Maas, multimodality, territories and new mobility solutions: the “LOM” law has been adopted.

LOM law is finally effective. Needed to frame the dazzling development of new mobility solutions, it reveals a clear segmentation of these solutions; it impacts the territories as much as the companies and the operators of mobility.

Promulgated on December 24th, 2019 after numerous debates, the LOM Law is now effective. It integrates environmental issues to reform the general framework of mobility policies and to supervise the development of new mobility solutions. Some measures in this law are specific to some categories of mobility and highlight the segmentation required for the proper management of this constantly changing ecosystem.

Here are some measures and actors impacted:

  • The mobility organizing authorities (AOM) must now manage the setting up of multimodal information services on mobility services, whether public or private.
  • Opening up of transport service data and their ticketing systems: private companies will be able to sell transport services other than their own on their platforms. Multimodal information for users will be improved.
  • Flexibility in the autonomous vehicle sector by granting the government the power to reform this area by ordinance for 2 years. Two years in which the UN organization is expected to reform the Vienna Automobile Convention to facilitate the deployment of commercial autonomous vehicle services.
  • Subsidies for short-distance carpooling services and the possibility of reserving lanes for carpooling: already in place in certain regions (for example in Ile-de-France), the measure is being pushed to encourage the use this type of service and to increase the offer.
  • Implementation of the sustainable mobility solutions package for companies: the employer can refund up to € 400 per employee per year for the use of short-distance carpooling and shared mobility solutions.
  • Granting of a greater number of parking spaces reserved for carsharing vehicles
  • Regulation of free floating given to public entities, allowing them to manage the deployment of such services autonomously.

This law is a real boost for new mobility solutions and is clearly oriented towards MaaS and multimodal. It involves all stakeholders: territories and public entities, mobility operators, companies. This indicates a real awareness of the government somewhat forced by the development of these new types of mobility which were operated so far without a legal framework. It is now up to the concerned actors to apply these measures and find the relevant partners.

However it is not that easy. How can a company choose the most suitable carpooling service for its employees? Which actors should be included in a multimodal application for a territory? How to identify significant innovations and good practices of service for a mobility operator? The mobility sector is evolving quickly, it can be subject to growing needs (such as the ones created by the French strike in December 2019). These players sometimes have neither the time nor the resources to adapt to it.

Based on this observation, VEDECOM Tech has developed a decision support tool for these players: M’OBS. Through segmentation and an impartial assessment of mobility solutions, M’OBS provides a clear vision of the mobility ecosystem and of the players involved in a given area. M’OBS allows actors who will use it to make informed choices by having access to three types of analysis: comparison of solution categories based on sustainable development criteria, evaluation of actors based on their performance, evaluation of the user experience they offer. M’OBS is a 360° rating agency for new mobility solutions !

For more information, feel free to consult our website presenting the methodology of M’OBS: https://vedecom-tech.fr/mobs/

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