Our ITE’s vocation is to be a centre of excellence primarily focused on industrial and/or services development through the pooling and strengthening of public and private research capabilities.
It covers the entire innovation process up to demonstration and industrial prototyping.
To achieve our ambition of becoming an European leader, we focus our research in three fields:
To do so, the Institute’s researchers are tasked with identifying and implementing the technological breakthroughs that will eventually lead to the French automotive industry commercialising large numbers of electric and hybrid vehicles, which will be affordable to as many people as possible.
In March 2016, an electric machine prototyping workshop was created, forming the first building block of the future centre of excellence. With this, VEDECOM provides its researchers with a unique, confidential environment where they can rapidly produce the physical parts resulting from their research work, subsequently boosting the creative process.
VEDECOM is thus positioning itself as a driver of innovation.
Self-driving and connectivity
This is a major technological breakthrough: increasing automated vehicles, operated by a driver or self-driven.
The goal is to improve considerably the safety and the traffic conditions considerably by introducing vehicles that encourage new forms of mobility and make them appealing.
The challenge lies in the need for sustainable, entirely safe forms of mobility that convert the time spent in traffic jams into productive time. This will require research into vehicle equipment and software, and into acceptability from a societal and regulatory viewpoint.
Shared mobility and energy
The goal is to develop infrastructures and services that will overturn habits, create a modal shift and encourage users to pool private vehicles to rise to the environmental, economic and social challenges for mobility in urban and semi-urban environments.
Our research projects
15 research projects of ‘Investment for the future plan’ (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir or PIA)
|NEW ELECTRIC MACHINES|
|NEW POWER ELECTRONICS|
|ELECTRIC ENGINE AND POWER ELECTRONICS RELIABILITY|
|VERY-LOW-ENERGY AUXILIARIES AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT|
|RELIABILITY TESTING OF BATTERY PACK|
|INNOVATIVE CHARGING SYSTEMS|
|ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD AND SENSITIVITY|
|ROBUSTNESS OF ARCHITECTURES AND SYSTEMS|
|NEW SECURED COMMUNICATIONS AND COOPERATIVE SAFETY|
|ASSESSING THE SOCIETAL IMPACTS AND ACCEPTABILITY OF DELEGATED DRIVING|
|NEW PHYSICAL SPACES FOR ECOMOBILITY IN THE CITY|
|DEVELOPING DIGITAL SPACES|
|LABORATORY OF NEW USES|