Safe and comfortable mobility for everyone is a major societal challenge
To meet this challenge, the LBMC grouped its research activities on mobility in a theme entitled "Facilitating travel". The works carried out in this theme aim to guarantee optimal levels of safety and comfort for all users.
People are changing their mobility practice in response to societal changes (aging population, responses to climate change, progressive urbanization) , as well as technological evolutions (vehicle automation, new personal mobility devices). Still, it is necessary to ensure that these new situations do not induce comfort or safety issues for the users.
This work is based on skills and research conducted in different fields such as
- Behavior of structures under impact;
- Propagation of uncertainties in numerical models;
- Impact Biomechanics;
- Ergonomics and seating comfort;
- Digital modeling of the human body;
- Analysis and simulation of human movement.
New reseacrh questions are also considered, such as the combination of modeling approaches (e.g., rigid body models and finite element models) and the integration of new methods for observing and measuring human activity.
The theme puts forward two priority research areas: the first, entitled « Comfort and safety of automated vehicles », is more dedicated to the questions raised by the automation of personal vehicles; the second, entitled « Humans on the move for autonomous travel », focuses on the use more active modes of travel, such as walking or the use of public transportation, cycles, or personal mobility device.
Theme leaders: Raphael Dumas and Thomas Robert
Leaders of the axis « Comfort and safety of automated vehicles »: Philippe Beillas and Xuguang Wang
Leaders of the axis « Humans on the move for autonomous travel »: Raphael Dumas and Thomas Robert
Understanding seating discomfort (Project DGAC COLIBRI)
Contact : X. Wang
Collab: SAFRAN Group
Funding: DGAC and SAFRAN
Abdomen modelling Center of Expertise for the le Global Human Body Model Consortium (since 2008)
Contact: P Beillas
Contribution and animation of the PIPER Open Source project on child modelling for impact and tools for human body models
Contact: P. Beillas
More on www.piper-project.org
Discomfort and risk of fall for standing passengers of autonomous shuttles (project ENA)
Contact: T. Robert
Collab: Univ. Eiffel, Bertholet, Navya, Transpolis
More on www.experimentations-navettes-autonomes.fr
Assessing the risk of fall in the elderly
Contact: T. Robert
Collab.: Univ. Poitiers (R. Tisserand), Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (P. Chabaud)
Simulation of obese occupants for automobile safety
PhD thesis by T. Janak (supervised by P. Beillas and Y. Lafon)
Contact: P. Beillas
Funding: LAB PSA Renault
Sensitivity and robustness analysis of protections for motorcyclists
PhD thesis by L. Peng (supervised by M. Massenzio and D. Brizard)
Contact: M. Massenzio
Funding: Univ. Eiffel and Délégation à la Sécurité Routière
Monitoring driver's posture
PhD thesis by M. Zhao (supervised by X. Wang and G. Beurier) and ANR project AutoConduct
Contact: X. Wang
Funding: Univ. Eiffel and ANR
Collab.: Tongji University (China)
Some of our non-academic partners
GHBMC, LAB, PSA, SAFRAN, Decathlon, Texisense, Voltaire Design, and many others!
Some of our academic partners and public funding sources
ANR, European Commission, DGAC, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, ADEME, STRMTG, Labex PRIMES, Behiang university, LIA EVASYM (Université de Montréal et Ecole de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal), etc.
- Understanding seating discomfort (Project DGAC COLIBRI)
- Abdomen modelling Center of Expertise for the le Global Human Body Model Consortium (since 2008)
- Contribution and animation of the PIPER Open Source project on child modelling for impact and tools for human body models
- Discomfort and risk of fall for standing passengers of autonomous shuttles (project ENA)
- Assessing the risk of fall in the elderly
- Simulation of obese occupants for automobile safety
- Sensitivity and robustness analysis of protections for motorcyclists
- Monitoring driver's posture
- Some of our non-academic partners
- Some of our academic partners and public funding sources