Learning about mobility… the earlier the better!

VEDECOM’s training Direction was created to accompany the deployment of mobility innovations and their uses thanks to varied and fun learning mechanisms adapted to all audiences. The annual open day introducing a class of primary school pupils to autonomous and electric mobility illustrates this mission to share scientific knowledge and is part of the DNA of the Institute’s training offer. 

On 16 May 2019, VEDECOM opened its tracks to pupils from Les Sources primary school in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, winner of a scientific challenge organised by the PEGASE association of the ESTACA Engineering School, a privileged partner of the Institute.

The youngsters, teacher and (lucky) accompanying parents took part in various workshops designed and led by our researchers, which allowed them to:

  • Understand the issues surrounding electric and autonomous mobilities thanks to an interactive presentation and a challenge for the pupils;
  • Discover the professions at work in the fast-changing automotive and transport sectors;
  • Learn about different urban mobility scenarios thanks to the game En route !: this serious game teaches how to get around in a complex urban zone, and to extend our options in case of unforeseen events that disrupt our journeys;
  • Try out, on a track, the features of a prototype of an autonomous vehicle (level 4), with demonstrations of how to manage a range of traffic situations: traffic jams, arrival of other vehicles onto the vehicle’s lane, stopping at lights thanks to V2I communication, etc.

 The young audience was very enthusiastic and curious during the workshops. This was further proof for the Institute’s training Direction that providing people with information and talking about new forms of mobility is a key aspect of their deployment. The day was also the chance to listen to the questions and hopes of the future users of these innovative solutions. And perhaps even to interest future recruits in the field!

 Our next knowledge-spreading mission is at Autonomy, the urban mobility summit, where we will be presenting a panorama of solutions and initiatives to accompany the changes in this sector.

 On 16 & 17 October, 2019, at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris

 Some of our online teaching mechanisms:

 Immersive e-learning, initiation on the autonomous vehicle, open and free access

 To find out more, please visit our training page.


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