The Ergonomics and Cognitive Sciences for Transport Laboratory is part of the Transport, Health and Safety - TS2 department at the Université Gustave Eiffel.
The laboratory has a single objective: to understand the human being and his or her activity in a travel situation in order to provide mobility that is adapted to his or her needs while guaranteeing his or her safety.
To achieve this objective, four major themes have been defined for the future, medium and long term:
- Understanding the attentional mechanisms involved in mobility
- Diagnosis of the state and activity of the driver
- Influence of health status on mobility
- Digital modelling of the human being and immersive simulation for the User Experience
These areas of research address societal, road safety, transport psychology and health issues. They concern the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists and scooter users, who are increasingly present on the roads in both urban and rural areas. They deal with the development of automated vehicles and the consequences of these new modes of transport on mobility in terms of safety and acceptability, but also in terms of cognitive adaptation both with other non-automated vehicles and with pedestrians. The scientific themes address the issues of maintaining driving ability for the elderly and returning to driving for people with disabilities. Finally, they refine theoretical knowledge of the cognitive processes developed by users during a journey in a real or simulated situation.
The technical team is involved at every stage of the project, from setting up the equipment and instrumentation and providing support during the experiments, to acquiring and developing tools for processing and analysing the data.