Clermont Auvergne is highly representative of many territories in the world ...

Clermont Auvergne is highly representative of many territories in the world, for which very diverse topographies, habitats and activities co-exist, and life revolves around medium-sized cities (msc).

While urban mobility (of people and goods) in large metropolises is at the heart of quite a few studies, experiments and investments, the same is not true of territorial mobilities (typically up to about 150 km from a msc) which are however the most widely spread in the world !

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Mobility-wise, the Clermont Auvergne eco-system can boast of several distinctive assets ...

the Michelin Group, a world leader in the tire sector, and other companies with recognized expertise in mobility-related activities : Apojee / Punch Powertrain, Aubert et Duval, Constellium, Ligier, MyBus, etc.

⇒  competitive clusters : CARA on mobility, CIMES on integrated mechanical systems. Clermont Auvergne was awarded the coveted “FrenchTech” label, with a specific mention about mobility …

Clermont Auvergne University’s “CAP 20-25” strategic project in which two out of the four key scientific challenges (engineering and medicine) are connected to OrbiMob ’Clermont Auvergne

business creation / acceleration ecosystems (Bivouac, BUSI, Village By CA …), ready to embark more decisively on this theme 

the Atelier Industriel Aéronautique (A.I.A), a center of excellence in aeronautical maintenance  

IMobS3, a distinguished research center on advanced mobility (recognized as a “Laboratoire d’Excellence”, unique in France in its field of expertise)

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Roue design de Michelin

Crédit : Le Connecteur

Many projects and assets around mobility ...

⇒ In the Clermont-Ferrand metropolis 

  • low emission zone, high-service-level buses, cycling plan, etc. …

⇒ In medium-sized cities

  • Vichy Community ; advanced action plan around mobility and health prevention ; pilot projects about transport on demand ; Ligier Group, a recognized company in autonomous vehicles and electric vehicles ; etc.
  • Agglomeration Community of the Aurillac Basin ; hydrogen action plan ; a major intermodal exchange hub project …
  • Le Puy-en-Velay Agglomeration Community ; EV car-sharing solutions ; electric shuttles ; intermodality policy …
  • Famous mobility-related industries in Issoire or Montluçon, etc.

⇒ In more rural areas

⇒ On a larger territorial scale 

  • Revival programs of rail services, plan to boost the famous Charade Circuit’ açtivities through green mobility programs, “Zero Emission Valley” project for the development of hydrogen mobility, creation of a 25.5 km long Green Way along the Allier river (one of the last wild rivers of Europe) , specific mobility experiments in the the Massif Central mountains …