<P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><A title="" href="http://grandlyon.com/" target=_blank>Greater Lyon </A>was awarded first prize as the &#8220;model region&#8221; for intelligent mobility during the World ITS (Information Transport Systems) Congress, which each year rewards the major actors in intelligent mobility.&nbsp; <BR></P> <P align=justify>The World ITS Congress brings together local councils, research organisations and businesses involved in the development and innovation of <A title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/reseau-transport_mobilite/transport-in-lyon,p,222,EN.jsp" target=_blank>transport</A> technologies. The event allows them to present their work through conferences and demonstrations. The 20th edition of the World ITS Congress took place in Tokyo from the 14th to the 18th October 2013.</P> <P align=justify><BR>The Prize rewards the <STRONG>many innovative projects</STRONG> which have been developed in the Lyon region:</P> <P align=justify><BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – <STRONG>The Optimod&#8217;Lyon project</STRONG>, allows optimal mobility for people and goods in Greater Lyon thanks to the development of an information platform. This platform will be the key to experimenting with innovative ITS services for travellers and professionals in the goods transportation sector by 2014.<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – <STRONG>The Onlymoov&#8217; application</STRONG>: offers a multimodal GPS which gives information about the chosen itinerary in real time.<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – <STRONG>The Velo&#8217;v network</STRONG>: started in 2005, it was the world&#8217;s first self-service bicycle system.&nbsp; Today, there is a network of 347 stations with one bicycle for every 127 inhabitants and more than 50,000 subscribers. <BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – <STRONG>The Greater Lyon car-pool network</STRONG>: In total, there are 380 cars available in the carpool network and by 2014, 280 of those will be running on renewable forms of electricity thanks to the Autolib, SUNMOOV&#8217; and Bluely systems.<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; – <STRONG>A car-sharing initiative</STRONG> through the <A href="http://www.covoiturage-granlyon.com/">www.covoiturage-granlyon.com</A> portal has more than 10,000 subscribers.</P> <P align=justify><BR>These projects fit in with the Greater Lyon &#8220;smart city&#8221; initiative which aims to construct an intelligent, sustainable city. <BR></P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P>