Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


VOLHAND (VOLant pour personne âgée et/ou HANDicapée) is a project funded by the ANR (National Research agency). This project, started in October 2009, is a result of collaboration between C. Canudas de Wit and Franck Quaine/Violaine Cahouët (from the biomechanical team of Gipsa-Lab ). The project has concerned the development of a new generation of Electrical power-assisted steering specifically designed for disabled and aged people. Our contribution has been to design new assisted laws, taking into account the specific mechanical characteristics of this particular population of drivers. The consortium was composed by: LAMIH, CHRU, Fondation Hopale, Gipsa-Lab , INRETS and JTEKT. More information can be found on-line: .


The MOCoPo project (Measuring and mOdelling traffic COngestion and POllution) is funded by the French Ministry in charge of Transport (MEDDTL), through the PREDIT (Research and Innovation in Land Transport Program). The project began in January 2011 and will end up in December 2013. Various research institutes and universities, some teams of the MEDDTL and pollution measurements associations are involved in the project: LICIT (Transport and Traffic Engineering Laboratory, joint unit of IFSTTAR and ENTPE), LTE (Transports and Environment Laboratory, IFSTTAR), LEPSIS (Laboratory for Road Operations, Perception, Simulators and Simulations, IFSTTAR), IM (Infrastructures and Mobility Department, IFSTTAR), MACS (Monitoring, Assessment, Computational Sciences, IFSTTAR), Inria-NECS, Atmo Rhône Alpes, DIR-CE (Center-East Direction of Roads), LRPC Angers (Regional Laboratory of Angers), CERTU (Center for Cities and Urban Transportation), and CEREA (Center of Teaching and Research in Atmospheric Environment, laboratory Ecole des Ponts ParisTech / EDF Research and Development). NeCS is particularly involved in tasks devoted to travel-time estimation and prediction. For this purpose one post-doc (Fabio Morbidi) has been hired. More information can be found on-line: .


META-TRAM is a PEPS-CNRS project funded for two years (2013-2015). It aims at studying tensor methods for analyzing traffic data. Indeed, for a better management of mobility in modern cities (avoid or better control episodes of congestion, accurately predict traffic trends, finely analyze urban and suburban trips via multimodal networks), it is necessary to develop appropriate analytic tools that integrate multimodality and heterogeneity of networks from inherently multidimensional measures. Three areas are studied: tensor modeling for estimating origin-destination matrices, dynamic clustering flow and synthesis of distributed algorithms adapted to large volume of data, diversity of sensors, and their spatial dispersion. This project involves also I3S Lab (Sophia Antipolis) and CRAN (Nancy).

Other collaborations

Inertial and magnetic data integration for human movements analysis

The goal of this consortium is to work together on how to deal with inertial data in different or complementary fields. Orange Grenoble lab works on the analysis of inertial data. Orange sells some smart-phones equipped with inertial unit. The goal of Orange is to develop from these data some analysis bricks. The bricks are identified by: a) Monitoring of activity by identifying postures and deduce the activity by a correlation table, b) Prevention of falls by an analysis of walking monitoring, c) Monitoring of indoor and outdoor trajectory, d) Position of the sensor, and e) Identification of the dynamic parts of the signal. Orange offers to provide laboratories participating in the consortium: a) The database created through a 2012 IGS experiment where 7 peoples wore smart-phones for 3 months and the report of the experiment, b) The ability to store the data recorded by the consortium on a server in the capacity limit of the predefined server, c) The loan of smart-phones, and d) A schedule of specifications of a service activity monitoring of remote person. A consortium agreement has been signed by eight laboratories: INSA-INL, UJF-AGIM, UJF-GIPSA, CNRS-LAAS, CNRS-IRIT, Amines- école des mines de Douai, ISFTTAR, UTT et Orange Labs.