sAve addresses the first-last mile dilemma in underserved transit areas through the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.
Better access for all
Driverless roads are already a reality, and they present incredible opportunities for Smart Cities to connect residents to key transportation points in never-before-seen ways.
sAVe achieves this through a community-centred, universally accessible, multi-modal platform that deploys connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to get people to public transit hubs and local destinations that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. Unlike private on-demand hail companies, it operates only in designated catchment areas, effectively reducing the impacts of CAVs on congested arterials.
sAVe was one of the four finalists in the 2017 NYC Driverless Futures competition and is currently in development through the New Lab in New York, with support from the IBI TH!NK network.
Introducing the sAVe App
New York, NY
Meriem Sakrouhi is an architectural designer who studied architecture in Barcelona. In 2013, she transferred to Chicago’s College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She believes that architecture is a powerful tool that showcases human feelings and emotions, and is interested in using innovation to create a positive, impactful and bold transformation that builds these experiences to everyone.
Nathalie Waelbroeck is an up and coming designer in the field of architecture, building experience in a wide array of projects including light rail station, residential, spa, medicine, hospitality, and office design. She has proven her flexibility to function as a team member in the collaborative environment, most evident in her light rail and medical projects. She is familiar working with complicated and technical project requirements and relies on her strong BIM/3D Visualization software stills to best communicate with different disciplines.
Nathalie’s work has taken her far afield with projects in New York, Missouri, Toronto and Amsterdam. This experience has given her an appreciation of the architectural process in different regions. Nathalie is passionate about sustainable design as it impacts the triple bottom line; as a result she has deeply studied the subject matter and holds credentials with both LEED and WELL.
Associate | Manager, IBI TH!NK
Oliver Hartleben is an Architect and City Planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School focused on existing and evolving public outreach, demographic, mobility, built form, and innovation topics.
A lateral thinker by nature, Oliver brings together his experience in engaging public, private and community stakeholders for the identification of new opportunities and synergies. Oliver is NCI System certified to facilitate design charettes, has experience in conducting online engagement processes, and leads IBI Group’s R&D Unit, TH!NK.
Associate | Manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems
Upon joining IBI Group, Jill Mackay was tasked to develop Regional ITS architecture for a broad range of clients, including throughout the state of Washington. Through the facilitation of stakeholder workshops, Jill became adept at helping agencies identify a vision and strategic path for the identification, prioritization and implementation of innovative transportation technologies that would improve operational efficiencies and performance.
Beyond the planning phase, Jill has worked on fare collection, electronic toll collection and CAD/AVL system implementations from the initial needs assessment phase through to systems acceptance. Currently, Jill is leading IBI Group’s multidisciplinary Connected and Autonomous Vehicles practice, which is comprised of professionals dedicated to guiding our traffic and transit agency clients on how to plan, prepare and benefit from innovative autonomous technologies. A team from the CAV Working Group was recently a finalist in New York?s Driverless Future design challenge, which sought ideas on how automated vehicles could address urban growth issues in New York City.