Investing and taking action in mobility services
As a concession holder to the French government and a partner to local authorities, VINCI Autoroutes serves 10 regions in France, 45 administrative departments, 14 major cities, over 100 towns with a population of more than 10,000 and thousands of rural communities located near its motorway network under concession, which measures 4,443 km. By linking regions together and fostering new uses for motorways, VINCI Autoroutes is contributing to the development of clean, connected and safe mobility, itself a catalyst of economic and social cohesion.
2019 Key figures
4,443 km motorway network
52.5 billion km on VINCI Autoroutes motorways
VINCI Autoroutes’ competitive position
Motorway networks under concession in Europe
Innovation and outlook
Less than two years after it was created in VINCI Autoroutes’ Digital Factory, Cyclope.ai has confirmed that it can deploy artificial intelligence technologies for road activities on an industrial scale.
After launching Tollsense, the toll station vehicle classification tool, the company installed 96 cameras in the Toulon tunnel crossing on the Escota network with Tunnelwatch, an innovative automatic incident detection solution.
Cyclope.ai is also assessing traffic in reserved public transport lanes on the motorway route linking Aix en Provence to Marseille in south-east France for the Direction Interdépartementale des Routes Méditerranée (French interdepartmental directorate for Mediterranean roads).
Lastly, it is currently developing a solution to detect the number of vehicle occupants to support the deployment of reserved carpooling lanes, as advocated by France’s new Mobility Orientation Act (LOM).
Taking a long-term approach, VINCI Autoroutes contributes to innovative mobility studies and experiments. The company is also an active contributor to foresight research conducted by Leonard, the VINCI innovation platform, on the role of road infrastructure in the deployment of autonomous, connected electric vehicles.
It is notably a member of the SAM consortium, which, after several years of tests with car manufacturer PSA on the VINCI Autoroutes network, is now trialling autonomous vehicles on motorways in the Greater Paris area.
In 2019, the trials involved a completely autonomous vehicle crossing a coned area and safely coming to a halt on the hard shoulder in real traffic conditions.
VINCI’s Concessions businesses and public-private partnerships are expected to continue to grow in 2020.
Growth will mainly be driven by VINCI Airports, boosted by the full-year contribution of revenue from London Gatwick Airport, in addition to the organic growth of the other airports in operation. Operating at both the global and local level, VINCI Airports draws on the resources of its global network to support each airport in developing its own activity. VINCI Highways will benefit from recently opened motorway infrastructure outside France, as well as growth in traffic in most countries where it operates. Responsible for the Group’s rail infrastructure and operations, VINCI Railways will be able to leverage the attractiveness of the South Europe Atlantic high-speed rail line, which has enjoyed positive commercial development since it opened.
Traffic on road infrastructure in France is expected to pick up on VINCI Autoroutes motorways, a network essential to both mobility throughout French regions and the development of national and cross-border trade within the European Union. Investment remains high, with the worksites operating on the western Strasbourg bypass, and under the motorway stimulus plan and motorway investment plan.
VINCI will continue to deploy its integrated concession-construction model, both in programme management – with construction projects on airports under concession in Chile, Serbia and Portugal, and on motorways in France, Germany and Colombia – and in development. VINCI’s strategy, which combines building new infrastructure, taking over existing infrastructure and acquiring new concessions, will focus primarily on the airport and motorway segments, as in many countries these types of infrastructure are increasingly being privatised and coming under public-private partnerships. Implemented consistently and proactively over several years, this strategy aims to bring a fresh dynamic to the Group’s concession portfolio, expanding its international coverage and extending its average maturity.
Taking the same long-term approach, VINCI pledges to make a positive contribution in all its Concessions businesses to the communities surrounding its infrastructure and its users. Mindful of this objective, the Group will develop its partnerships with regions and its policy of designing innovative services, especially in new digital uses and the mobility experience. VINCI will act to promote sustainable mobility by reducing the environmental footprint of its infrastructure and fostering the transition to more low-carbon mobility.