|MUSES-INDUCT-LIVIC : Full Automated Parking Valet|
|Category:France||Conseil General des Yvelines (CG78)|
|From N/A to 06/13||Completed|
|Aurelien Cord, Clement Boussard|
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Induct, Muses and the LIVIC (from IFSTTAR) have been working together to create M.I.L, an electric and bimodal (with or without a driver) vehicle, stemmed from a project aiming to evaluate and develop the efficiency of a car-sharing service, through to the optimization of parking space and automated convoy.
Laureate of the call to projects “Smart vehicle – City of the future”, launched by the Yvelines’ general Council, M.I.L is a vehicle concept based on emerging mobility markets such as car-sharing, urban logistics, small public transports and mobility in industrial parks, business or leisure centers…
M.I.L can move a fleet of vehicles thanks to only one driver. Vehicles are equipped with the “Follow-Me” technology, allowing them to synchronize their moves. A robotized arm, a technical innovation developed by Muses, connects each vehicle to the one in front of it. The automated convoy allows to decrease the cost of the car-sharing stations’ rebalancing, or to optimize transit in a warehouse, M.I.L being adapted to transport passengers or goods.
M.I.L is able to park itself in a parking lot, notably thanks to the SLAM MOT (Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping, Moving Object Tracking) technology, developed by Induct. An interactive terminal is at the disposal of the user, who thus can leave his car at the entrance of the parking lot, as if M.I.L was a valet. The car parks itself, guided by sensors that take control of it, which allows an optimal space management and a saving of time for the user.
INDUCT is a 9-year-old tech company that has developed a striking series of new technologies in automotive systems and robotics via innovative research projects. The firm is now using “tomorrow’s” technology to develop electric autonomous (driverless) vehicles and intelligent, urban mobility solutions today.
Established in 2004 and specializing in fleet management systems, the French company has perfected vehicles that make such use of on-board technology that they are able to move around safely without human intervention. Today, Induct is working on the development of intelligent urban mobility solutions: no longer an idea, it is a reality.
The French institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks was founded on January 1st, from a merger of the INRETS Institute and the LCPC Laboratory. This new entity enjoys the status of a public scientific and technological institution and is overseen by France's ministry of ecology, sustainable development, transport and housing on one hand and the ministry of higher education and research on the other. Ifsttar conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues, with the aim of improving the living conditions and, more broadly, promoting the sustainable development of our societies.
LIVIC is the “Driver-Vehicle-Infrastructure Interaction Research Department” English translation of "Laboratoire de recherche sur les Interactions Véhicules, Infrastructure, Conducteurs" is a lab. from ISFTTAR. Its missions are to understand and improve the Vehicle/Infrastructure/Driver system functioning, to design and develop non mature technologies, to design and develop autonomous vehicle up to full automation. Its main skills are: computer vision, data fusion, control methods, simulation/modelling, communication and architecture (computer, vehicle, and infrastructure), naturalistic driving studies.
Budget / Funding
The budget is 2.1 M€ and the fund from from Conseil General des Yvelines (CG78) is 9.2 M€.
Parking, Valet, Full Automation, Convoy, Electric Vehicle, Induction