Transports

The transport sector is currently facing massive scientific, technological and organisational challenges in the face of soaring demand for the transport of people and goods and the need to drastically reduce its environmental footprint. Carnot institutes have cutting-edge expertise in the areas needed to meet these challenges and they are working closely with businesses in the sector.

SELF-DRIVING, SOCIALLY INTELLIGENT VEHICLES

Robots in interaction and hybrid reality
Carnot ARTS Institute (laboratoire CIAD) — Carnot preparing the future

How can you boost the performance of self-driving connected vehicles? To a large extent, the answer lies in how space is shared with others. To do this effectively, the vehicle needs to communicate not just using wireless networks but also by behaving in a way that can be perceived by human users. The demonstration here presents these two approaches to interaction via minirobots and hybrid reality.

INNOVATIVE DAMPER CONCEPTS

Solutions for damping vibrations 
Partnership Carnot Ingénierie@Lyon Institute - Entreprise AVNIR ENGINEERING

The FUI INCAS project aims to come up with technological solutions for damping low-frequency [0-100Hz] vibrations in sensitive on-board equipment incorporated into complex mechanical ensembles (e.g. aircraft and space vehicles). This major project has benefited from the close ties between one of Carnot Ingénierie@ Lyon’s labs (MATEIS INSA Lyon CNRS) and an innovative SME (AVNIR ENGINEERING), which is a member of its technology transfer circle.

REAL-E

A smart, on-board connected system for measuring pollutant emissions
Partnership Carnot IPPEN Transports Energie Institute - Entreprise Capelec


REAL-e is the result of synergies unlocked between Capelec’s gas analysis expertise and pollutant emission models developed by Carnot IFPEN TE as part of the Carnauto initiative. It produces exhaustive and reliable mass measurements of car pollutant emissions that are independent of the figures produced by carmakers.

Recovering waste heat from light-duty vehicles

Partnership Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie Institute - Entreprise Enogia

Since 2014, Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie has been partnering Enogia, an SME specialised in heat recovery, which has been marketing stationary ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) engine systems for a number of years. This technology, which is based on waste energy recovered from the cooling water of internal combustion engines, has been adapted to road transport for an automotive application.

Recovering waste heat from trucks

Partnership Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie Institute - Entreprise Enogia

Since 2014, Carnot IFPEN Transports Energie has been partnering Enogia, an SME specialised in heat recovery, which has been marketing stationary ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) engine systems for a number of years. This technology, which is based on waste energy recovered from the cooling water of internal combustion engines, has been ad apted to transport for a long-haul truck application.