RITS - 2014
New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Type: FP7

  • Instrument: Specific Targeted Research Project

  • Duration: January 2010 - December 2014

  • Coordinator: Lohr Industrie (France)

  • Partner: Inria (France), CTL (Italy), EPFL (Switzerland), TECHNION (Israel), GEA (Switzerland), ERT (France), and the cities of Formello (Italy), Strasbourg (France) and Ploiesti (Romania).

  • Inria contact: Michel Parent

  • Abstract: CATS’ aim is the full development and experimentation of a new urban transport service based on a new generation of vehicle. Its major innovation is the utilization of a single type of vehicle for two different uses: individual use or semi collective transport. This new transport service is aimed at filling the gap between public mass transport and private individual vehicles.

  • See also: http://www.cats-project.org

  • Type: FP7

  • Instrument: Specific Targeted Research Project

  • Duration: November 2011 - February 2015

  • Coordinator: Genova University (Italy

  • Partner: Bremach (Italy), ZTS (Slovakia), Universite di Pisa (Italy), Persico (Italy), Mazel (Spain), TCB (Portugal), Inria (France).

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The project proposes novel concept architectures of light-duty, full-electrical vehicles for efficient sustainable urban freight transport and will develop FURBOT, a vehicle prototype, to factually demonstrate the performance expected.


  • Instrument: Large-scale integrating project

  • Duration: September 2012 - August 2016

  • Coordinator: University of Rome La Sapienza, CTL (Italy)

  • Partner: Inria (France), DLR (germany), GEA Chanard (Switzerland), POLIS (Belgium), ERT (Belgium), EPFL (Switzerland),...(45 partners!)

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The CityMobil2 goal is to address and to remove three barriers to the deployment of automated road vehicles: the implementation framework, the legal framework and the unknown wider economic effect. CityMobil2 features 12 cities which will revise their mobility plans and adopt wherever they will prove effective automated transport systems. Then CityMobil2 will select the best 5 cases (among the 12 cities) to organize demonstrators. The project will procure two sets of automated vehicles and deliver them to the five most motivated cities for a 6 to 8 months demonstration in each city. CityMobil2 will establish a workgroup that will deliver a proposal for a European Directive to set a common legal framework to certify automated transport systems.

  • See also: http://www.citymobil2.eu/en/

  • Title: Co-operative ITS systems for enhanced electric vehicle mobility


  • Duration: September 2012 - February 2015

  • Coordinator: Broadbit (Slovakia)

  • Partner: ETRA (Spain), Barcelona Digital (Spain), ICCS (Greece), MRE (Italy), Armines (France), University of Twente (Netherlands), Privé (Italy), NEC (United Kingdom)

  • Inria contact: Jean-Marc Lasgouttes

  • Abstract: Mobility2.0 will develop and test an in-vehicle commuting assistant for FEV mobility, resulting in more reliable and energy-efficient electro-mobility. In order to achieve a maximum impact, Mobility2.0 takes an integrated approach of addressing the main bottlenecks of urban FEV mobility: “range anxiety” related to the limited FEV range, scarcity of parking spaces with public recharging spots, and the congestion of urban roads. Our integrated approach means the application developed by Mobility2.0 will utilize co-operative systems to simultaneously consider these bottlenecks, so that such an optimization can be achieved which still guarantees reliable transportation for each FEV owner. Mobility2.0 will focus on assisting the daily urban commute, which represents the bulk of urban mobility.

  • See also: http://mobility2.eu/

  • Title: DEvelopment platform for Safe and Efficient dRiVE

  • Duration: September 2012 - August 2015

  • Coordinator: VTT (Finland)

  • Partner: CRF (Italy), Armines (France), CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS (France), FICOSA (Italy), Inria (France), TRW (Great Britain), AVL (Austria), BOSCH (Germany), DAIMLER (Germany), VOLVO (Sweden),...(26 partners)

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: To manage the expected increase of function complexity together with the required reduction of costs (fixed and variable) DESERVE will design and build an ARTEMIS Tool Platform based on the standardization of the interfaces, software (SW) reuse, development of common non-competitive SW modules, and easy and safety-compliant integration of standardized hardware (HW) or SW from different suppliers. With innovative design space exploration (DSE) methods system design costs can be reduced by more than 15%. Hence, DESERVE will build an innovation ecosystem for European leadership in ADAS embedded systems, based on the automotive R&D actors, with possible applications in other industrial domains.

  • See also: http://www.artemis-ju.eu/project/index/view?project=38

  • Title: Co-operative Systems in Support of Networked Automated Driving by 2030

  • Duration: November 2013 – October 2016

  • Coordinator: Andras KOVACS – BROADBIT (Hungary)

  • Partner: BROADBIT (Hungary), BASELABS (Germany), CRF (Italy), Armines (France), VOLVO (Sueden), HITACHI EUROPE (France), EPFL (Switzerland), ICCS (Greece), TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN (Germany) (9 partners)

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: AutoNet2030 shall develop and test a co-operative automated driving technology, based on a decentralized decision-making strategy which is enabled by mutual information sharing among nearby vehicles. The project is aiming for a 2020-2030 deployment time horizon, taking into account the expected preceding introduction of co-operative communication systems and sensor based lane-keeping/cruise-control technologies. By taking this approach, a strategy can be worked out for the gradual introduction of fully automated driving systems, which makes the best use of the widespread existence of co-operative systems in the near-term and makes the deployment of fully automated driving systems beneficial for all drivers already from its initial stages.

  • See also: http://www.autonet2030.eu/

Collaborations with Major European Organizations

  • RITS is member of the euRobotics AISBL and the Leader of “People transport” Topic. This makes from Inria one of the rare French robotics representatives at the European level.

  • RITS is a full partner of VRA: VRA – Vehicle and Road Automation is a support action funded by the European Union to create a collaboration network of experts and stakeholders working on deployment of automated vehicles and its related infrastructure. VRA project is considered as the cooperation interface between EC funded projects, international relations and national activities on the topic of vehicle and road automation. It is financed by the European Commission DG CONNECT and coordinated by ERTICO – ITS Europe.

  • RITS is member of the Working Group on Automation: iMobility. This group has been created and is animated by ERTICO ITS Europe. The Automation Working Group was formed under the iMobility Forum, with the initial high level aims of exploring and promoting the potential of highly automated vehicles and applications and working towards the development of a roadmap for the deployment of automated systems.