Grand Lyon, France

By making their city’s data available to the public, Grand Lyon empowers a variety of valuable services for citizens and businesses. 

Internal city data and partner-provided data are compiled and made available in real-time on a public data portal. This data includes sensors, accident reports, data managers, web services, and more.

How they made it possible – no code required.

Grand Lyon combined the power of FME Desktop and FME Server as they are easily scalable and provide an economically viable way to gather data and distribute time-sensitive information.

The public data portal was initially designed to provide data to the public, but the impact of this project has gone beyond.

The portal provides innovative companies in the city with a technical foundation for developing new services which optimize their operations and ultimately benefit citizens and tourists. One example is Renault Trucks and the implementation of their Urban Freights software to help reduce fuel consumption.

Grand Lyon, France's second-biggest city and capital of the Rhône-Alpes region, is situated at the crossroads of Europe's major transport lines, at the heart of France between Paris and the French Riviera.

"Renault Trucks’ Urban Freight Software is a good illustration of the win-win principle that we want to implement. The delivery will be able to improve the profitability of their tours and reduce their fuel consumption. For citizens it means less traffic and less pollution.” - Gregory Blanc-Bernard, Grand Lyon.