The partners involved in the project
Urbanloop emerged from a student project led by Jean-Philippe Mangeot, professor of computer science and industrial networks at the University of Nancy. Other institutions such as the École des Mines de Nancy quickly joined the project. Keolis is taking part in this project by supporting and advising Urbanloop's engineers on defining the service and its operation, as well as the safety and maintenance aspects.
“Keolis and Urbanloop have been working together for two years to integrate the operational dimensions directly into the DNA of this project. In concrete terms, Keolis has set up expert workshops on specific issues such as defining the service offer or exporting maintenance and security to the operator. We are now aiming to roll out a demonstrator for the 2024 Olympic Games, and we hope that this international showcase will spark new interest beyond our borders and enable other Urbanloop rollouts,” explains Jean-Philippe Mangeot, founder of Urbanloop.
Several shareholders have committed to Urbanloop in order to promote the rollout of this innovative mode of transport, such as the University of Lorraine, the Greater Nancy metropolitan area and the Grand Est region.