility players, including Dott, Bolt, and Lime, with recent data showing that 9% of journeys are made by bike and 1% are made by e-scooters, with car journeys falling from 38% in 2010 to 27% in 2022. After building on the work achieved so far, the new partnership with Vianova will enable the city to continue making safe micro mobility a liveable reality and ensure operators have the tools they need to operate for the good of everyone.

Founded in 2019 by Thibault Castagne, Thibaud Febvre, and Frédéric Robinet, Vianova exists to optimize urban transport to make it safer and more sustainable. The cloud-based mobility analytics platform leverages IoT and data from over one million connected vehicles every day to provide public and private organizations, including mobility providers, cities and infrastructure managers, to enable them to collaborate and build solutions that turn complex data into intelligence for solving the most pressing mobility challenges.

Over 60 cities use Vianova’s connected platform, with around 75% using it exclusively for managing micro mobility fleets including Abu Dhabi, Paris, and Berlin. The Brussels-Capital region will also leverage Vianova’s data analytics platform to include insight into car sharing as well as e-scooter data, making it the first city to leverage the platform for all major modes of shared mobility (e-scooters, cars, bikes, and ride-hailing).

Thibault Castagne, co-founder and CEO at Vianova, said: “Brussels is one of Europe’s growing city hubs and the people that live there want a way to move around that is safe, sustainable and accessible. We’re delighted to reaffirm our partnership with Brussels Mobility and support the region to lead the way in the shared mobility transition by providing data-led insights that will reduce pavement clutter, make the streets safer, and encourage even more people to use shared mobility options.”

Martin Lefrancq, New mobility policy advisor at Brussels Mobility, said: “We are looking forward to continue collaborating with Vianova to enhance shared mobility in the Brussels-Capital region. Shared modes of mobility, such as scooters, bikes and cars, are the future of transport, they are helping us reach key Net Zero targets and create healthier, more livable cities for all.”