FLUMINANCE and ArosDyn: two examples of INRIA technologies to watch in the sector of energy, transport and sustainable development.
FLUMINANCE: achieving a better understanding of the complexity of environmental phenomena.
A joint team involving INRIA and Cemagref (science and technology research institute for the environment), FLUMINANCE draws upon a double scientific heritage in image analysis and fluid dynamics. The team's results concern the modelling and simulation of flows (air, water, snow, mud) for various applications: to predict floods, design avalanche protection systems or improve the efficiency of irrigation systems. FLUMINANCE aims to provide environmental experts with reliable, methodological forecasting tools within a controlled experimental framework.
The worldwide increase in extreme weather conditions is disrupting local and global ecosystems. Businesses and insurance companies are therefore having to take environmental risk into account in their economic activity. Analysing, understanding and modelling these phenomena makes it possible to better anticipate the consequences of these extreme events
ArosDyn: robust analysis of dynamic scenes for driving assistance
ArosDyn is a piece of software designed for automatic shuttle buses and cars, enabling them to detect obstacles better, preventing accidents and reducing consumption. "The technology has now reached maturity. It is developed by the e-Motion team, a specialist in robotisation in a human environment. It makes it possible to automate certain reactions - when a pedestrian steps out in front of a car, for instance - by anticipating the event and slowing down the car to avoid a collision". The software has been licensed to the company ProBayes, an INRIA start-up, which has entered into a partnership with Toyota, lasting several years, on driving assistance systems (pedestrian avoidance).
Interaction between vehicles and their direct environment is, along with fuel-efficient driving, an important area of development for the automotive sector. In future, we will be able to take into account the autonomous activity of each car, but above all its interactions with the vehicles and infrastructures around it: in the event of an accident, consequences on traffic must be anticipated. The benefit will therefore be both individual and collective.
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