Guillaume Gerondeau is Vice President at Dassault Systèmes, Transportation and Mobility Industry Asia. He is an expert in digital business transformation and future sustainable smart mobility. Prior to Dassault Systèmes, he had a 30 years long career in the automotive industry as Senior International Innovation, Product, Marketing, Sales Executive and Strategy Consultant, having worked for Toyota, Nissan, Renault, Booz Allen (now Strategy&). He joined Dassault Systèmes in 2015, based in Tokyo.
Guillaume Gerondeau will participate in the Panel discussion on 'How Technology Becomes Enabler of Intelligent Urban Mobility' at the FIA Smart Cities eForum — Asia-Pacific on 23 November.
In order to achieve the objectives of a sustainable economy, we have to disrupt existing ways of moving and more broadly living. We have to reinvent a model in which each player will integrate itself as quickly as possible… It is therefore impossible to do it incrementally. We have to model and simulate at the same time in a virtual world different scenarios to identify the ones that make sense both from the point of views of sustainability and desirability for citizens. For example, what will be the impact of electrification of transportation in terms of energy supply, car parks, and chargers’ locations? What will be the impact of micro-mobility such as cycling in terms of infrastructure, space sharing?
Infrastructure investments are huge and are there to last. They have major impact on citizens. In order to have a global view on their effects, cities and territories need to model, simulate the behaviors of all players, visualise and get the feedback of future users before engaging expenses. This is the role of modeling and simulation tools.
Mobility projects in cities involve a multitude of agencies, departments, type of users and companies. Having 3D as a common language allows a constructive discussion and solution building in short loops avoiding misunderstandings and long decision process. In addition, it helps to converge towards the best possible outcome.