RITS - 2019
New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
New Software and Platforms
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • Title: Redistribution automatique d’une flotte de véhicules en partage et valet de parking

  • Instrument: ANR

  • Duration: January 2016 - September 2019

  • Coordinator: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Partners: Inria, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (IRCCyN), AKKA Technologies

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The VALET project proposes a novel approach for solving car-sharing vehicles redistribution problem using vehicle platoons guided by professional drivers. An optimal routing algorithm is in charge of defining platoons drivers’ routes to the parking areas where the followers are parked in a complete automated mode. The main idea of VALET is to retrieve vehicles parked randomly on the urban parking network by users. These parking spaces may be in electric charging stations, parking for car sharing vehicles or in regular parking places. Once the vehicles are collected and guided in a platooning mode, the objective is then to guide them to their allocated parking area or to their respective parking lots. Then each vehicle is assigned a parking place into which it has to park in an automated mode.

  • Title: navigation autonome dans les foules inspirée par les humains (Human Inspired Autonomous Navigation In Crowds)

  • Instrument: ANR

  • Duration: January 2018 - December 2020

  • Coordinator: Anne Spalanzani (Inria Rhône-Alpes, Chroma research team)

  • Partners: Inria Rhône-Alpes, Inria Paris, LIG Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble, LS2N - ECN Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes

  • Inria contact: Fawzi Nashashibi

  • Abstract: The HIANIC project will try to address some problems that will arise when these cars are mixed with pedestrians. The HIANIC project will develop new technologies in term of autonomous navigation in dense and human populated traffic. It will explore the complex problem of navigating autonomously in shared-space environments, where pedestrians and cars share the same environment.

    Such a system will contribute both to urban safety and intelligent mobility in “shared spaces”. Negotiation will help to avoid frozen situations increasing the vehicle’s reactivity and optimizing the navigable space. Negotiation, Human-Aware Navigation and Communication will contribute to a better public acceptance of such autonomous systems and facilitate their penetration in the transportation landscape.


  • Title: Perception augmentée par coopération véhicule avec l'infrastructure routière

  • Instrument: FUI

  • Duration: September 2016 - May 2020

  • Coordinator: SIGNATURE Group (SVMS)


  • Inria contact: Raoul de Charette

  • Abstract: The objective of the project is to integrate two technologies currently being deployed in order to significantly increase the time for an automated vehicle to evolve autonomously on European road networks. It is the integration of technologies for the detection of fixed and mobile objects such as radars, lidars, cameras ... etc. And local telecommunication technologies for the development of ad hoc local networks as used in cooperative systems.

Competitivity Clusters

RITS team is a very active partner in the competitivity clusters, especially MOV'EO and System@tic. We are involved in several technical committees like the DAS SUR of MOV'EO for example.

RITS is also the main Inria contributor in the VEDECOM institute (IEED).